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Commercial Drone Market (Finally) Ready to Grow, New Industry Report Says

Casia’s new 360-degree onboard detect-and-avoid solution is an example of new technology enabling growth of the commercial drone industry. (Iris Automation) The commercial drone market is set to transition from a “nascent” to a “growth” stage, according to a new report by industry analyst Frost & Sullivan — predicting unit shipment to increase from 2.44 million units in 2019 to 2.91 million units in 2023. North America will remain the largest market for commercial drone systems, according to the report, followed by the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. “Unit growth is driven by increasing regulatory support for commercial drone use in ... Read more

Where is Trump’s Missing War Powers Report?

The administration is ignoring its legal requirement to explain how it would use military force, and undermining Congress in the process. For the past month, while America’s attention has been understandably focused on the coronavirus crisis, the Trump administration has been disregarding an important new law concerning the president’s war powers. On March 1, President Trump was supposed to provide the public with a report describing any changes to the “legal and policy frameworks” governing when and where the president can use military force. More than a month later, that report still hasn’t been released—and the Trump administration hasn’t even ... Read more

Nimitz Becomes 4th Aircraft Carrier with COVID-19 Case: Report

Another aircraft carrier has confirmed a case of coronavirus in a crew member, according to a news report. Citing three U.S. defense officials, Politico reported Tuesday that a sailor on board the carrier Nimitz (CVN 68) has tested positive for COVID-19. The sailor’s test came back positive last week after the individual exhibited symptoms on board, Politico said. Another crew member also has coronavirus, but the member has not been working on the carrier, Politico said. A U.S. defense official told Military.com on Tuesday that a Nimitz-based sailor, who displayed symptoms was placed into isolation in late March out of ... Read more

Biden’s Offer To Help with Coronavirus Fight Makes Governor’s Job ‘Really Difficult’: Report

News Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty ImagesDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, on March 8, 2020. (Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images) Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign sent emails to state leaders with an offer to connect them with resources they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, but the endeavor might just get in the way of progress, according to a new report. The New York Post obtained the Sunday email in which the Democratic presidential front-runner’s political chief of staff, Stacy Eichner, told state officials that a ... Read more

Coronavirus briefing: Trump lashes out over questions about IG report

President Donald Trump was asked repeatedly during Monday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing about a new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general report detailing the federal government’s failure to provide hospitals with the testing and equipment resources they need. His contemptuous responses spoke volumes about his disdain for oversight, as well as for any reporter who has the gall to ask him questions he doesn’t like. The HHS IG report was released on Monday, two days after Trump fired intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson for not doing his political bidding with a whistleblower’s complaint about ... Read more

Mask shortage: Trump says coronavirus effort has been “incredible.” The HHS inspector general’s report disagrees.

A report released Monday by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) inspector general details the “severe shortages” of testing supplies and medical gear experienced by hospitals, and alludes to the disorganized nature of the federal response. The government report stands in contrast to the rhetoric coming from the government’s top elected official. President Donald Trump wants you to believe that officials who have criticized his administration’s coronavirus response are part of a plot to take him down, and despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, he insists federal agencies have done “an unbelievable” an “incredible” job procuring ... Read more

US navy captain fired for voicing virus concern tests positive: report

The US naval commander whose widely publicized plea for help for his coronavirus-affected crew led to his dismissal has reportedly himself tested positive for the disease. Captain Brett Crozier’s COVID-19 test result was reported Sunday by the New York Times, just hours after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper defended the captain’s firing. Esper told ABC that Navy Secretary Thomas Modly had “made a tough decision, tough call” in deciding to fire Crozier from his command of the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt, now docked in Guam. Asked about a report that President Donald Trump wanted ... Read more

Fired Navy Carrier Captain Has Tested Positive for COVID-19: Report

Days after he was removed from his position as commanding officer of a Navy aircraft carrier, Capt. Brett Crozier has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus illness he warned was spreading rampantly on his ship. Crozier tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting symptoms before he was removed from the carrier Theodore Roosevelt, The New York Times reported Sunday. The paper cited two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are familiar with the situation. Navy officials did not immediately respond to questions about the officer’s condition. Crozier was recently relieved of command after a letter he wrote to Navy leaders was ... Read more

Coronavirus recession, isolation could hit veterans harder than most: report

The combination of job losses, social isolation and mounting anxiety connected to the coronavirus pandemic could hit veterans especially hard in coming weeks and months, according to a new analysis by veterans advocates released Thursday. “COVID-19 could create a ‘perfect storm’ of developments that could threaten the mental health of many veterans,” said Rajeev Ramchand, research fellow at the Bob Woodruff Foundation and author of the research paper. “If we aren’t strategic and working proactively, social isolation coupled with anxiety about potentially getting sick and losing their job could lead to grave outcomes for many veterans.” The report comes a ... Read more

Why March’s private jobs report was worse than advertised

Job losses over the past month have likely been worse than even some of the more extreme economic estimates, and are expected to get worse. Driving the news: Led by small businesses, U.S. companies cut payrolls by 27,000 in early March, ADP’s latest private payrolls report showed Wednesday, in a surge of cuts that predated many municipalities’ mandated business closures. Zoom in: The ADP headline number significantly underplays the level of carnage in labor markets, as service-related industries saw losses of just 18,000 during the month. Most of the decline came from sectors not associated with restaurants or leisure and ... Read more