Blog Archives

October 24, 2012

One of our top priorities this year has been placing a moratorium on the divestment of the C-23 Sherpa from the Army National Guard. In 2010, a memo from the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisitions, Logistics and Technology directed the Army to divest the C-23 aircraft no later than December 31, 2014. However,  the transition plan from the C-23 Sherpa to another aircraft is poorly...

Read full story
October 23, 2012

Via USA Today:

Story Highlights

  • Unemployment for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan remains a problem
  • National Guardsmen juggle jobs and repeated deployments
  • Vets must translate military skills into...
Read full story
October 18, 2012

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and people across the policy spectrum have been very vocal on the issue.

At the start of the month, the Wilson Center (an independent public policy think tank) held a discussion forum...

Read full story
October 16, 2012

Via NGAUS Washington Report:

In order to better accomplish its core missions, the Air Force needs to recommit to the Total Force, according to a special report issued last week by the Heritage Foundation, a...

Read full story
October 11, 2012

The National Governor’s Association (NGA), founded in 1908, is a bipartisan organization composed of the nation’s Governors. NGA works to promote visionary state leadership, shared best practices as well as speaks with a collective voice on national policy.

This year in particular, NGA was instrumental in fighting against the Air Force’s decision make cuts disproportionately to the Air...

Read full story
October 10, 2012

Influential staffers on key defense related committees are reaching out to congressional members in order to open a dialogue on how to proceed on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

As one of the key pieces of legislation to be put forth after the elections, Senate leaders have been...

Read full story
October 2, 2012

Last week the Office of Budget and Management (OMB) circulate a memo to the heads of executive departments and agencies to clarify issues raised by the potential impact of sequestration as set forth by last year's Budget Control Act. In the memo, OMB stated it would be holding discussion on issues with agency staff over the coming months to develop plans for operations for FY13.


Read full story
October 1, 2012

Are you a defense policy nerd like us? If you answered "yes", you must be awesome! Just kidding, just kidding. But should also apply for this job.

Legislative Assistant, Army Programs
NGAUS seeks an individual experienced in legislative affairs to serve as the primary assistant to the senior legislative affairs manager for Army National Guard...

Read full story