Adam J. Hebert

Adam J. Hebert was a writer and editor with Inside Defense until August 2002.

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Daily News | May 23, 2002

Though senior Defense Department officials have repeatedly said the DOD goal for science and technology funding is 3 percent of the annual Pentagon budget, DOD projects the S&T share of funding will decline every year through 2007, according to officials and documents.

Daily News | May 22, 2002

The Office of Management and Budget yesterday praised the overall thrust of the $27 billion fiscal year 2002 anti-terrorism supplemental as passed by the House Appropriations Committee, but harshly criticized provisions that would alter funding or restrict executive branch action -- especially pertaining to the Army's Crusader artillery system.

Daily News | May 21, 2002

State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator Francis X. Taylor said at a briefing today that roughly 1,600 al Qaeda suspects have been arrested in 95 countries since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon last September.

Daily News | May 16, 2002

Several issues remain unresolved in the nuclear weapons agreement President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin expect to sign next week, including how to secure tactical nuclear weapons and what transparency measures are needed to verify the security of stored weapons, prominent arms control advocates said yesterday.

Daily News | May 13, 2002

The General Accounting Office last week informed congressional authorizers that the Energy Department has failed to establish a pilot program to improve technology sharing between the national nuclear weapons labs and the private sector despite being directed to do so in the fiscal year 2001 defense authorization act.

Daily News | May 8, 2002

Seeking greater clarification of the Bush administration's nuclear weapons strategy, Democratic authorizers offered a series of amendments to the House Rules Committee today designed to force explanations of White House plans to store, design and test nuclear weapons.

Daily News | May 7, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, MD -- Tom Ridge's Office of Homeland Security expects to have its national homeland defense strategy ready for review by President Bush in early July, Richard Falkenrath, OHS senior director for policy and plans, said here yesterday.

Daily News | May 3, 2002

Navy installations crumbling after years of neglect are causing "unacceptable risks" to personnel and equipment, the Defense Department asserts in a previously unpublicized annex to a report sent to Congress last month.

Daily News | May 2, 2002

The deterrence value of intercontinental ballistic missiles continues to rise as the overall number of U.S. nuclear weapons comes down, defense officials and analysts say, because the ICBMs prevent an adversary from being able to "decapitate" the U.S. nuclear force with a preemptive strike.

Daily News | May 1, 2002

House Armed Services research and development subcommittee members met today with Army Maj. Gen. Peter Franklin, Missile Defense Agency deputy director, to determine if proposed new congressional reporting requirements would place an undue burden on the agency, congressional officials say.

Daily News | April 26, 2002

Pentagon officials are studying a group of eight targeting enhancements that could be developed together to improve the speed and accuracy of guided weapons, defense officials say.

Daily News | April 25, 2002

The Air Force has no plan in place to remove additional warheads from Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, a reflection of Defense Department efforts to keep open all options for sizing the future nuclear force, a senior service official said this week.

Daily News | April 23, 2002

The Pentagon plans to establish a Defense Spectrum Office to better address the increasing demands on Defense Department bandwidth, senior DOD officials told a House panel today.

Daily News | April 19, 2002

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said yesterday he is negotiating a memorandum of understanding with federal agencies to ensure that military personnel are not assigned indefinitely to non-defense jobs.

Daily News | April 17, 2002

The Defense Department today unveiled an updated Unified Command Plan that shifts homeland defense responsibilities previously spread across DOD to the new U.S. Northern Command that will stand up Oct. 1, most likely at Peterson Air Force Base, CO.

Daily News | April 16, 2002

The Defense Department is using a two-pronged approach to improve radar coverage of North America by linking existing radars in conjunction with other agencies while simultaneously developing a road map for a future air defense architecture, according to defense and government officials.

Daily News | April 12, 2002

The Defense Department wasted about $27 million implementing a problematic health care monitoring system that was subsequently discontinued in favor of another system, but the Pentagon recognizes the problems and has plans to avoid a repeat experience, the DOD inspector general's office asserts in a report released today.

Daily News | April 10, 2002

The United States should design interoperability into its weapons systems so it can more easily fight alongside its NATO partners even if European capabilities are less sophisticated, NATO Secretary General Lord Robertson said today.

Daily News | April 9, 2002

Senior defense officials told a Senate panel today that plans to create a U.S. Northern Command responsible for protecting the homeland are well along, and a "seamless" shift of homeland defense capabilities is expected once NORTHCOM is established.

Daily News | March 28, 2002

The Air Force has determined what caused two F-15Cs to crash into a Scottish mountain a year ago this week, but will not release the findings until a Royal Air Force air traffic controller is court-martialed for alleged "criminal negligence," according to U.S. and RAF officials.

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