Thomas Duffy

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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.

Daily News | June 18, 2003

With an eye toward cutting personnel costs and eliminating duplicative efforts, the Marine Corps is combining its active and Reserve support organizations, which provide combat support to deployed units.

Daily News | June 17, 2003

Despite an open-ended commitment of U.S. military forces in Iraq, Defense Department officials expect retention rates to remain high, the Pentagon's top personnel official said today.

Daily News | June 17, 2003

An ongoing, internal debate over how the Defense Department uses and mobilizes reserve forces will be settled this summer and reflected in the 2005 budget request, the Pentagon's top personnel official said today.

Daily News | June 16, 2003

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) today asked the CIA to declassify the number of suspected Iraqi weapons of mass destruction sites the agency shared with U.N. weapons inspectors before the Bush administration went to war with Iraq.

Daily News | June 13, 2003

The Army has announced its intention to award a contract for the next phase of the Aerial Common Sensor program, an airborne sensor that will locate, track and disseminate time-sensitive data to soldiers at all echelons.

Daily News | June 11, 2003

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young (R-FL) today announced he has allocated $368.6 billion for the fiscal year 2004 defense bill, slightly more than $3 billion below what President Bush requested.

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