Thomas Duffy

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The Insider | July 27, 2009

Even though the United States military is involved in two active wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the U.S. intelligence community is tracking terrorists throughout the Middle East and South Asia, the number of foreign language-speaking professionals involved in these pursuits is woefully inadequate, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said last week.

The Insider | June 16, 2009

The House Armed Services Committee today held a lengthy, and at times entertaining, debate over how many interceptor missiles the United States should have to defend against ballistic missile attacks.

Daily News | June 9, 2009

Progress made by the Army and Air Force in rapidly fielding intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies to Iraq and Afghanistan will allow the Pentagon to do away with a special ISR task force, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today.

The Insider | June 2, 2009

The Senate Armed Services Committee right now is holding a hearing on the nominations of three general officers who, if confirmed, will take over very important combatant-commander positions.

Daily News | May 26, 2009

The Missile Defense Agency expects to sign an agreement with the Israeli government by late summer that would set specific conditions for the continued development of Israel's Arrow-3 missile defense system, an agency spokesman told

The Insider | May 13, 2009

Federal agencies are usually loath to air any dirty laundry involving their relationships with contractors, even if those problems are dragging down a program the agency is trying to complete.

The Insider | April 21, 2009

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee will meet tomorrow morning to consider President Obama's $75.5 billion Pentagon supplemental spending request for the remainder of 2009.

The Insider | April 14, 2009

Northrop Grumman announced today it has completed a full-scale dress rehearsal for the first Kinetic Energy Interceptor booster flight test, which is scheduled for later this year.

The Insider | March 23, 2009

Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) spoke this morning at a conference co-sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Daily News | March 18, 2009

A program to develop a family of target missiles is running $83 million over cost for the first four long-range targets, the Missile Defense Agency told Congress in late January.

The Insider | March 17, 2009

Next Monday the Missile Defense Agency will open its seventh annual conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

The Insider | March 10, 2009

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair announced this afternoon that Amb. Charles Freeman asked that his selection to be chairman of the National Intelligence Council be withdrawn.

The Insider | March 3, 2009

The Army is hoping to mimic the counterinsurgency successes it has had in Iraq in Afghanistan and is looking for a contractor to carry out an extensive information operations program in the country.

The Insider | February 20, 2009

In the weeks since President Barack Obama took the oath of office, his administration has been almost solely focused on rescuing the U.S. economy.

The Insider | February 4, 2009

If you read USA Today today, you saw two stories that may have looked familiar.

The Insider | February 2, 2009

In one of his last acts as director of the Missile Defense Agency last November, Lt. Gen. Trey Obering (now retired) signed out a new testing plan for the agency.

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.

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