Dan Dupont

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The Insider | September 21, 2008

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was in Baltimore today to talk to, and about, the National Guard.

The Insider | September 19, 2008

And it is a race -- for the new administration to figure out what to do with space, according to a new report written up today on InsideDefense.com.

The Insider | September 19, 2008

Among the many initiatives being punted to the next administration is, of course, the new Air Force tanker, something that has occupied one of the presidential contenders -- Sen. John McCain -- for quite a while.

The Insider | September 16, 2008

The presidential campaign descends on Baltimore -- and the National Guard -- early next week, with Sen. John McCain and Sen. Joe Biden scheduled to address the NGAUS general conference.

Daily News | August 8, 2008

A whopping new price tag for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is driving the Army to pursue a new three-step "bridging" strategy for modernizing its light tactical vehicle fleet, charting a course that could lead to more near-term purchases of humvees with key improvements, according to Pentagon documents.

Daily News | July 9, 2008

The Army's $6.3 billion bid to rapidly field a replacement for its aging fleet of Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters is facing significant new cost growth that could derail it for good.

Daily News | June 24, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scheduled on Wednesday to review a closely held Army plan for restructuring the Future Combat Systems program that would significantly reorient the service's top-priority modernization program to generate capabilities immediately relevant to operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to Pentagon sources.

Daily News | March 25, 2008

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs outside help finding good people to run its programs.

Daily News | December 17, 2007

A new database of government contracting information, designed to give U.S. citizens a clearer picture of how tax dollars are spent, will not include data on unclassified contracts handed out by the defense intelligence agencies, according to documents and sources.

Daily News | November 15, 2007

The Senate Armed Services Committee today approved the president's nomination of John Young as under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Daily News | November 1, 2007

Congress has approved Pentagon plans to distribute $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2008 money for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program.

Daily News | September 26, 2007

Decrying a history of troubled weapons programs based largely on "paper proposals" rather than sound and proven technology, the Pentagon's top acquisition official has instructed the services to ensure all programs pit two or more teams' prototypes against each other in early development phases.

Daily News | September 10, 2007

Defense contractors protest Defense Department contract awards too often, according to the Pentagon's top acquisition official.

Daily News | August 2, 2007

The Pentagon's top acquisition officials have issued strong warnings in recent weeks about significant cost growth in Defense Department weapons programs, prompting a new initiative to contain the number of changes to requirements and system specifications pushed by program managers.

Daily News | July 19, 2007

Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) today proposed a massive increase in spending for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program, filing an amendment to add $23.6 billion to the fiscal year 2008 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | March 15, 2007

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted today to approve the Bush administration's nominees for the top jobs at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Pacific Command.

Daily News | March 2, 2007

Army Secretary Francis Harvey resigned today amid a growing controversy over the care of veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Daily News | February 28, 2007

The Defense Department should -- and could -- cut in half the time it takes to field major systems, according to an influential group of senior advisers.

Daily News | February 7, 2007

The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the globalization of technology and manufacturing, asymmetric warfare advances and the possibility of unwise decision-making -- all these factors, and many more, are the subject of a sweeping new study of future scenarios that could mitigate U.S. military power and even threaten the existence of the United States, according to the Defense Department.

Daily News | February 5, 2007

President Bush today asked Congress for $623.1 billion in fiscal year 2008 defense funds, including $141.7 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan and war on terrorism operations and $12.1 billion to increase the size of the Army and the Marine Corps.

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