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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.

The Insider | November 3, 2010

While congressional Republicans and Democrats scramble to find their way following yesterday's elections, the Obama administration is taking steps to try to make government programs work better and to be more open with the American public about how the government operates.

The Insider | November 3, 2010

The House Republicans' policy agenda that was rolled out in September, called the "Pledge to America," states that the GOP will "fully fund missile defense" to protect the homeland and support U.S. allies.

The Insider | November 2, 2010

The Defense Department has announced the dates for Empire Challenge 2011, the Pentagon's top intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance demonstration that is held each year.

The Insider | November 1, 2010

With election day 2010 less than 24 hours away and a Republican takeover of the House predicted by virtually every political pundit, the top four Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee may not have to worry about minority status.

The Insider | October 26, 2010

Remember Teri Takai?

The Insider | October 25, 2010

Since Oct. 1 the Pentagon comptroller's office has been using a new weapon in the fight to get its arms around the prickly problem of managing the Defense Department's finances.

The Insider | July 14, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited with Senate Republicans yesterday and took the opportunity to ask them to help pass a supplemental appropriations bill that includes about $39 billion for Afghanistan operations.

The Insider | June 29, 2010

Gen. David Petraeus, nominated by President Obama to take over as commander of all coalition forces in Afghanistan following last week's resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, is testifying this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | May 28, 2010

As Congress continues to pore over the Obama administration's fiscal year 2011 defense budget request, a group of Army financial planners is preparing to meet next month to talk about a vital part of Pentagon budgeting -- how each and every dollar is spent each year.

The Insider | May 18, 2010

Pentagon missile defense officials and M.I.T. physicist Ted Postol are facing off once again following a front-page story in this morning's New York Times.

The Insider | May 11, 2010

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington today and tomorrow to meet with President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Insider | May 6, 2010

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today issued new reports on the war in Afghanistan and U.S. cooperation with Pakistan in fighting terrorism.

The Insider | April 7, 2010

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair yesterday addressed the Bipartisan Policy Center's conference on the "State of Intelligence Reform," hosted by former New Jersey Gov. Tom Keane (R) and former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IA), the two commissioners of the 9/11 panel.

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