Thomas Duffy

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The Insider | April 21, 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is meeting with the press right now and he has spoken for the first time about the sweeping national security review President Obama called for last week in a speech on deficit reduction.

The Insider | April 12, 2011

Adm. Robert Willard, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning to provide an update on his corner of the world.

The Insider | March 23, 2011

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) today said he has asked his staff to work with Pentagon officials to come up with a good estimate for the cost of the U.S. military's participation in Operation Odyssey Dawn which has established a no flight zone in the skies above Libya.

The Insider | March 22, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has opposed the U.S. involvement in Libya from the start, wants to cut off funding for the operation.

The Insider | March 21, 2011

A senior Pentagon group will receive a briefing this week on the results of a recently completed study of the force requirements needed for the Obama administration's missile defense plan.

Daily News | March 8, 2011

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos told a Senate committee today that in a few weeks he will give Defense Secretary Robert Gates a set of metrics that, if followed, may get the Joint Strike Fighter's vertical lift version off probation earlier than the two-year mark set by Gates in January.

The Insider | March 1, 2011

Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn and Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale are testifying before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee today on the trouble the Defense Department will face if Congress approves a full-year continuing resolution or, in the worst case, completely shuts down government operations.

The Insider | February 2, 2011

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper will give his first view of the world to Congress next week when he appears before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The Insider | January 11, 2011

Last evening the Marine Corps sent out an e-mail notifying reporters that the service's top combat development and integration officer would sit down Wednesday morning and talk about the recent cancellation of the Marines' Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle and what lies ahead for the service's amphibious warfare mission.

The Insider | January 4, 2011

The Obama White House is asking all federal departments and agencies to wrap up by Jan. 28 an initial assessment of how they safeguard national security information.

The Insider | December 20, 2010

The Joint Strike Fighter program office says the F-35 is "the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next-generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines and our allies.

The Insider | December 20, 2010

Each year the Army asks its headquarters staff, its major commands and what are known as direct reporting units to deliver a report card on their individual programs aimed at detecting and correcting instances of waste, fraud and abuse.

The Insider | November 29, 2010

The Obama administration is putting on a full-court press to prevent the unauthorized release of classified information following another WikiLeaks document dump this weekend.

The Insider | November 29, 2010

The Pentagon's No. 2 acquisition official thinks it's a good idea if the Defense Department's professional acquisition corps goes back to school to brush up on requirements development..

The Insider | November 23, 2010

Ever read through a government report or memo -- especially one coming out of the Pentagon -- and felt you needed a road map just to find your way to the end?

The Insider | November 18, 2010

The Defense Department has released its annual financial report covering the recently completed fiscal year 2010 period.

The Insider | November 17, 2010

Last week it was President Obama's deficit-reduction task force rolling out lots of options for getting America's finances in order; today the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force takes a crack at it, including some defense budget-cutting moves.

The Insider | November 17, 2010

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) made news this week when he turned 180 degrees on his opposition to a ban on budget earmarks.

The Insider | November 16, 2010

With money tight everywhere, the Obama administration is focusing on getting back taxpayer dollars that were doled out improperly.

The Insider | November 15, 2010

The Marine Corps today announced it is looking to put wind turbines on 10 bases around the United States.

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