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Washington D.C.
Pentagon Correspondent — Bloomberg News
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I came to Washington in March 1977 as an intern for investigative columnist Jack Anderson and stayed. Started covering defense for Bloomberg in late 1997.

A-10 the Pentagon Wants to Retire Will Get Fly-Off Against F-35

bloomberg.com — Opponents of U.S. Air Force efforts to retire its A-10 have said the 40-year-old close-air support plane can outperform the Pentagon's most advanced aircraft. It turns out the lumbering old plane, nicknamed the Warthog, will get a chance to prove it.
Aug 27, 2015

A-10 the Pentagon Wants to Retire Will Get Fly-Off Against F-35 bloom.bg/1hix82C via @undefined

Silicon Valley Wary as Pentagon Chief Comes to Court Innovators

bloomberg.com — With malware joining missiles among the threats to America's security, leading technology innovators such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are being recruited to join traditional defense contractors on the front lines. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Silicon Valley Friday as part of a continuing effort to bridge the divide between the Pentagon and a tech community wary of excessive surveillance and privacy violations.
Aug 27, 2015

Silicon Valley Wary as Pentagon Chief Comes to Court Innovators bloom.bg/1i3ScuA via @business

Aug 27, 2015

RT @cmarinucci: Front lines? Silicon Valley innovators like @Apple & @Google being courted by US Defense Secretary bloom.bg/1i3ScuA

Aug 27, 2015

Front lines? Silicon Valley innovators like @Apple & @Google being courted by US Defense Secretary bloom.bg/1i3ScuA via @business

Aug 27, 2015

I'll be speaking w/ Defense Secretary Ashton Carter exclusively when he lands here tmrw bloom.bg/1IkUFG0 pic.twitter.com/Xa4R2GTWIq

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Oshkosh Rises After Winning U.S. Army Contract to Replace Humvee

bloomberg.com — Oshkosh Corp. rose the most since January 2014 after winning an initial contract in a $30 billion U.S. Army program for a truck to replace the Humvee. The shares gained 5.4 percent to $40.61 at 11:18 a.m. in New York after advancing as much as 12 percent.

Oshkosh Wins U.S. Army Contract on $30 Billion Vehicle Program

bloomberg.com — Oshkosh Corp. has won the initial contract Tuesday from the U.S. Army for its new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, a $30 billion program, according to people familiar with the decision who spoke on condition of anonymity. The Army plans to produce as many as 55,000 of the multipurpose land vehicles for its use and the Marine Corps through 2040 to replace the existing Humvee.
Aug 25, 2015

RT @business: Oshkosh wins U.S. Army contract on $30 billion vehicle program bloom.bg/1Ju8XVx

Aug 25, 2015

Nice scoop for @acapaccio: Oshkosh Wins $30 Billion U.S. Army Contract to Build Humvee Replacement bloom.bg/1Ju8XVx via @business

Army Poised to Announce Winner for $30 Billion Vehicle Program

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Army will announce an initial contract Tuesday for its new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, a $30 billion program, according to officials who asked not to be identified before the announcement. The Army plans to produce as many as 55,000 of the multipurpose land vehicles for its use and the Marine Corps through 2040 to replace the existing Humvee.

Air Force Secretary Cites Human Error in Botched Bomber Estimate

bloomberg.com — Human error and a breakdown in checking data were behind erroneous 10-year cost projections sent to Congress for the U.S. Air Force's new bomber, Secretary Deborah James said. "It was a regrettable mistake," James told reporters Monday during a Pentagon briefing.
Aug 24, 2015

AF Mea Culpa: Air Force Secretary Cites Human Error in Botched Bomber Estimate bloom.bg/1h9Mo1Q via @business

U.S. Backs Ally S. Korea’s Rejection of Kim Jong Un’s Ultimatum

bloomberg.com — The U.S. backed South Korea's decision to reject North Korea's ultimatum and keep its soldiers on high alert ahead of the North's deadline for an attack. The U.S. is "steadfast" in its commitment to South Korea and together will continue the joint annual military exercises until Aug.

U.S. Developed Its Own ‘Xbox’ Improvised Explosives, Book Says

bloomberg.com — U.S. special operations forces in Iraq developed an untraceable explosive device they nicknamed the Xbox to kill Iraqi Shiite militiamen smuggling roadside bombs from Iran to attack American troops, according to a new book.
Aug 20, 2015

Delta Force Use of another `Xbox': U.S. Developed Its Own ‘Xbox’ Improvised Explosives, Book Says bloom.bg/1UVLd55 via @business

U.S. Navy Seeks Better Underseas Sub-Hunting to Counter Putin

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Navy wants to upgrade its ability to detect Russian submarines in response to assertive naval moves by President Vladimir Putin. The Navy is seeking to deploy a sophisticated surveillance device made by Lockheed Martin Corp. in the Atlantic Ocean. The device, towed by a ship, already is in use in the Pacific.
Aug 18, 2015

U.S. Navy seeks better sub-hunting technology to counter Putin. bloom.bg/1PjeGCb Bad times ahead for dolphins and whales, methinks

Aug 18, 2015

U.S. Navy Seeks Better Underseas Sub-Hunting to Counter Putin bloom.bg/1PjeGCb via @business

Aug 18, 2015

From Russia With Sub: U.S. Navy Seeks Better Underseas Sub-Hunting to Counter Putin bloom.bg/1PjeGCb via @business

U.S. F-16s Launch First Attack From Turkey Against Islamic State

bloomberg.com — U.S. F-16 fighter jets hit Islamic State targets in northern Syria in their first airstrikes from Turkey's Incirlik air base since winning approval to use it last month, according to Pentagon officials. Six of the jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp.
Aug 13, 2015

U.S. F-16s Launch First Attack From Turkey Against Islamic State bloom.bg/1JdDFbG via @business

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Sep 01, 2015

More LCS MCM woes: Navy Littoral Ship Mine-Hunting Gear Flawed, McCain, Reed Say - Bloomberg Government about.bgov.com/2015-09-01/nav…

Aug 31, 2015

@BGOV reports SASC leaders have written SECDEF Carter about AF errors with 10-year bomber costs Bloomberg broke 8:17 chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-bl…

Aug 29, 2015

The so far untold '10-year media Katrina story' : all those reports of horrible things that didn't actually happen: mediamythalert.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/kat…

Aug 28, 2015

U.S. Defense Department Needs Silicon Valley, Secretary Ashton Carter Says - Bloomberg Government about.bgov.com/2015-08-28/u-s…

Aug 28, 2015

Sean Naylor's new book ``Relentless Strike'' says an unnamed SEAL point man fired shots hitting Bin Laden in head; SEAL Robert O'Neill after

Aug 28, 2015

Four F-22 Raptors have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany today; they're from 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fl

Aug 28, 2015

Hussain also active in encouraging direct attacks against U.S. servicemen abroad n “lone wolf” attacks in U.S., CENTCOM spks Col Ryder says

Aug 28, 2015

CENTCOM confirms ISIL Hacker Junaid Hussain KIA in Aug. 24 airstrike. Was responsible for release of personal data on 1,3000 US personnel

Aug 28, 2015

On eve of Linkedin HQ visit today SECDEF Carter's profile updated: tinyurl.com/nk39jw7. As of 8/26 he was `Intl Affairs, S&T Specialist'

Aug 27, 2015

A-10 the Pentagon Wants to Retire Will Get Fly-Off Against F-35 bloom.bg/1hix82C via @undefined


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