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Lawmakers seek answers on fate of U.S. shipbuilding

March 3, 2005 Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee questioned the Navy's top civilian official on future shipbuilding plans during a hearing Thursday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, R-Va., told Navy Secretary Gordon England the service should consider waiting until the department completes its quadrennial defense strategy review later this...

Military weapons vs. benefits issue heats up at hearing

March 3, 2005 House Democrats took aim at Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., during a hearing Wednesday after he broached the touchy subject of military entitlement spending and its potential to crowd out funds for new weapons and other defense technologies. During a House Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee hearing...

Former Boeing CFO might face prison in procurement scandal

February 18, 2005 Justice Department prosecutors are recommending up to six months in prison for Boeing Co.'s former chief financial officer, Michael Sears, for violating conflict-of-interest of laws in recruiting former Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun, according to a sentencing memo from the U.S. Attorney's office in Alexandria, Va., obtained by CongressDaily....

Rumsfeld defends supplemental, proposed program cuts

February 16, 2005 Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers defended the Bush administration's $419 billion fiscal 2006 budget request before the House Armed Services Committee, fielding questions on Iraq, proposed budget cuts and the administration's new $82 billion supplemental spending package for fiscal 2005. Armed Services member...

Energy secretary defends request for nuclear 'bunker buster' study

February 16, 2005 Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman Tuesday defended administration plans to revive a study of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator, a nuclear bomb designed to destroy underground or reinforced targets, saying it would be completed before congressional approval is sought for its development. "This is a matter of carrying out a study,"...

Foes of transport plane call Air Force cost estimates exaggerated

February 11, 2005 The Georgia delegation and the Pentagon are exaggerating the estimated cost of terminating the Air Force's C-130J transport plane program, according to a congressional aide familiar with the contract between the Air Force and aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp. Under the terms of the contract, Air Force could legally terminate...

Army seeks $12 billion annually for transformation

February 10, 2005 The Army estimates it will need $12 billion annually in its baseline budget beginning in fiscal 2007 and extending through fiscal 2011 to pay for transformation initiatives aimed at reducing the current strain on active and reserve soldiers in Iraq, Army officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Army will request $12...

Senator: Base-closing process won't be as dire as expected

February 9, 2005 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, Tuesday said that the impact of the 2005 round of military base closures is expected to be significantly reduced. Following a meeting Tuesday with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Hutchison and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said in a release the return of at least 70,000 troops...

Pentagon extends deadline for tanker modernization study

February 8, 2005 In another setback for Boeing Co., the release of a study on Air Force tanker modernization options has been delayed several months while further review of alternatives is completed. Pentagon and industry sources familiar with the study said further evaluation will likely be completed in May, although Pentagon officials could...

Defense funding cuts may be just the beginning

February 7, 2005 Pentagon sources and budget analysts said Monday that funding reductions for major weapons systems proposed in the Pentagon's $419 billion fiscal 2006 budget request are only the tip of the iceberg. Robert Work, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the Defense Department's request and its...

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