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Daily News | April 14, 2000

Twenty-seven House Republicans, including Majority Leader Dick Armey (TX) and Majority Whip Tom DeLay (TX), are pressing Defense Secretary William Cohen to send Congress a report on the technical feasibility of fielding a naval component of the National Missile Defense system.

Daily News | April 13, 2000

A recently completed NATO "troop-to-task" analysis supports the current requirement of 31 battalions for the Kosovo peacekeeping operation, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said today.

Daily News | April 13, 2000

The price tag for developing the Pentagon's National Missile Defense system has grown by more than $3 billion, according to the latest cost estimates released by the Defense Department today.

Daily News | April 12, 2000

The House Budget Committee will agree to the Senate's higher level of defense spending for fiscal year 2001 -- about $3 billion more than the House approved -- and the reestablishment of a so-called firewall between defense and non-defense spending, a committee spokesman told InsideDefense.com.

Daily News | April 12, 2000

Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said today he wants to add money to the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile program to accelerate its production and is looking at the fiscal year 2000 supplemental appropriation as the vehicle to do it.

Daily News | April 11, 2000

The Marine Corps' top aviation official said today investigators may recover by tomorrow the flight data recorder carried aboard an MV-22 aircraft that crashed late Saturday night in the Arizona desert, killing all 19 Marines on board.

Daily News | April 11, 2000

China's acquisition of 16 Russian-built anti-ship missiles has spurred the U.S. Navy to acquire some to test the defensive capabilities of its Aegis-equipped surface warfare fleet.

Daily News | April 10, 2000

The Navy has notified Lockheed Martin Electronics and Surveillance Systems of Moorestown, NJ, that it is exercising a $55 million option on an existing contract for the installation, integration and testing of four Aegis weapon systems, the company announced today.

Daily News | April 10, 2000

Saturday's crash of a Marine Corps MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft in the Arizona desert will tighten even further a program schedule the service says has very little flexibility.

Daily News | April 10, 2000

Four Marine Corps general officers have been nominated for promotion, the Pentagon announced today. President Bill Clinton has forwarded their names to the Senate for consideration.

Daily News | April 7, 2000

The Marine Corps has delivered to Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) a $215 million, 10-item list of readiness requirements the service cannot afford to finance in fiscal year 2000.

Daily News | April 7, 2000

President Bill Clinton today gave the attorney general's office the lead in preparing the United States for a possible terrorist attack with a weapon of mass destruction.

Daily News | April 4, 2000

In a move aimed at strengthening its undersea warfare efforts, the Navy has closed the program executive office for undersea warfare and shifted its responsibilities to the program executive office for submarines.

Daily News | April 3, 2000

The Defense Department announced today the establishment of the Defense Contract Management Agency, which will have responsibility for all DOD contract management.

Daily News | March 31, 2000

Lt. Gen. John Costello, commander of the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command, said today he was "surprised" by Russia's use of ballistic missiles against Chechen rebels.

Daily News | March 31, 2000

The commander of the Army's missile defense programs said a sea-based national missile defense system -- being touted by senior Navy officials and a group of congressional and academic backers -- may not be as easily achieved as some press accounts have suggested.

Daily News | March 30, 2000

Air Force Secretary F. Whitten Peters told a Senate committee yesterday that the cost of the C-17 airlifter will remain steady if the service is allowed to use money appropriated last year for a 15-aircraft buy, even though it will only purchase 12 planes in fiscal year 2001.

Daily News | March 30, 2000

Defense Secretary William Cohen last night signed two new deployment orders sending an Army long-range reconnaissance company to Kosovo and 14 tanks to reinforce an armored company now stationed in Macedonia, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said today.

Daily News | March 29, 2000

Over the past four years the Marine Corps has seen dozens of EA-6B pilots leave the service because of an increasingly heavy workload and the lure of higher-paying jobs with commercial airlines.

Daily News | March 28, 2000

The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization can shave dollars off its numerous radar programs by focusing on common hardware and software and adopting an "open" design architecture for each program, an internal study team has told BMDO Director Lt. Gen. Ron Kadish.

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