Thomas Duffy

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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.

Daily News | June 4, 2003

Upon his return from a trip leading a congressional delegation to North Korea, Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) said yesterday that government officials there did not balk at the prospect of moving toward compliance with several international agreements aimed at stemming the flow of ballistic missile technologies around the world.

Daily News | June 3, 2003

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) told today that he would talk with Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, about holding hearings on the intelligence information used by the Bush administration to make the case for war against Iraq.

Daily News | May 28, 2003

The Missile Defense Agency should take a different approach to developing and fielding a $3 billion satellite system that will detect and track ballistic missiles in flight, an approach that could include delaying the initial launch from 2007 to 2008 and stopping work on existing satellites to focus more on new technologies, the General Accounting Office says in a new report.

Daily News | May 14, 2003

In building the fiscal year 2005 defense budget, Pentagon officials will take a "significantly different" approach than that used in crafting prior-year spending plans, and will particularly stress that there be a minimum number of program changes, according to interim guidance issued May 12.

Daily News | May 7, 2003

Coalition experts who are examining an Iraqi mobile laboratory discovered near a Kurdish checkpoint last month can find no other reason for its existence than to produce biological weapons, a top defense intelligence official said today.

Daily News | May 6, 2003

As it begins to prepare its fiscal year 2005 budget request, the administration has doubled the number of Defense Department programs subjected last year to performance reviews, according to guidance issued yesterday.

Daily News | May 6, 2003

Faced with the increasing size, complexity and operational strains of the modern battlefield and a finite number of Marine Corps forward air controllers, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Michael Hagee is changing current service policy and opening up more FAC slots to non-aviators.

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