A Chinese spy suspect pleaded guilty to violating computer-use rules of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration after prosecutors said they didn’t find any secret information on his electronic devices.
A Chinese research scientist suspected of spying on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - -- and pulled from a plane in March as he was about to depart for China -- is set to plead to a misdemeanor charge of violating agency computer rules.
The U.S. Navy is seeking more money for the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier dogged by rising costs and sticking to its plan to buy four more troubled Littoral Combat Ships, according to internal budget figures obtained by Bloomberg News.
President Barack Obama traveled to the Navy’s sole builder of aircraft carriers to drive home his argument that his political foes and their constituents will be among the hardest hit by across-the-board spending cuts that start March 1.
In Newport News, Virginia, Betty Hazelwood said she’s on “pins and needles” about whether her job as a submarine pipefitter will be eliminated by U.S. spending cuts. In Northern Virginia, Kate McLaughlin canceled a vacation to Costa Rica because of concern her federal contracting will end. At a suburban Washington car dealership, Infiniti of Tyson’s Corner, customers aren’t buying.
For Matthew Mulherin, who manages Navy aircraft carrier construction for Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., automatic defense spending cuts set to take effect in January are an “end-of-earth scenario.”
The Pentagon must cut about $41 billion this fiscal year, not the $46 billion anticipated before Congress passed a stopgap spending bill providing some relief from automatic reductions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.