Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman is a reporter for Inside Defense. For more than two decades -- including stints with Defense News and Armed Forces Journal -- he has covered the Pentagon, defense industry, the military budget, weapon system acquisition and defense policy formulation as well as reporting on technology, business, and global arms trade. Jason has traveled to more than 40 countries, studied medieval history at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and lives in Brooklyn.

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Daily News | March 30, 2005

The Pentagon's acquisition executive is preparing to marshal investments across the U.S. military to put in place cutting-edge logistics capabilities that are essential to the Defense Department's plans to transform from an Industrial Age force to an Information Age force.

Daily News | March 29, 2005

The Navy is planning to adjust its near-term investment strategy in order to better handle future missions in the global war on terrorism, a move that service officials hope will anticipate recommendations from the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review expected later this summer.

Daily News | March 28, 2005

The Pentagon for the first time is inviting representatives from other executive branch agencies to participate in its Quadrennial Defense Review as it tries to identify the roles and missions of the federal government that need adjusting to deal with new security challenges.

Daily News | March 25, 2005

After weeks of glowing press around the world for providing disaster relief to areas stricken by the December tsunami that devastated coastal communities along the Indian Ocean, the Navy is conducting a review of aspects of its operation that did not go well.

Daily News | March 24, 2005

Navy and CIA strategists have crafted a new framework for thinking about future threats that is being used to inform the sea service's 2007 budget proposal, and it may influence the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | March 23, 2005

The Pentagon plans to lash up U.S. military personnel with Iraq's fledgling security force in a new, two-pronged approach to improve Iraqi combat effectiveness against insurgents by providing a wide range of support, including the ability to call for U.S. air strikes.

Daily News | March 22, 2005

A sweeping defense review now under way may usher significant changes to what Pentagon officials call its "force planning construct" -- a key metric for shaping U.S. war plans, justifying the total size of the uniformed ranks and establishing the roster of needed combat gear, according to a senior Pentagon official.

Daily News | March 21, 2005

The fate of billions of dollars in spending on weapon systems will be weighed in a series of Saturday meetings over the next few months, guiding the work of a key panel leading the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review's deliberations of future military capabilities.

Daily News | March 18, 2005

Pentagon officials aim by mid-July to glean enough insights from the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review to recommend significant changes to the planned acquisition of major weapons systems, according to Defense Department documents and officials.

Daily News | March 17, 2005

The White House has directed the Defense and Homeland Security departments to craft new policies and figure out what new equipment and organizations are necessary to tighten up security across the vast waterways surrounding the United States, which are vulnerable to exploitation by terrorists.

Daily News | March 16, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has issued a new defense strategy that aims to reorient the U.S. military's focus from preparing to fight conventional armed forces to preparing to contend with a wider range of challenges, including insurgencies and catastrophic attacks.

Daily News | March 10, 2005

The Air Force and Navy are convening a classified conference later this month to examine how best to employ air power against insurgencies and in the global war on terrorism.

Daily News | March 9, 2005

The Defense Department has rolled out big plans to sharpen military foreign language skills and raise the profile of personnel with expertise in foreign cultures.

Daily News | March 8, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has officially launched a sweeping review of the U.S. armed forces that is expected to shake up the size and shape of the military as well as the catalog of weapons systems the Pentagon acquires, according to Defense Department officials.

Daily News | March 4, 2005

The Pentagon's December decision to kill an Army-led program to develop a next-generation anti-armor missile was triggered by concerns about growing costs and likely schedule delays, according to a senior defense official.

Daily News | March 3, 2005

The price tag for canceling the C-130J aircraft program could climb above $2 billion, according to a senior Air Force official and leading defense lawmaker.

Daily News | March 2, 2005

The military's top brass have tallied up nearly $13.6 billion worth of combat hardware they need but is not paid for in the Pentagon's fiscal year 2006 spending request now before Congress.

Daily News | March 1, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has established six panels, each led by a senior civilian and military officer, to carry out the work of the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Daily News | February 24, 2005

The Pentagon has launched 15 new projects as part of its ongoing effort to quickly give combatant commanders everything from a computer chip that can read a saliva swab and diagnose an individual's health to a new long-range, vertical lift unmanned aerial vehicle.

Daily News | February 24, 2005

The Pentagon is seeking the views of the National Security Council and the State Department on its plans for a sweeping strategy review that is expected to give unprecedented consideration to the roles of other federal agencies in dealing with future conflicts.

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