Emelie Rutherford

Emelie Rutherford was a reporter with Inside Defense until February 2008.

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Daily News | February 26, 2008

A Pentagon board last week approved increasing the Army's requirement for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and decreasing the number the Marine Corps and Air Force are slated to receive, Pentagon sources said.

Daily News | February 14, 2008

The Navy has crafted a $4.6 billion wish list of 20 items not funded in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2009 budget request, with "critical maritime patrol improvements" and a 10th LPD-17 amphibious ship topping the service's needs.

Daily News | February 12, 2008

Armored truck builders fell short of producing the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles the Pentagon wanted in January because of a problem with a subcontractor, the Marine Corps general steering the joint-service effort said today.

Daily News | February 4, 2008

The Navy today unveiled a fiscal year 2009 budget proposal that requests funding for seven new ships -- instead of the 11 previously planned -- because of cuts to the Littoral Combat Ship program, while also scaling back plans for the Navy's troubled VH-71 presidential helicopter.

Daily News | January 7, 2008

The Coast Guard has put a dollar figure on the refund it is demanding from an industry team for its work on eight faulty patrol cutters: $96.1 million.

Daily News | December 28, 2007

House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) continues to push to make the Navy's Sea Fighter a deployable vessel even though the service says it only plans to use the catamaran for at-sea experiments.

Daily News | December 5, 2007

A proposal to chop the Marine Corps' planned Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle buy still requires the approval of a high-level Pentagon board before it can be implemented, Commandant Gen. James Conway said today.

Daily News | December 3, 2007

With congressional Democrats and the White House at an impasse over war funding, Marine Corps and Navy officials are crafting proposals for how to free up funds to pay for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Daily News | December 1, 2007

The Marine Corps is reducing the number of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles it is buying from 3,700 to 2,300, service officials confirmed Nov. 30.

Daily News | November 6, 2007

In a bid to keep cash flowing to the Pentagon's No. 1 acquisition effort, congressional appropriators today shifted $11.6 billion into the Defense Department's fiscal year 2008 base budget for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program, a move intended to support contract awards for 6,500 additional vehicles next month.

Daily News | November 1, 2007

The Navy is killing a deal for a second Littoral Combat Ship from General Dynamics after the two sides failed to reach an agreement on contract changes for the over-budget program, the service announced today.

Daily News | September 28, 2007

The Senate last night passed an amendment to the fiscal year 2008 defense authorization bill that calls for boosting spending on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to more than $28 billion.

Daily News | September 11, 2007

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee today approved its $459.3 billion fiscal year 2008 defense appropriations bill, including a proposal to rescind funding for the second of two Littoral Combat Ships that General Dynamics is developing.

Daily News | June 20, 2007

Amid widespread concern about Army casualties in Baghdad, the Pentagon is diverting 1,200 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles ordered by the Marine Corps to the Army.

Daily News | June 4, 2007

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has assigned a DX rating to the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program, giving it priority for critical resources such as tires and steel.

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