Christopher J. Castelli

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Daily News | December 8, 2003

Lockheed Martin announced today that its proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of Titan has the approval of U.S. government antitrust authorities.

Daily News | December 1, 2003

In the contest to build the White House's next-generation helicopter, the Lockheed Martin-led team developing a U.S. version of the foreign EH-101 has selected General Electric over Rolls Royce to supply the aircraft's engines.

Daily News | November 12, 2003

The Senate Armed Services Committee has scheduled a Nov. 18 confirmation hearing for Michael Wynne, who has been nominated for the Pentagon's top acquisition job, according to a notice posted today on the committee's Web site.

Daily News | October 22, 2003

Senate and House authorizers remain stuck on the question of "Buy America" provisions, raising the possibility that Congress will not approve any final version of the fiscal year 2004 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | October 1, 2003

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner (R-VA) tonight rebuffed an attempt by House lawmakers to push the Senate into supporting "Buy America" provisions, which lack the full support of the Bush administration.

Daily News | August 21, 2003

The first newly configured V-22 Osprey arrived at Patuxent River, MD, three days late this week because an access door on the right-hand nacelle broke off and damaged a vertical stabilizer in flight, leading to a precautionary landing in Arkansas on Aug. 17.

Daily News | August 11, 2003

Michael Wynne, the Pentagon's acting acquisition executive, has signed a memo that codifies his decision to curtail near-term production of the V-22 Osprey while boosting funding to equip Ospreys with the latest communication gear.

Daily News | August 7, 2003

The Navy's V-22 program office says a missing clamp is to blame for a hydraulic failure that Osprey No. 21 experienced near Quantico, VA, during an Aug. 4 flight.

Daily News | July 31, 2003

Colin McMillan, the Bush administration's pick for Navy secretary, committed suicide because he believed his health condition was serious, perhaps more serious than it actually was, according to Scot Key, district attorney for New Mexico's Otero County.

Daily News | June 26, 2003

Lockheed Martin plans to realign part of its organization to create a new business unit that will focus on command, control, communications, computers and intelligence, has learned.

Daily News | June 11, 2003

Retired Rear Adm. Thomas Marfiak is stepping down Friday as CEO and publisher of the U.S. Naval Institute, a private nonprofit focused on sea power and national security.

Daily News | June 5, 2003

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark plans to meet with top admirals this weekend to discuss the future of the Navy's P-3C Orion aircraft and its yet-to-be-developed replacement, the Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA).

Daily News | May 5, 2003

Pentagon acquisition czar Pete Aldridge has refused to approve the Navy's fiscal year 2004 mine countermeasures plan because the Navy submitted it to his office "too late to certify," Inside the Navy has learned.

Daily News | May 2, 2003

Colin McMillan, a former assistant secretary of defense, is a leading candidate for the Navy secretary job, sources tell

Daily News | May 1, 2003

The Bush administration wants Air Force Secretary James Roche to be the next Army secretary, has learned.

Daily News | April 30, 2003

Adm. Robert Natter intends to retire after being relieved this fall as commander of Fleet Forces Command and Atlantic Fleet, the Navy announced today.

Daily News | April 9, 2003

The Marine Corps plans to activate VMX-22, a new squadron charged with conducting operational testing of the V-22 Osprey and "future tiltrotor related systems" by the end of fiscal year 2003.

Daily News | March 19, 2003

As the United States stands on the precipice of war with Iraq, deployed Marines are prepared for the threat of chemical and biological weapons, according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee.

Daily News | March 18, 2003

The Navy's V-22 program office resumed flight tests March 17, the service said in a statement.

Daily News | February 7, 2003

The Pentagon is expected to announce today that Hansford Johnson, assistant secretary of the Navy for installations and environment, will be the new acting Navy secretary, replacing Susan Livingstone just weeks after she assumed that role.

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