The Pentagon and the State Department are asking Congress to approve millions of dollars in counterterrorism aid for Libya, a request prepared prior to Tuesday's killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, and three of his staff members.
Defense and diplomatic officials are asking lawmakers to approve a multimillion-dollar counterterrorism assistance effort for the Philippines, Nigeria, Libya, Bangladesh, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia in what would mark the first use of the new Global Security Contingency Fund.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is convening top brass from around the world for a high-level, one-day meeting with Pentagon leaders today to discuss a range of issues, including strategic and budget matters, according to Defense Department officials.
A draft State Department report's call to reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal to no more than 1,000 deployed strategic warheads and 500 strategic delivery vehicles if Russia is willing to reciprocate is drawing mixed reactions from policy experts.
after the 9/11 attacks, the Defense Department has assessed its mistakes during
a decade of war, but analysts say it remains unclear whether DOD will seize the
opportunity to implement the recommended fixes.1304 words
news that BAE Systems and EADS are in merger talks is not an immediate game
changer for the U.S. defense sector, but there could be implications for Boeing
and the rest of the European sector, Wall Street analyst Byron Callan of
Capital Alpha Partners said Wednesday. "A merger may not signal a major
strengthening of the combined firms' defense operations," he wrote in a report.69 words
In the wake of criticism by the Defense Department's operational testing director, the Navy's P-8A Poseidon program is asserting reliability is improving, but is not releasing specifics.
Chinese naval officials will hold formal talks on maritime safety at the end of
the month, according to U.S. Pacific Command.223 words
The Pentagon's sector-by-sector, tier-by-tier assessment of the defense industrial base entered a new phase this week when the Commerce Department began issuing surveys to commercial facilities in the command and control arena.
The Pentagon should build a missile defense site in the Northeast United States to help protect the nation from potential threats from Iran, a move that would take about six years from initial authorization to completion, according to recommendations in a new report issued by the National Academy of Sciences.
Department lacks a coherent strategy to combat unpredictable chemical and
biological threats, according to a report released Monday.554 words
Department's plans to lock in multiyear procurement contracts for the Army's
CH-47H helicopter, the Navy's DDG-51 destroyer and the Marine Corps' V-22
Osprey aircraft are up in the air as Congress mulls legislation to fund the
government through March.737 words
military officials have altered their plan to purchase four Global Hawk
unmanned aircraft from Northrop Grumman in 2012, according to company
Nearly all of the Defense Department's operational energy initiatives are focused on reducing demand for energy, according to a certification of the budget request issued by a senior Pentagon official.
The Defense Department
did not include vital information in its latest report to Congress on DOD
corrosion prevention and control activities, according to the Government
Accountability Office.638 words
The Defense Department's system for tracking contracts for services is still under development, but it represents an improvement over the previous method, according to a report issued by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall.
The Navy is
looking to boost its mine countermeasures capabilities through a new unmanned
mine detection platform and an advanced neutralizer, allowing two of its eight
mine countermeasures ships deployed to Bahrain to come home and help train the
next round of sailors, according to a top service official.314 words
Murkowski (R-AK) is confronting the Air Force over an environmental study that
could support a controversial force-structure strategy Defense Secretary Leon
Panetta put on ice in June, according to a congressional source.742 words
Department's top acquisition officials are conducting a major review of the
military's largest acquisition project, the Joint Strike Fighter program,
examining issues that include a proposed test and evaluation master plan
required by law.377 words
Department has advised Congress of a six-month schedule slip to Raytheon's
Joint Precision Approach and Landing System program due to a delay in the
planned integration of the new capability on the aircraft carrier George H.W.
Bush (CVN-77).540 words
The Sept. 6
story on Marine Corps and Army force structure quoted a retired, not active,
senior Army official. The article has been corrected online.80 words