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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.

Cost for U.S. Weapons Programs Increased by $27 Billion Last Year — (Bloomberg) -- The costs for 47 of the Pentagon's top 78 weapons programs increased last year by a combined $27 billion, according to Congress's watchdog agency. "This undesirable cost performance shows the need for continued oversight" as "programs continue through the acquisition cycle," the Government Accountability Office said in the draft of its annual report on weapons costs, which is scheduled for release this month.

Cyberspace Conflict Growing More Destructive, NSA’s Chief Says — (Bloomberg) -- Conflict in cyberspace will worsen as governments, criminals and others carry out more sophisticated and destructive hacking attacks, creating a threat comparable to what the U.S. faced during the Cold War, according to the head of the National Security Agency.

U.S. Bomber Planes at $81 Billion Seen 47% More Than Plan — Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Air Force's new long-range bomber may cost as much as $81 billion for the 100 planes planned, 47 percent more than the $55 billion sticker price the service has listed.

Israel Lobbies for More Missile Defense Funds Than Obama Sought — (Bloomberg) -- For the second consecutive year, Israeli officials have asked the U.S. Congress to add more than $300 million to President Barack Obama's budget request for their nation's missile-defense programs. The $317 million wish list that Israeli's missile defense chief gave lawmakers this month is in addition to the $158 million the Pentagon proposed for the fiscal year that starts Oct.

Iran Behind Cyber-Attack on Adelson’s Sands Corp., Clapper Says — (Bloomberg) -- The top U.S. intelligence official confirmed for the first time that Iran was behind a cyber attack against the Las Vegas Sands Corp. last year. Identifying Iran as the perpetrator came more than a year after the Feb.

Taliban Set to Gain in Afghanistan, U.S. Intelligence Chief Says — (Bloomberg) -- The Taliban is set to gain control of more territory in Afghanistan this year as the Obama administration withdraws forces after more than 13 years of war, according to the U.S.'s top intelligence official.

Cyber-Armageddon Less Likely Than Predicted, Clapper Says — (Bloomberg) -- A single cyber-attack that cripples U.S. infrastructure is less likely than a succession of costly computer attacks, according to the nation's top intelligence official. "Rather than a 'cyber-Armageddon' scenario that debilitates the entire U.S. infrastructure, we envision something different," James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said in a report on global threats.

General Atomics Drone Sale to U.A.E. Poised for U.S. Approval — (Bloomberg) -- A proposed sale of unarmed surveillance drones by General Atomics to the United Arab Emirates -- the first to a non-NATO ally -- is clearing its final U.S. hurdle. The State Department notified the House and Senate foreign relations committees on Feb.

The F-22’s Belated Combat Debut Against Islamic State Earns Praise — (Bloomberg) -- Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-22 fighter jet, making its debut in warfare more than nine years after it was deemed combat-ready, has flown at least 112 missions against Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. Air Force's commander of combat forces said.

F-35 Debut Hobbled by Flawed Software, Pentagon Tester Finds — (Bloomberg) -- Flawed software will hobble the first of Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighters to be called combat-ready, limiting the plane's ability to drop bombs, share data with other aircraft and track enemy radar, the Defense Department's chief weapons tester found. The Marine Corps plans to declare its version of the F-35, the costliest U.S.
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