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October 17, 2000

Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- Despite U.S. efforts to stem the drug trade in Colombia, including a record appropriation of assistance in fiscal years 2000 and 2001, the problem continues to grow and "become more complex," the General Accounting Office states in a new report.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- Chief of Staff Gen. Eric Shinseki has commissioned the creation of a special task force to shepherd development of the Future Combat System along an accelerated time line, Inside the Army has learned.

The FCS program will undergo other changes as well, including an extended competition that will pit two contractors against each other through the first round of production.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- The Army last week awarded Raytheon a $100 million contract modification for continued development of the Excalibur precision-guided artillery projectile.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- Marine Corps information officials will soon be hitting the road to educate base commanders on the power of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, a multibillion-dollar information technology project. On Oct. 6, the Navy awarded a $7 billion contract to an EDS-led team to begin work on wiring Navy and Marine Corps installations for intranet services.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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Oct. 17, 2000 -- To avoid putting any Navy ships, sailors or members of a government investigation team examining the causes of last week's bombing of the Aegis destroyer Cole "at any more risk," the U.S. Central Command has made adjustments to security procedures affecting Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. Craig Quigley told reporters today. "We have taken a very hard look -- that is State Department, FBI, Navy, and U.S.

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October 16, 2000

Oct. 16, 2000 -- In response to last week's apparent terrorist strike against the Aegis destroyer Cole, a bipartisan coalition of members in the Senate Judiciary Committee is sponsoring a bill to improve the United States' ability to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), chairman of the Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee and Ranking Minority Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the bill last Thursday night.

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October 13, 2000

Oct 16, 2000 -- The Army's Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missile program scored its sixth consecutive intercept in a flight test last Saturday when a PAC-3 interceptor collided with and destroyed a ballistic missile target in the skies over White Sands Missile Range, NM, according to the service.

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Oct. 13, 2000 -- The Navy faces the stark choice of accepting some missions and declining others if its budget topline is not substantially increased, according to a soon-to-be released study by the Congressional Budget Office.

The study says the Navy needs an annual budget of at least $105 billion, $17 billion more than it is expected to receive. If it does not reach that level the service could be forced to reduce the size of the aircraft carrier fleet or its overall force.

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Oct. 13, 2000 -- A special House oversight panel says that after months of foot-dragging, the Energy Department has taken steps to allow a new nuclear security office to meet its goal of improving security at the nation's nuclear weapons complexes.

In a report issued today, the House Armed Services Committee Special Oversight Panel on DOE reorganization said it is "cautiously optimistic that the (National Nuclear Security Administration) will now have the opportunity to significantly improve the management, organizational, and programmatic structures it has inherited from DOE."

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