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Washington D.C.
Pentagon Correspondent — Bloomberg News
As seen in:  Bloomberg News

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.

Pentagon Seeks 13% Weapons Increase as Obama Urges End to Cuts — (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon is seeking an increase of $20.4 billion, or 13 percent, for weapons and research as President Barack Obama begins a push to remove defense budget caps that would force cuts in spending instead. The Defense Department blueprint for the year that begins Oct.

Boeing’s Sub-Hunting Poseidon Gets a Pentagon Budget Boost — (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co.'s maritime surveillance aircraft will get an increase in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget, with the Navy to request 16, one more than planned for that year, according to budget documents. The Navy will request $3.4 billion for the plane, the P-8A Poseidon, according to documents from the Defense Department comptroller circulating in the military services.

Boeing to Build Air Force One Replacement With Bids for Systems — (Bloomberg) -- The Air Force will let Boeing Co. build the replacement for Air Force One without competition but allow bidding on specialized equipment for the new presidential aircraft, the service informed Congress. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Wednesday signed a document that justifies keeping Boeing as the sole source contractor to provide three modified 747-8 passenger planes, according to an e-mail notifying congressional committees.

U.S. Navy Commander, NCIS Agent Accused in Bribery Scheme — A U.S. Navy commander, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent and a Singapore-based provider of services for American ships in Asia were charged in a bribery-kickback scheme involving prostitutes. Leonard Glenn Francis, the chief executive officer of Glenn Defense Marine (Asia), provided travel expenses, entertainment and prostitutes to Navy Commander Michael Misiewicz in exchange for classified information about where U.S.
Jan 29, 2015

Pentagon budget to replenish war supplies from Lockheed, Oshkosh

Jan 28, 2015

AF e-mail to Hill says AF determined only Boeing 747-8 when fully missionized meets AF-1 needs so sole source ``in the public interest''

Jan 28, 2015

AF's just told Capitol Hill it plans to continue sole-source of Air Force-1 replacement to Boeing but compete subsystems. SECAF signed D&F

Jan 28, 2015

@BGOV: USAF $153b FY 16 plan $16b+ over what Hill OK'd for this yr, Navy’s $161b request $11.8b+; Army request $126.5b, $7b+ ov this year

Jan 27, 2015

DoD FY 16 budget will ``resubmit'' rejected FY 15 proposals to retire A-10, BRAC in FY 17, cruiser retirements n Army chopters restructure

Jan 27, 2015

More from FY 2016 DoD: $3b for KC-46 tankers; $678m for GW overhaul; $1.4b for SSBN(X), $821m for more Reapers; 1.3% troop pay raise

Jan 27, 2015

Big ticket items in FY 16 DoD budget: $10.6b for 57 F-35 jets; $11.6b for 9 ships, including 3 LCS; $4.5b for Army chopper modernization

Jan 27, 2015

Boeing P-8A Poseidon boosted in FY 16 plan which calls for 16 aircraft vs 15 planned last year for $3.4b request

Jan 27, 2015

We are getting details on FY 16 defense plan: DoD Five-year plan exceeds sequestration caps each year with $570B projected for 2020

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