Thomas Duffy

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The Insider | April 25, 2012

When the Obama administration sent its fiscal year 2010 defense budget request to Congress three years ago, it did not include money to continue development of the Airborne Laser program, citing costs, technological problems and a concern for the system's long-term operational role.

The Insider | April 24, 2012

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's top acquisition official, issued a memo last Thursday that updates the Defense Department's major automated information system oversight list.

The Insider | April 16, 2012

The Defense Department would have to begin planning by mid to late summer for the possibility that the sequestration trigger to last year's congressional budget plan may kick in if Congress and the White House cannot reach a deal to avoid it, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told reporters during a press briefing today.

The Insider | April 16, 2012

The Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative (DeVenCi) will hold a workshop in California in July or August to meet with companies interested in working with the Pentagon to discover emerging technologies for the Navy and Marine Corps.

The Insider | April 3, 2012

The Defense Science Board has been asked to study the issue of contractor logistics support of contingency operations.

The Insider | March 27, 2012

In roughly one month the Army plans to issue two separate reports on its modular force transformation; one fulfilling a statutory requirement for 2012 and the other updating its 2011 report released in September, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued yesterday.

Daily News | February 29, 2012

The Missile Defense Agency has told Congress it can put eight additional interceptors in the ground in Alaska by 2015 if directed to do so, bringing to 38 the total number of interceptors that would be available to a combatant commander, an agency spokesman told

The Insider | February 14, 2012

As it has for the past several years, the office of the Director of National Intelligence yesterday released its budget request for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Insider | January 24, 2012

Noting that 2012 is expected to be "a very political year" in Washington, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) predicted this morning that Congress will likely have to adopt another continuing resolution to keep funding the federal government.

The Insider | November 4, 2011

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the congressional "supercommittee," received a letter today from an Ohio congressman who is trying to set the record straight on the cost of maintaining the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

The Insider | October 28, 2011

The United States spent $54.6 billion in fiscal year 2011 for national intelligence programs, according to a statement issued this morning by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

The Insider | October 24, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association will fire another salvo tomorrow in the war against military budget cuts.

The Insider | October 5, 2011

The president of the Defense Acquisition University sent out a memo Monday explaining why some of the university's online courses have been inaccessible for the past few months.

The Insider | August 22, 2011

The House of Representatives will end its August recess and get back to work Sept. 7, leaving only 24 days in fiscal year 2011.

The Insider | August 19, 2011

With a nod toward giving the taxpayer what he's paying for, the top White House budget officer this week sent a memo to all government department heads outlining how the Obama administration wants to operate a more efficient, effective and accountable government.

The Insider | August 16, 2011

On the day the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is hosting a big event in Washington, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) announced a teaming arrangement from his home district that is centered on unmanned aerial systems.

The Insider | August 3, 2011

Following several tumultuous weeks of wrangling between Congress and the White House over raising the country's debt ceiling, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta today issued the following message to all Defense Department personnel explaining his stance on cuts to the Pentagon's budget.

Daily News | August 2, 2011

The Navy has unveiled a plan to move two fighter-attack aircraft squadrons from the East Coast to the West Coast in response to a need for a greater presence in the Pacific, and the service will upgrade five additional F/A-18 West Coast squadrons to the newer E/F designation, according to a July 26 draft environmental impact statement.

The Insider | July 27, 2011

The Navy announced today that its next-generation shipboard network program completed critical design reviews for two competing systems being developed by Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman.

The Insider | May 24, 2011

The House Rules Committee will meet this afternoon to consider the amendment process for the House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2012 defense authorization bill.

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