Adam J. Hebert

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

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Daily News | April 27, 2001

Five of the six commanders of the military Guard and Reserve components slated for third stars were nominated for promotion this week, according to Defense Department announcements.

Daily News | April 20, 2001

The Air Force has determined that basing the first wing of operational F-22s at Langley Air Force Base, VA, would result in the smallest environmental impact, according to a draft environmental impact statement published today.

Daily News | April 18, 2001

The Panel to Review the V-22 Program will recommend to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld that the Osprey program be put into a "minimum sustainable production rate" until a long list of deficiencies can be corrected, but will not call for the troubled program to be canceled, the panel decided today.

Daily News | March 30, 2001

The possible loss of access to a key band of the electromagnetic spectrum is "unacceptable" to the Defense Department, which contends in a report released today that removing military systems from the band could require as much as $4.3 billion in unbudgeted dollars through 2017.

Daily News | March 28, 2001

The Defense Department should consider creating a different triad of capabilities to destroy strategic targets that de-emphasizes but does not eliminate nuclear weapons, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments said today.

Daily News | March 21, 2001

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today declined to offer public assurances that the multibillion dollar Joint Strike Fighter will be available as called for in United Kingdom modernization plans.

Daily News | March 20, 2001

The Navy's decision to accept a lower reliability rate for its Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasure system will likely force the service to pay higher operations and maintenance costs for the IDECM program, the Defense Department inspector general contends in a report released today.

Daily News | March 13, 2001

Saying that planned inventories of F-22 fighters are insufficient to meet future requirements, Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-NV) wrote in an "issue brief" today that the administration should increase the F-22 buy to 750 because "arbitrary budget compromises" cut the buy to 339 Raptors -- a total that may not be enough "to meet national needs."

Daily News | March 9, 2001

During its first public meeting today, the "blue ribbon" Panel to Review the V-22 Program heard arguments for and against moving forward with the controversial tiltrotor program and was informed that contractors had not made the Marine Corps aware of the seriousness of a "power settling" phenomenon before it resulted in an April 2000 crash that killed 19 Marines.

Daily News | March 6, 2001

A crash last November 16 of an Air Force F-16 on a training mission and a private Cessna departing a Florida airport took place after a series of pilot, mechanical and air traffic control errors, the service determined in an accident report released today.

Daily News | March 6, 2001

The program intended to modernize Boeing B-1 bomber defensive systems was left unfunded by the Air Force in fiscal year 2002, and unless a decision is made to fund the upgrade in the FY-04 budget cycle, the Lancer could be left "unable to meet survivability requirements," according to a newly released report by the Pentagon's chief tester.

Daily News | February 27, 2001

Secretary of State Colin Powell said yesterday the current sanctions regime against Iraqi president Saddam Hussein may be excessive and affecting the Iraqi people more than weakening the regime's power or war making ability.

Daily News | February 21, 2001

Lawmakers can increase the prominence and funding given to electronic warfare efforts through plus-ups to the Defense Department's fiscal year 2002 budget request, but the request itself will probably be very similar to the FY-01 budget submission, according to a new report to Congress.

Daily News | February 13, 2001

The first of two Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrators scheduled to undergo testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD, arrived last Saturday (Feb. 10), according to Lockheed Martin.

Daily News | February 9, 2001

President Bush today said he remains opposed to a supplemental appropriations bill that would boost Defense Department spending this year until after the issue has been properly studied.

Daily News | February 8, 2001

Joint Strike Fighter competitors Lockheed Martin and Boeing this week submitted plans for how they would structure an extensive JSF engineering and manufacturing development program if chosen to lead the multibillion-dollar, tri-service program.

Daily News | February 6, 2001

LINTHICUM, MD -- Senior Air Force officials today announced a new plan to "incentivize" F-22 contractors with nearly $500 million in available funds from the service that can be used to pay for new contractor initiatives to reduce Raptor production costs.

Daily News | February 5, 2001

The F-22 is finally ready for a low-rate initial production decision following the first flight today of Raptor No. 4006, according to program officials.

Daily News | February 2, 2001

The Air Force placed its Air Intelligence Agency, headquartered at Kelly AFB, TX, under Air Combat Command control yesterday, the service announced today.

Daily News | February 2, 2001

The naval version of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrator went supersonic for the first time this week, the company announced yesterday.

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