Thomas Duffy

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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.

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.

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