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The Insider | March 19, 2009

Ashton Carter, President Obama's pick to succeed John Young as the Pentagon's top acquisition official, has been put on the docket for a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee next week.

The Insider | March 17, 2009

Inside the Air Force's editor, Marcus Weisgerber, is out in St. Louis today for the unveiling of the new F-15SE -- the Silent Eagle -- which Boeing touts as a "stealthy" version of the fighter designed for "international customers."

Daily News | March 13, 2009

L-3 Communications has filed a protest of a U.S. Special Operations Command logistics support contract worth up to $5 billion that was awarded to Lockheed Martin in early March.

The Insider | March 12, 2009

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), the chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, told a conference crowd this morning he and others in Congress hope to get a split-buy tanker competition going with money in the emergency supplemental bill for fiscal year 2009.

The Insider | March 11, 2009

Kevin Scheid, the Pentagon's deputy comptroller , said today he expects the fiscal year 2010 defense budget request to be released on April 20 or April 21.

Daily News | March 6, 2009

The Government Accountability Office has prepared a highly critical report on the Army's Future Combat Systems that questions the fundamentals of the program, from its maturity level to its budget, according to sources familiar with a draft of the document.

The Insider | March 6, 2009

Jacques Gansler, who was under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics in the Clinton Pentagon, has penned a new piece for Foreign Policy on the United States' reliance on other countries in military areas -- including the use of weapon system components made in other countries.

The Insider | February 25, 2009

As InsideDefense.com's Jason Sherman reported yesterday in a must-read piece, the defense secretary -- and not the White House, as others have suggested -- has told everyone involved in the process of retooling the FY-10 defense budget they must sign a nondisclosure agreement that says they won't talk to anyone about it.

The Insider | February 23, 2009

President Obama today used the occasion of a White House economic summit to promise that the new presidential helicopter program will get a "thorough review" -- adding that he believes his current helicopter is not too shabby.

The Insider | February 19, 2009

Inside the Army's Joe Gould this week has a piece on the Army and the QDR that sums up the official line and taps some outside experts for their thoughts on what it's all going to mean for the service once it's all said and done.

The Insider | February 10, 2009

Here's hoping the new under secretary of defense for policy, Michèle Flournoy, does something about her organization's Website.

The Insider | February 2, 2009

So, what’s the next big thing for the Navy?

The Insider | January 27, 2009

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is testifying right now before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | January 26, 2009

Shay Assad, the director of defense procurement at the Pentagon, has a new title, temporarily; he's now the acting deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, according to John Young, the under secretary.

Daily News | January 23, 2009

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said today that he "fully supports" President Obama's nomination of William Lynn for deputy defense secretary following a White House move to waive ethics rules for Lynn that were issued on Wednesday.

The Insider | January 20, 2009

President Obama's White House Website was up and running within minutes of his oath of office -- and while it lacks detail it does include a statement on his defense priorities.

The Insider | January 14, 2009

The El Paso Times has discovered the Joint Operating Environment -- that's JOE& for short.

The Insider | January 9, 2009

The slate of nominees for top Pentagon jobs announced by the Obama team yesterday -- including Bill Lynn for deputy defense secretary -- will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee next Thursday, Jan. 15, the panel just announced.

The Insider | January 8, 2009

The Hill is reporting something we've been hearing, too -- Robert Hale for Pentagon comptroller.

The Insider | January 7, 2009

The Wall Street Journal is the latest to note that Bill Lynn is likely to be the next deputy defense secretary.

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