Thomas Duffy

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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.

Daily News | July 18, 2002

The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a $355.4 billion defense bill for fiscal year 2003, making minor adjustments to the bill that had been passed Tuesday by the defense subcommittee.

Daily News | July 16, 2002

The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee this morning approved a $355.4 billion defense-spending bill for fiscal year 2003 in crisp, workmanlike fashion, the largest bill the subcommittee has ever passed, according to Chairman Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI).

Daily News | June 27, 2002

Despite a Senate amendment to its fiscal year 2003 defense authorization bill that could restore an $814 million cut in missile defense funding, President Bush's top defense advisers would continue to recommend that he veto the bill, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a House committee today.

Daily News | June 25, 2002

Freed from the constraints of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and driven by a desire to cut costs, Pentagon missile defense officials are looking to develop common components for the ground- and sea-based systems now in development, Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish said today.

Daily News | June 10, 2002

The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet this week to decide whether it will offer an amendment to the fiscal year 2003 defense authorization bill that would stave off the Bush administration's proposed cancellation of the Army's Crusader artillery weapon at least until the service completes an analysis of the cancellation, Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) said today.

Daily News | May 30, 2002

The Army announced today that a Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile successfully intercepted a mock ballistic missile during an operational test held on Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Daily News | May 22, 2002

Marine Corps Headquarters has created a new office to be the advocate for ground combat operational and budget issues, according to a message sent today to all Marine Corps commands.

Daily News | May 22, 2002

Lockheed Martin today received a $500 million modification to its contract for the development and demonstration phase of the Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency system.

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