The 109th Congress in a last gasp effort passed a joint resolution designed to fund 2007 military construction efforts at last year’s level, but Pentagon officials already are citing shortfalls, particularly to handle required BRAC actions. The Air Force has complained that it may not be able to fund the F-22 bed down in the Pacific region, reports McClatchy Newspapers. The new Democratic-led appropriations committees want to remove earmarks from the separately passed MilCon bills, according to the Congressional newspaper The Hill.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.