Thomas Duffy

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Daily News | June 5, 2001

Under sharp and pointed questioning today from Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Douglas Feith, President Bush's nominee for under secretary of defense for policy, stood by a 1999 legal memo he wrote in which he said the 1972 ABM Treaty no longer matters because one of the treaty parties, the Soviet Union, no longer exists.

Daily News | June 5, 2001

Harris Corp. today was awarded a contract by the Air Force to develop and build up to 200 ground multiband terminals, a contract that could be worth up to $300 million, the Defense Department announced.

Daily News | June 4, 2001

If Congress approves a $6.1 billion defense supplemental appropriations request President Bush submitted last Friday (June 1), the Navy will have the $36 million it needs to begin the job of recovering the bodies of 17 Japanese civilians who were killed when the Navy nuclear attack submarine Greeneville struck the 180-foot Japanese fishing trawler Ehime Maru off Hawaii on Feb. 9.

Daily News | June 4, 2001

The Marine Corps is pulling together a group of senior civilian information technology professionals to assist in managing the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet transition plan for civilian employees, 300 of whom will lose their jobs as a result of the potential $7 billion NMCI contract awarded to EDS last October.

Daily News | June 1, 2001

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA), a member of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, will try to increase the size of President Bush's $6.1 billion fiscal year 2001 defense supplemental request when the subcommittee considers it, a Dicks spokesman told yesterday.

Daily News | May 29, 2001

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is holding daily meetings this week with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss the direction of the Quadrennial Defense Review and the construction of the fiscal year 2003 budget, Pentagon spokesman rear Adm. Craig Quigley said today.

Daily News | May 29, 2001

The Pentagon will ask Congress for an additional $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2001 to cover the cost of extended military health care, accelerate several programs including the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle and meet energy costs that have risen by as much as 158 percent over the past year, according to a copy of the Defense Department's FY-01 supplemental request.

Daily News | May 23, 2001

The Senate last night confirmed former General Dynamics executive Gordon England to be the secretary of the Navy, by unanimous consent.

Daily News | May 21, 2001

The Army today recorded three successful target intercepts using the Patriot Advanced Capability 2 (PAC-2) missile, the service announced.

Daily News | May 16, 2001

A newly created State Department office charged with verifying U.S. and foreign nations' compliance with arms control treaties is taking a active role in the Bush administration's plans to amend the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and move forward with the construction of a National Missile Defense system.

Daily News | May 14, 2001

In a report released today, the Pentagon inspector general says the Defense Department has failed to fully use a joint technical architecture for command and control systems designed to make it easier for weapons systems to work with one another.

Daily News | May 9, 2001

The House today passed a fiscal year 2002 budget resolution by a vote of 221-207.

Daily News | May 8, 2001

The Senate today confirmed John Bolton to be under secretary of state for arms control and international security affairs by a 57-43 vote.

Daily News | May 8, 2001

A sweeping reorganization of the Defense Department's space operations is not setting the stage for the United States to move forward with the use of space weapons, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.

Daily News | May 2, 2001

The bill for repairing the Aegis destroyer Cole (DDG 67), severely damaged in a terrorist attack last October, has reached $243 million, $93 million above what Congress appropriated for the job last November, a Navy spokesman told today.

Daily News | April 24, 2001

Dov Zakheim, President Bush's pick to be the next Pentagon comptroller, told a Senate committee today he would reorganize the comptroller's office and make reforming the Defense Department's ability to produce clear and accurate financial statements a top priority if he is confirmed.

Daily News | April 11, 2001

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Fallon has approved a plan that assigns budget responsibility for antiterrorism and force protection programs to two offices on the Navy staff, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 4, 2001

Since last October, a joint Defense Department task force has been painstakingly examining scores of military aircraft and weapons to see if certain aluminum parts are defective, according to sources and documents.

Daily News | April 3, 2001

Bail Aerospace and Technologies and General Dynamics Government Systems today won a $260 million contract from the Air Force to support the Measurement and Signature Intelligence exploitation program.

Daily News | April 2, 2001

The Navy announced today that it is officially extending the second developmental phase through May for the ship that will serve as the service's 21st century destroyer.

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