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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.

Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says

bloomberg.com — Homegrown extremists will probably "continue to pose the most significant Sunni terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland in 2016," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a summary for Congress of the greatest perils facing the nation. Clapper's prepared testimony from the annual "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S.
Feb 08, 2016

Compelling testimony: Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says bloom.bg/1T8NMCh via @business

Feb 08, 2016

RT @ACapaccio: Compelling testimony: Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says bloom.bg/1T8NMCh via @business

Feb 08, 2016

RT @ACapaccio: Compelling testimony: Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says bloom.bg/1T8NMCh via @business

Feb 08, 2016

Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says bloom.bg/1T8NMCh via @business

Pentagon Adds Second Littoral Combat Ship to 2017 Budget Plan

bloomberg.com — The Pentagon will request money for two Littoral Combat Ships in its fiscal 2017 budget, one more than Defense Secretary Ash Carter directed in December when he truncated the program, according to defense officials. Carter has joined in criticism that the lightly armed vessel may be vulnerable in combat.
Feb 03, 2016

navy wins one for fy 17: Pentagon Adds Second Littoral Combat Ship to 2017 Budget Plan bloom.bg/1nGNlC7 via @bpolitics

Pentagon Said to Seek 35% Boost in Funds for Islamic State Fight

bloomberg.com — The Pentagon will seek a 35 percent increase in funding for the fight against Islamic State in its next budget, bringing the request for U.S. military efforts against the terrorist group to $7.5 billion, according to a defense official.
Feb 02, 2016

Pentagon Said to Seek 35% Fund Boost for Islamic State Fight bloom.bg/1PR8GFw via @bpolitics

Cybersecurity Gap Blocks Pentagon From a Lockheed F-35 Database

bloomberg.com — The Pentagon hasn't had updated information on maintenance of the F-35 jet since May because a Lockheed Martin Corp. database doesn't meet new government cybersecurity requirements, according to the Defense Department's testing office.
Feb 01, 2016

Lack of US Cyber Comd IA adherence: Cybersecurity Gap Blocks Pentagon From a Lockheed F-35 Database bloom.bg/1PtMpLX via @technology

Feb 01, 2016

Cybersecurity Gap Blocks Pentagon From a Lockheed F-35 Database bloom.bg/1PtMpLX via @technology @acapaccio

New U.S Navy Ship Struggles in Test to Fend Off Attacking Boats

bloomberg.com — The U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm of small attacking vessels like the Iranian boats it could encounter in the Persian Gulf, according to the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.
Jan 29, 2016

more LCS questions from DoD testers: New U.S Navy Ship Struggles in Test to Fend Off Attacking Boats bloom.bg/20aAOZf via @technology

Jan 29, 2016

RT @ACapaccio: more LCS questions from DoD testers: New U.S Navy Ship Struggles in Test to Fend Off Attacking Boats bloom.bg/20aAOZf via @technology

Jan 29, 2016

Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm of small attacking vessels, Bloomberg writes: ow.ly/XGdFd

Jan 29, 2016

RT @business: New U.S Navy ship struggled to fend off swarm of small attacking vessels in drills at sea bloom.bg/20aAOZf pic.twitter.com/K6bowl0XCr

Jan 31, 2016

RT @business: New U.S Navy ship struggled to fend off swarm of small attacking vessels in drills at sea bloom.bg/20aAOZf pic.twitter.com/wT2luwI0DX

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The U.S. May Build 500 Jets Before Finding Out If the F-35 Works

bloomberg.com — Tests of how Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 will perform in combat won't begin until at least August 2018, a year later than planned, and more than 500 of the fighter jets may be built before the assessment is complete, according to the Pentagon's test office.
Jan 29, 2016

If you're not 136 lbs. or heavier, the #F35 ejection system will likely kill you: bloom.bg/1P16JAD #politics #defense #spending

Jan 29, 2016

The U.S. May Build 500 Jets Before Finding Out If the F-35 Works bloom.bg/1P16JAD via @bpolitics Exclusive by @acapaccio

Jan 29, 2016

The U.S. May Build 500 Jets Before Finding Out If the F-35 Works bloom.bg/1P16JAD via @bpolitics

Jan 29, 2016

Your govt at work.......The U.S. May Build 500 Jets Before Finding Out If the F-35 Works bloom.bg/1P16JAD via @bpolitics

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McCain Chides Colleagues for Protecting Russian Launch Engines

bloomberg.com — Senator John McCain, who usually vents his outrage over President Barack Obama's foreign policy, is aiming it now at Senate colleagues for overturning his efforts to ban the purchase of Russian-made engines for U.S. space launches.

Carter Chides Gulf Allies for `Strange' Islamic State Inaction

bloomberg.com — U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunni nations must do more to support the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria, offering his most direct public criticism of inaction by Gulf allies such as Saudi Arabia.
Jan 22, 2016

Carter Chides Gulf Allies for `Strange' Islamic State Inaction bloom.bg/1NpQhrC via @business

Jan 22, 2016

Carter Chides Gulf Allies for `Strange' Islamic State Inaction bloom.bg/1NpQhrC via business

Jan 23, 2016

Full @BloombergTV interview with US defence secretary on anti-IS fight, dissatisfaction with some coalition members bloom.bg/1SCYmkS

U.S. Navy Littoral Ship Sidelined in Singapore After Gear Damage

bloomberg.com — A U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship is sidelined in port in Singapore because of damage to gears that propel the vessel, according to a memo from the service, which blamed failure to use enough lubricating oil. The USS Fort Worth built by Lockheed Martin Corp.

Pentagon Delays Cybersecurity Requirement for 10,000 Contractors

bloomberg.com — The Pentagon has delayed for almost two years a requirement that as many as 10,000 companies show that they have systems to protect sensitive but unclassified information from cyber-attacks before signing new defense contracts.
Jan 20, 2016

RT @cmoraff: Pentagon Delays Cybersecurity Requirement for 10,000 Contractors bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jan 20, 2016

DoD cyber update: Pentagon Delays Cybersecurity Requirement for 10,000 Contractors bloom.bg/1Wty4k9 via @technology

Jan 20, 2016

#Pentagon Delays Cybersecurity Requirement for 10,000 Contractors bloom.bg/1Wty4k9 via @technology @cstrohm and @acapaccio

Jan 21, 2016

Pentagon Delays Cybersecurity Requirement for 10,000 Contractors - Bloomberg Business bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Feb 08, 2016

Compelling testimony: Homegrown Extremists Top List of Terrorist Threats, Clapper Says bloom.bg/1T8NMCh via @business

Feb 08, 2016

Latest on LCS-McCain/Hill concerns:Navy urged to slow Littoral Ship deployments until more testing fw.to/GLM8Tje

Feb 07, 2016

So Northrop got its SB commercial in- B-2 and UCAS..

Feb 05, 2016

AF Sec. Deborah James testifies on FY17 budget to SAC-D 2/10 -- she'll be the first service official grilled by Hill on the new plan

Feb 04, 2016

For all U.S. military personnel who've had cars delivered late from overseas here's @US_TRANSCOM in action: about.bgov.com/blog/u-s-trans…

Feb 04, 2016

@BGOV breaks:Navy to request 2 Boeing F/A-18's in FY17 to replace pair lost in crashes; Navy will request 14 more in FY18, none thereafter

Feb 03, 2016

Good news for F-35 after week of bad press on test report; Super Hornet also returns from dead: about.bgov.com/blog/pentagon-…


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