Thomas Duffy

Archived Articles
Daily News | January 19, 2000

Commanders of Marine Corps installations worldwide are in the midst of a threat reassessment that may lead to a change in the current Alpha status threat condition that Marine bases have been at since August 1998 when terrorists bombed several U.S. embassies in Africa.

Daily News | January 19, 2000

The two infrared sensors that were supposed to carry a National Missile Defense interceptor missile to its target during a flight test last night are being singled out as the probable cause for the test's failure to destroy a ballistic missile target in the skies above the Pacific Ocean, a senior Defense Department official said today.

Daily News | January 18, 2000

With the increasing reliance on precision weapons during military operations, U.S. intelligence officials need to pay as much attention to 'no strike' target lists as they do to the daily compendium of targets to be hit, Rear Adm. Lowell Jacoby, the Joint Staff's director for intelligence, said last week.

Daily News | January 18, 2000

If a National Missile Defense intercept test goes off as scheduled tonight, it will take several days for technicians to analyze data and determine whether the test shot can be considered an integrated systems test, one of the key hurdles to getting the NMD system deployed.

Daily News | January 13, 2000

The Marine Corps announced yesterday it is interested in buying a three-dimensional, long-range air search radar for a foreign customer.

Daily News | January 12, 2000

A Defense Science Board task force has just begun a six-month study that will review and assess the Defense Department's information assurance capabilities.

Daily News | January 11, 2000

President Clinton's fiscal year 2001 defense budget, which will be sent to Congress on Feb. 7, will include $60 billion for procurement, a figure the Joint Chiefs set several years ago as a long-term goal, Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon said today.

Daily News | January 11, 2000

The Navy announced today that it has chosen a reuse plan pushed by the city of Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, closed by the service in 1991.

Daily News | January 10, 2000

The Center for Strategic and International Studies announced this afternoon that Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre has been elected CSIS president and CEO.

Daily News | January 7, 2000

As peace talks between Israel, Syria and the United States continue at Shepherdstown, WV, Pentagon officials are considering a "detailed" list of military equipment sought by the Israeli government to be used if a peace agreement between the two Middle Eastern countries is signed, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley said yesterday.

Daily News | January 6, 2000

President Bill Clinton's policy of using United States troops to support NATO and United Nations peacekeeping operations has drawn sharp criticism from congressional Republicans over the past seven years.

Daily News | January 6, 2000

Four days after Jan. 1, 2000 came and went without many computer problems, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's office in Charleston, SC, suffered a Y2K-related system error that resulted in 230 vendor payment checks being issued with a Jan. 4, 1900 date, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley said today.

Daily News | January 5, 2000

House Republicans said today they will push for more defense spending this year and will make a strong effort to sell their foreign policy ideas to the American public.

Daily News | January 4, 2000

Now that its preparations for potential Year 2000 computer rollover problems have paid off, the Defense Department plans to include $250 million in its fiscal year 2001 budget request for information security efforts to protect the thousands of information systems used by the military services and the intelligence community, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre said today.

Daily News | January 3, 2000

The United States Commission on National Security, an independent review group headed by former Sens. Gary Hart (D-CO) and Warren Rudman (R-NH), will hold a classified meeting on Jan. 10 and 11 to review several option papers drawn up by the commission's staff and begin writing portions of its Phase II report, due to be delivered to Defense Secretary William Cohen by April 14.

Daily News | December 20, 1999

After receiving a performance rating of 97 out of a possible 100, Raytheon has been given a $1.4 million performance bonus from the Navy for the Rolling Airframe Missile Weapon System helicopter, aircraft, and surface mode development contract, the company announced today.

Daily News | December 16, 1999

Following an 18-month, $3.6 billion effort, the Defense Department is ready for the year 2000 date rollover with 99.9 percent of its mission-critical systems Y2K compliant, Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre said today.

Daily News | December 15, 1999

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $72 million contract to build 12 P-3C anti-surface warfare kits and to install eight previously procured kits into the long-range support aircraft, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

Daily News | December 14, 1999

The General Accounting Office has told Congress the Air Force's depot maintenance activity lost $623 million between 1994 and 1998 even though the service raised labor costs 39 percent.

Daily News | December 9, 1999

Gen. Anthony Zinni, the commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command, said today that while Iraq receives the lion's share of public attention, Iran remains the United States' "longest term threat and greatest problem" in the Gulf region.

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