Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | September 15, 2003

President Bush is asking Congress to add $850 million to his 2004 budget to accelerate the Department of Homeland Security's "Project Bioshield," an effort aimed at combating biological and chemical attacks.

Daily News | September 10, 2003

Eight Senate Democrats, including Minority Leader Tom Daschle (SD), introduced a bill yesterday that would require President Bush to send to Congress a detailed report on his plan for rebuilding Iraq, including a price tag for the effort.

Daily News | September 3, 2003

Because the Bush administration is striving to execute missile defense missions with allied partners, the operational command and control of U.S. missile defense assets may not always rest in the hands of U.S. combatant commanders, a Missile Defense Agency official told an industry conference today.

Daily News | September 3, 2003

The Defense Department cannot meet an April 29, 2004, deadline for destroying 45 percent of its chemical weapons stockpile as mandated by the Chemical Weapons Convention, so the Bush administration will request the deadline be extended until December 2007, DOD said today.

Daily News | August 26, 2003

The Congressional Budget Office said today that defense spending through fiscal year 2003 is up 17 percent over 2002, with the increase making up the fastest growing piece of discretionary spending in the federal budget.

Daily News | August 20, 2003

A mechanism designed to steer a kinetic interceptor toward a ballistic missile target failed during a June 18 test of the Navy's missile defense system causing the interceptor to miss its intended target, a Defense Department official said today.

Daily News | August 15, 2003

The Missile Defense Agency today announced that it has selected Adak, AK, as the homeport for a sea-based X-band radar that will be used with the national missile defense system the Bush administration plans to field next year.

Daily News | August 11, 2003

The Congressional Budget Office says defense spending through the end of fiscal year 2003 should be about $18 billion lower than CBO estimated just a month ago.

Daily News | August 8, 2003

The Air Force has announced it will issue by Aug. 22 a request for proposals for a space-based communications system that may eliminate bandwidth restrictions faced by commanders in the field today.

Daily News | August 4, 2003

Over the next several months, the Department of Homeland Security will ask the nation's colleges and universities how they would set up homeland security centers of excellence on their campuses to carry out research in several fields.

Daily News | July 29, 2003

Attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq are becoming more organized and more sophisticated, a senior Joint Staff official said today, even though the pace of attacks has lessened somewhat since former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay were killed last week.

Daily News | July 29, 2003

U.S. military leaders have not given ground force commanders in Iraq a mandate to capture Saddam Hussein alive, a member of the Joint Staff told reporters today.

Daily News | July 16, 2003

The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said today those forces are facing "a classic guerrilla-type campaign," adding that mid-level members of the deposed Baathist Party are responsible for the attacks.

Daily News | July 15, 2003

A group of physicists today said the Bush administration's plan to protect the United States from ballistic missiles by destroying them in the boost phase of flight is impractical because the interceptor rockets would have to be far larger and faster than any now in development.

Daily News | July 14, 2003

Facing increasing pressure from the White House, Congress and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to tie performance to dollars, the Marine Corps will judge all of its installations for cost and performance as it puts together its fiscal year 2006 program objective memorandum.

Daily News | July 7, 2003

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Boeing a $241.7 million Airborne Laser contract modification to cover cost increases "for the laser, beam control and integration and test efforts," according to a Defense Department announcement issued today.

Daily News | June 26, 2003

The chairman of House Appropriations defense subcommittee today said the Defense Department likely will need another supplemental spending bill to cover the costs of operations in Iraq, but he believes it will apply to fiscal year 2004, not 2003.

Daily News | June 24, 2003

Lockheed Martin and United Kingdom-based BAE Systems have signed an agreement to team on missile defense programs, with their initial area sea-based systems, the companies announced today.

Daily News | June 19, 2003

President Bush has nominated Air Force Gen. Richard Myers for a second two-year term as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate received the nomination yesterday.

Daily News | June 19, 2003

The Navy's sea-based missile defense system failed to shoot down a ballistic missile target yesterday in the skies off the coast of Hawaii, the Missile Defense Agency announced.

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