Senator Calls for Investigation After Whistleblowers Raise Concerns About C-130 Production Practices
Until recently, Lockheed Martin employees manufacturing the C-130J may have been exposed to harmful chemicals, and the Defense Department may have ignored worker concerns, a US senator said Jan. 23. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who leads the Senate Finance Committee, is calling for an investigation by DOD’s inspector general due to the worker claims, which were made by multiple whistleblowers, Grassley said in a statement.
The US industrial base would be challenged to ramp up production to meet wartime requirements in the event of a protracted great power conflict, analysts and Pentagon officials say.
The Air Force has awarded a $425 million contract to improve Ramstein and Spangdahlem Air Bases in Germany. The multiple-award contract includes funds for design and construction, maintenance, repair, alteration and renovation projects, to support personnel and aircraft expected to move from England to Germany in the coming years.
It carries out attacks through a network of intermediaries, allowing the regime to strike its foes while denying direct involvement.
In naming a chief data officer, the Army and the Air Force took different approaches with an eye toward the same goal.
The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time on Earth, under 20 minutes.