Zachary M. Peterson

Zachary M. Peterson was managing editor of Inside the Navy until July 2010.

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Daily News | January 14, 2010

The Marine Corps continues to bolster its efforts to use and develop "expeditionary energy" sources in war zones to become less dependent on contractors and avoid the overuse of "tenuous" supply lines, Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway said today.

Daily News | January 13, 2010

The Navy and Coast Guard are rapidly responding to the earthquake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, with some ships already on scene to gather information on the situation, top officials from both services said today.

The Insider | January 12, 2010

At the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium in Washington today, Fleet Forces Command chief Adm. John Harvey was asked about the Navy's intentions to move an aircraft carrier to Naval Station Mayport, FL, from Norfolk, VA.

Daily News | December 18, 2009

The vehicle portion of the Navy's Remote Minehunting System, the Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle, has breached a congressionally mandated cost threshold, the sea service said today.

Daily News | December 16, 2009

Despite delays to the first flight test of the F-35 short-takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) Joint Strike Fighter, Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway said yesterday the service remains focused on aircraft builder Lockheed Martin meeting the 2012 date for the initial operational capability of the fifth-generation fighter.

The Insider | December 16, 2009

Vice Adm. David Architzel has been named to replace Vice Adm. David Venlet as the commander of Naval Air Systems Command, the service said yesterday.

Daily News | December 15, 2009

Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway remains concerned that the current Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes are too heavy to meet his service's expeditionary needs, prompting the Marine Corps to examine buying an interim vehicle before a lighter-weight JLTV is available.

Daily News | December 9, 2009

Though the Navy altered its original acquisition plan for the nascent class of Littoral Combat Ships earlier this year citing cost concerns, the price of the two competing designs will not be the single factor in determining which hull is ultimately selected by next summer, service officials said today.

Daily News | December 3, 2009

As the Navy prepares to choose between two competing Littoral Combat Ship designs this fiscal year, Naval Sea Systems Command announced the contract prices for the third and fourth LCS vessels awarded earlier this year.

The Insider | December 3, 2009

Alabama's two senators and Rep. Jo Bonner (R ) sent a letter today to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus urging the service to consider more than cost as the determining factor in its decision to select between the two competing Littoral Combat Ship designs this fiscal year.

The Insider | December 2, 2009

Strykers work very well in Iraq but are not as effective in Afghanistan, House Appropriations defense subcommittee chairman John Murtha (D-PA) told reporters during a briefing today on Capitol Hill.

Daily News | December 2, 2009

Congress will have to provide supplemental war funds for fiscal year 2011 as troop levels are reduced in Iraq and built up in Afghanistan, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), the chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, said today.

The Insider | November 23, 2009

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter told reporters today that the logistical hurdles presented by a war in Afghanistan are second only to those that would be faced on the icy continent at the South Pole.

Daily News | November 18, 2009

Despite a recent attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a U.S.-flagged merchant ship, increased naval force off the coast of East Africa has led to a reduction in piracy, the U.S. Navy admiral who oversees the effort told reporters today.

Daily News | October 21, 2009

General Dynamics announced this afternoon that its first Littoral Combat Ship, the Independence (LCS-2), has completed builder's trials, which began July 2, on Oct. 18.

Daily News | October 13, 2009

The Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship, the Lockheed Martin-built Freedom, is set to deploy to South America and the Pacific early next spring, the Defense Department announced this evening in a statement.

Daily News | October 9, 2009

The Navy plans to extend the service lives of the current fleet of aging presidential helicopters instead of spending billions to field five of the canceled VH-71 aircraft built by Lockheed Martin, a sea service official tells Inside the Navy.

Daily News | October 5, 2009

The Navy's new acquisition strategy to choose one of two competing Littoral Combat Ship designs this year is the "best path ahead" to control costs in one of the sea service's most prominent new programs, the top Pentagon weapons buyer told reporters this evening.

Daily News | October 1, 2009

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead officially announced late today the formation of a new "information dominance" directorate within his office at the Pentagon, which he argues will give "greater visibility" to assets like unmanned systems.

Daily News | September 16, 2009

The Navy announced late this afternoon that it would choose one design in fiscal year 2010 between the two competing industry teams for the Littoral Combat Ship program.

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