Pat Host

Pat Host was an associate editor for Inside Defense until July 2010.

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The Insider | September 30, 2010

The Pentagon should continue to invest in stealth aircraft because the technology remains among the most effective means of improving and ensuring aircraft survivability, according to Rebecca Grant, who today released an updated version of her 1998 report, "The Radar Game: Understanding Stealth and Aircraft Survivability."

The Insider | September 29, 2010

At a congressional briefing today on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's aeronautics research and development, caught up with NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver after her speech and asked about NASA's commitment to biofuels and how they apply to national security.

The Insider | September 17, 2010

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co.'s defense and security division is being rebranded Cassidian as part of the company's 10th anniversary.

The Insider | September 7, 2010

Boeing today announced a major realignment of its military aircraft sector, shrinking it from six divisions to four.

Daily News | July 28, 2010

The Office of Management and Budget will undertake detailed reviews of the highest-risk information technology projects across the federal government to address waste and systematic problems.

Daily News | July 27, 2010

Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) doesn't believe the Navy will be able to secure the land it wants to relocate Marines from Okinawa to Guam, she said today during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Japan.

The Insider | July 9, 2010

The co-chairmen of the Senate National Guard Caucus believe that future National Guard budgets should fund more C-27 aircraft.

Daily News | June 30, 2010

National Security Advisor retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones said today the United States' export control system is a "potential national security risk" because it is "overly complicated, contains too many redundancies and tries to protect too much."

Daily News | June 11, 2010

A leading House Democrat today unveiled his task force's plan to cut $960 billion from the defense budget between 2011 and 2020 without compromising "essential security."

Daily News | June 10, 2010

A cybersecurity bill introduced in the Senate today would give the president the authority to take new steps to protect "covered critical infrastructure" in the event of a "national cyber emergency" and grant immunity to companies that comply with presidential orders.

Daily News | May 14, 2010

The military is facing cyber dangers that pose an "extraordinary threat" to the military as well as the U.S. "economic structure" and "education systems," a top combatant commander said this week. Air Force Gen. Victor Renuart, who leads U.S. Northern Command, told reporters during a May 13 press conference that cyber threats affect U.S. international relations and economic policy as well as military thinking.

Daily News | May 4, 2010

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz have been "proactive" in working on an alternative plan in a dispute between the Air Force and Congress over the transfer of Air National Guard C-130 cargo haulers to the active-duty fleet, according to the top National Guard Bureau official.

Daily News | April 27, 2010

The Air Force is working on an "alternative" plan to loan Air National Guard C-130 cargo haulers to an Arkansas-based active-duty unit instead of a permanent transfer of the aircraft as detailed in the service's fiscal year 2011 budget proposal, according to the top ANG officer.

The Insider | April 20, 2010

During Tuesday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on ballistic missile defense, Missile Defense Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly explained why the MDA's Ground-based Midcourse Defense System failed to shoot down a targeted ballistic missile, FTG-06, during a January 2010 test.

The Insider | April 14, 2010

Richard Genaille will be the next deputy director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, according to an April 9 DSCA statement.

The Insider | March 19, 2010

The Defense Energy Support Center and the commercial airline industry trade group Air Transport Association of America have formed a team called the Strategic Alliance for Alternative Aviation Fuels to buy billions of dollars’ worth of biofuels for use in commercial and military airliners.

The Insider | March 9, 2010

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter is going to have a busy Thursday.

The Insider | March 5, 2010

Rising oil prices are often assessed for their ability to allow certain countries to increase economic development, but a professor at the Army War College has tackled a different question: Do oil exports fuel defense spending?

The Insider | March 5, 2010

Existing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrate the difficulties in confronting transnational rebel groups, as relations with neighboring states may pose challenges for security forces, according to a political science professor at the University of North Texas.

The Insider | March 4, 2010

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said today at a Senate hearing on the Air Force’s fiscal year 2011 budget request that he will work to move the Senate to vote on the nomination of Erin Conaton as Air Force under secretary.

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