Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) thinks Congress should have more of a voice in picking who runs the agencies that control a major portion of the nation’s intelligence funds. Mikulski, who is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has introduced legislation that would add a Senate confirmation requirement for nominees to head the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. The measure would have the Senate vet nominees for “suitability,” a process that historically has belonged to the Pentagon and the President, and lately also to the new director of national intelligence. The White House has taken no stance on the proposal yet.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon on March 13 fell short of a fully successful test, but the Air Force isn’t saying what went wrong with the Lockheed Martin-built hypersonic missile. The defense giant's Missiles and Fire Control division recently said the ARRW is "ready…