I am a volunteer counselor, specializing in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses, offering free assistance in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. 2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Receives many inquiries from small companies wishing to enter or enhance their position in federal government contracting.Ken Larson
COVID-19 Spawns Government Web Site Phishing Impersonations
The campaigns targeted both Americans and international users, with some websites impersonating the World Health Organization, the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (the tax collection agency in the U.K.) and the French government. [Example] A website template for coronavirus financial help that promises to sign users up for their stimulus checks “with 1 click” and contains a drop-down menu to enter credentials for their chosen bank.
F-35 Full Rate Production Challenges Include Failing Engine Tests And Replacing 1,005 Turkish Parts
According to the GAO, the number of F-35 parts delivered late skyrocketed from less than 2,000 in August 2017 to upward of 10,000 in July 2019. At one point in 2019, Pratt & Whitney stopped deliveries of the F135 for an unspecified period due to test failures, which also contributed to the reduction of on-time deliveries.And those supply chain problems could get even worse as Turkish defense manufacturers are pushed out of the program, the Government Accountability Office said in a May 12 report.