Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | November 6, 2002

One day after the midterm elections added one more loop to the roller coaster ride the Senate has been on this year, Republicans surprisingly find themselves in charge of steering President Bush's national security strategy through the 108th Congress.

Daily News | November 4, 2002

United States Joint Forces Command will hold a concept development conference for its next major military experiment, Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment '04, in early December, according to a recently issued JFCOM message.

Daily News | October 30, 2002

The Navy today awarded EDS a $1.9 billion contract modification for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, a move that will add two years to the contract the company won in October 2000.

Daily News | October 29, 2002

Beset by problems in developing the booster rockets to power its developing ground-based missile defense system, the Missile Defense Agency and lead contractor Boeing are studying the program's future flight test schedule and will focus the test program over the next year on developing the boosters, an MDA official told this week.

Daily News | October 23, 2002

The Navy has told Congress it has enough money in its future years defense plan to refuel eight of the 10 Los Angeles-class nuclear submarines that qualify for refueling.

Daily News | October 16, 2002

The Senate today approved a $355 billion defense appropriations conference agreement for fiscal year 2003 by a 93-1 vote.

Daily News | September 24, 2002

The Air Force may have to fly the modified 747 aircraft that carries the Airborne Laser missile defense system outside of the restricted airspace of the White Sands Missile Range, NM, and attack targets flown within the range, according to a recently released environmental study of the ABL's proposed ground and flight tests.

Daily News | September 23, 2002

The Marine Corps has resumed anthrax immunizations for troops who are assigned to or may be deployed to higher-threat areas of Southwest Asia for more than 15 consecutive days.

Daily News | September 19, 2002

The Bush administration's concurrent program and budget reviews of the military services' spending plans will yield consistent decisions on the direction of defense programs, a senior Pentagon official said yesterday.

Daily News | September 18, 2002

Family members of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and at the Pentagon told a joint House and Senate intelligence committee today that an independent, blue-ribbon panel should be formed to fully investigate how the United States intelligence community failed to take steps to prevent the attacks.

Daily News | September 17, 2002

The White House has asked Congress to approve an amendment to the fiscal year 2003 budget providing for a $3.8 billion, 15-year loan to Poland for the purchase of 48 Lockheed Martin built F-16 fighter aircraft.

Daily News | September 9, 2002

The Air Force announced today it has given Lockheed Martin a $2 billion contract modification for a troubled space-based missile-warning program key to the Bush administration's plan for a missile defense system that can protect the United States.

Daily News | September 6, 2002

A bill introduced in the Senate yesterday calls on the defense secretary to set up at least one full-time weapons of mass destruction civil support team in each state within a year to strengthen the nation's homeland defense.

Daily News | September 5, 2002

The Marine Corps plans to assess the readiness of its warfighting units by measuring achievement of mission-essential tasks.

Daily News | August 28, 2002

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones has added his voice to the chorus of senior defense officials warning about the importance of safeguarding classified information.

Daily News | August 28, 2002

Air Force officials will be providing far more oversight to the $8.4 billion Space Based Infrared System High program and will more rigorously examine the program's future progress, Air Force Secretary James Roche told today.

Daily News | August 16, 2002

The Pentagon has set Aug. 24 as the date it will attempt a fourth consecutive intercept of an intercontinental ballistic missile target in a test of the Bush administration's burgeoning national missile defense system.

Daily News | August 8, 2002

Senior Pentagon officials will likely decide the fate of the V-22 Osprey, now undergoing rigorous flight testing following two fatal crashes in 2000, next spring when they determine if V-22 production dollars should be included in the Marine Corps' fiscal year 2005 budget, the Pentagon's senior acquisition executive said today.

Daily News | July 30, 2002

The Navy will publish a draft environmental impact statement Friday (Aug. 2) outlining the service's plans to base the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet on the East Coast, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | July 24, 2002

The Missile Defense Agency announced today it would award a contract next May to a single, prime contractor for new targets and countermeasures used in future missile defense tests, a change from the current arrangement of relying on several contractors.

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