Thomas Duffy

Archived Articles
Daily News | March 13, 2001

The Energy Department needs a 10-year, $5 billion program to begin to improve the physical condition of the nation's nuclear weapons facilities, which have fallen into shoddy condition because the department has not spent enough money on facility maintenance over the past few years, a top DOE official told a Senate subcommittee this morning.

Daily News | March 12, 2001

Having wrapped up flight-testing this weekend of the Navy version of their Joint Strike Fighter candidate aircraft, Lockheed Martin program officials are now turning their attention to the short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft the Marine Corps will use. Lockheed program officials told reporters today they expect flight tests of the Marine Corps variant, dubbed X-35B, to start in mid June.

Daily News | March 7, 2001

Following a successful technical evaluation that wrapped up March 2, Navy officials are poised to subject the Cooperative Engagement Capability program to independent operational testing that may start as early as mid April.

Daily News | March 7, 2001

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Jones said this afternoon that he has not ordered a study of backup options should the V-22 Osprey program be canceled.

Daily News | March 6, 2001

The Navy announced today that a successful technical evaluation of its $3.5 billion Cooperative Engagement Capability system has put the program in good shape for operational evaluation testing due to start in April or May.

Daily News | March 5, 2001

President Bush told Congress last week that the small U.S. military presence in East Timor will remain there through at least December but that his administration is working to reduce that presence as quickly as possible.

Daily News | March 5, 2001

Lockheed Martin received a second $40 million contract to cover another month's work on the Air Force's F-22 fighter program, the Pentagon announced today.

Daily News | March 1, 2001

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today confirmed that the Bush administration will devote $1 billion in research and development money in fiscal year 2002 on developing missile defense technologies, but added that how the money will be spent has yet to be determined.

Daily News | February 28, 2001

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told yesterday that he does not expect the Bush administration to finish its top-to-bottom national security review until the fall, delaying the release of significant information on Bush's defense spending plans for fiscal year 2002 and beyond.

Daily News | February 27, 2001

Starting Thursday (March 1), the United States and five other NATO countries will begin a nine-day peacekeeping exercise in Nova Scotia, NATO announced today.

Daily News | February 26, 2001

Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) is expecting to make headway this week on the $6.7 billion defense supplemental appropriations bill he introduced Feb. 13 when House appropriators begin meeting to organize for the 107th Congress.

Daily News | February 22, 2001

President Bush said today he is pleased that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently delivered a missile defense proposal to NATO officials, saying the move indicates Russia's leaders "recognize that there are new threats in the post-Cold War era, threats that require theater-based anti-ballistic missile systems."

Daily News | February 20, 2001

The Defense Department will not release details on its spending request this month when President Bush sends Congress his fiscal year 2002 budget, a DOD spokeswoman told

Daily News | February 15, 2001

The Defense Information Systems Agency today announced it has selected three small businesses to work on a new global information satellite network.

Daily News | February 14, 2001

The Marine Corps announced today it is stepping up inspections of its Vietnam-era CH-46 helicopters after the Navy discovered a crack in a rotor component on one of its aircraft.

Daily News | February 13, 2001

In his most detailed speech yet on national security issues, President Bush said today that his fiscal year 2002 budget would include $2.6 billion "as a down payment on the research and development effort that lies ahead," to transform the United States military.

Daily News | February 13, 2001

Greenpeace announced today it would try to stop the next test of the Pentagon's National Missile Defense system by sending its ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to the Army Missile testing Range at Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Daily News | February 13, 2001

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM) said today that he thinks the fiscal year 2003 budget is the best vehicle for President Bush to push for a sizable increase in defense spending and incorporate any strategy changes wrought by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's ongoing defense review.

Daily News | February 12, 2001

Contending that increased defense spending will fall victim to the realities of President Bush's proposed $1.6 billion tax cut, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) called on the president today to send Congress an emergency defense supplemental appropriations bill to pay for specific budget shortfalls facing the military through the remainder of fiscal year 2001.

Daily News | February 9, 2001

The Air Force today awarded Boeing an $800 million contract for as many as seven C-40 aircraft and up to 10 years' worth of associated contractor logistics support.

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.