Dan Dupont

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Daily News | December 20, 2006

The Army is due to receive more than half of a $99.7 billion supplemental funding request prepared for Congress by the Pentagon, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | December 6, 2006

The Army has finalized a budget plan that proposes cutting $3.3 billion from its Future Combat System, killing the Land Warrior program and terminating or sharply trimming funds for many other initiatives, according to sources familiar with the plan.

Daily News | July 12, 2006

The Pentagon wants Congress to add two V-22s, four C-130Js and one C-17 to its fiscal year 2007 budget, along with thousands of new trucks, according to budget documents sent to Capitol Hill in late June.

Daily News | January 9, 2006

The Defense Department plans to accelerate retirement of key Air Force aircraft, including nearly half the B-52 bomber force and the full U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter fleets, in a bid to save $2.6 billion and boost spending for the services' prized F-22A fighter aircraft program.

Daily News | January 3, 2006

The Pentagon handed down 11th-hour budget cuts after Christmas last week, slashing $4 billion from the Army and Navy and plowing $3.5 billion into a wide range of new initiatives, many of which are designed to support combatant commanders.

Daily News | November 28, 2005

The Pentagon has set an aggressive schedule for the completion of its new defense budget and is poised this week to begin advising the services of what weapon system programs will soon be cut.

Daily News | October 20, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has told House and Senate appropriators he will join with "the president's senior advisers" in recommending a veto of the defense spending bill should it sustain the Senate's proposed $7 billion cut.

Daily News | September 27, 2005

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has added $200 million to the administration's budget request for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, doubling the amount added by the other defense committees to enhance testing in fiscal year 2006.

Daily News | September 23, 2005

The Bush administration has picked Dorrance Smith, former media adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, to be the Pentagon's chief spokesman.

Daily News | September 21, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld wants all Defense Department employees to heed the advice of a Defense Science Board task force on acquisition management, which warned in March that the Pentagon had not done enough to prevent future procurement scandals.

Daily News | September 2, 2005

"You are fielding pieces of crap. Is that clear enough to you?"

Daily News | May 10, 2005

The Navy and Missile Defense Agency are studying options for defending ships against short-range ballistic missiles, including a new, unorthodox alternative -- equipping fighter aircraft with interceptors like the most advanced version of the Patriot, according to Navy documents and sources.

Daily News | April 20, 2005

Germany has officially signed on to the design and development of the Medium Extended Air Defense System.

Daily News | April 20, 2005

The Pentagon, nearing a May 16 deadline for Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations, has established a joint task force charged with managing communications for the politically charged process.

Daily News | February 24, 2005

Patriot fratricide incidents in Operation Iraqi Freedom involved a combat identification deficiency that was "not exactly a surprise," yet the need to fix it has never been given enough support, a Pentagon advisory board states in a new report.

Daily News | January 4, 2005

The Missile Defense Agency is assessing how it will meet a Pentagon demand to trim $5 billion from its budget over the next six years, according to industry and government sources.

Daily News | October 18, 2004

The Pentagon's acquisition chief last week authorized the Army to begin limited low-rate initial production of the Stryker Mobile Gun System.

Daily News | October 4, 2004

The Pentagon's top acquisition official wants the services and defense agencies to pay more attention to safety in designing weapon systems.

Daily News | August 26, 2004

The Arrow missile defense system failed to achieve an intercept today during a test at the Point Mugu Sea Range in California, the Missile Defense Agency said in a statement.

Daily News | July 12, 2004

Proposed cuts to the Missile Defense Agency's Kinetic Energy Interceptors program would delay deployment nearly two years and increase costs by $440 million, the Pentagon told Congress last week.

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