Thomas Duffy

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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.

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.

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