Thomas Duffy

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The Insider | December 24, 2008

The latest Inside Missile Defense -- which won't be out until next week -- has a story about the ongoing negotiations between the Missile Defense Agency and Boeing, the lead contractor on the agency's huge program to defend the United States against a ballistic missile attack.

The Insider | November 17, 2008

The Defense Department announced today it is setting up a new advisory panel to assess the department's ability to support local civil agencies in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incident.

The Insider | November 12, 2008

The Defense Department today issued its first set of Small Business Innovation Research proposals for fiscal year 2009.

The Insider | November 5, 2008

CIA Director Michael Hayden today issued a statement to agency employees explaining how the agency will educate the incoming administration while still supporting the outgoing Bush team -- a primer on how to serve two masters, in essence, that applies to the Pentagon and other government agencies.

The Insider | November 4, 2008

A senior Pentagon advisory panel has issued a 66-page report laying out the top five issues the next commander-in-chief must put on his agenda.

The Insider | October 2, 2008

Obama senior foreign policy adviser Richard Danzig had breakfast with defense reporters this morning, and he was asked whether Obama would ask America's European allies for more help in Afghanistan.

Daily News | October 2, 2008

Defense spending is unlikely to decline in the early years of a Barack Obama administration because existing-national security demands are "very severe" and "very important to our national well being," the Illinois senator's senior foreign policy adviser said today.

The Insider | September 24, 2008

The House this afternoon is debating a continuing resolution (CR) spending package to keep the federal government operating into next spring.

Daily News | September 16, 2008

The Missile Defense Agency announced late last week that Boeing will be tapped to perform all remaining work on the core elements of the multibillion-dollar Ground-based Midcourse Defense program, a plan the agency adopted after rejecting the option of accepting competitive bids for some portions of the contract.

Daily News | July 9, 2008

The House subcommittee that oversees the Navy's shipbuilding programs will once again examine the service's plan for building its next-generation destroyer when it meets with Navy officials at the end of the month.

Daily News | April 23, 2008

The Missile Defense Agency wants to continue using research and development dollars through fiscal year 2010 to develop and field select systems, including the Navy's Standard Missile-3 interceptors and the Army's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missiles, a request that runs counter to legislation Congress passed last year.

Daily News | February 15, 2008

The Pentagon's top acquisition official late last month rejected a move by the Joint Staff to have the Missile Defense Agency take a lead role in cruise missile defense.

Daily News | February 15, 2008

The Missile Defense Agency plans in 2009 to test the booster rocket for the missile interceptors it will put in the ground in Poland as part of a European missile defense, an agency spokesman said.

Daily News | October 23, 2007

The Defense Department is warning Congress that the Senate's proposed $50 million cut to a missile defense program aimed at defeating countermeasure technologies could jeopardize a plan to field the system by the middle of the next decade.

Daily News | February 27, 2007

A senior German defense official has asked Pentagon officials not to make any changes to the Medium Extended Air Defense System, warning that costs could rise and that the development of a second interceptor missile could be jeopardized if funding cuts are implemented.

Daily News | January 30, 2007

At the prompting of the Defense Department's inspector general, the Army will determine whether a warfighting need exists for the second version of a new mortar-launched weapon, according to a newly released IG report. Developing this version will cost the Army up to $26 million.

Daily News | November 13, 2006

The incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said today that Pentagon acquisition reform will be near the top of the panel's agenda when Democrats take control of the chamber next year, and many of the reforms pursued by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will likely continue.

Daily News | November 8, 2006

Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), expected to become the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee when Democrats take over the House of Representatives next January, said today he will resurrect the oversight and investigations subcommittee that was eliminated after Republicans took leadership of the House in 1994.

Daily News | August 17, 2006

In a few weeks, the State Department could send a team of diplomats and aid officials to Lebanon to help with reconstruction and civil support following that country's recent war with Israel as part of a new joint program with the Defense Department, a senior State Department official said today.

Daily News | February 6, 2006

The Bush administration has sent Congress a $439.3 billion defense budget for fiscal year 2007 that makes large investments in defense language programs, special operations forces and unmanned air vehicles, which the White House believes are key to waging war against terrorists around the world.

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