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 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.

Daily News | February 23, 2005

The Pentagon plans to establish a new acquisition executive to champion technologies and concepts designed for joint operations, according to defense officials and documents.

Daily News | February 17, 2005

The Pentagon plans to wring $12 billion in contractor jobs from military payrolls over the next six years as part of a campaign to improve management of the defense bureaucracy, according to documents and government officials.

Daily News | February 16, 2005

The Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency have hammered out a new agreement delineating how they will share responsibility for paramilitary operations, bucking a 9/11 Commission recommendation that called for all such activities to be shifted from the CIA to U.S. Special Operations Command.

Daily News | February 15, 2005

A leading Democratic lawmaker is upping the ante in the growing debate over the size of the military by proposing the Pentagon increase the number of ground troops in its ranks by 40,000 more than the temporary end strength increases advanced by the Bush administration.

Daily News | February 14, 2005

A senior Air Force general making the case for the embattled F/A-22 fighter aircraft program told lawmakers that the U.S. military's ability to dominate the skies may be threatened by a Russian aircraft that has not yet been built, and which aerospace analysts believe may never fly.

Daily News | February 10, 2005

A high-level Pentagon advisory panel has kicked off a study on whether to expand the authorities of the U.S. military's chief technology officer, the director of defense research and engineering.

Daily News | February 9, 2005

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is significantly changing the focus of the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review at the prompting of military commanders who believe the assessment must take a broader view of future challenges, according to Defense Department sources.

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