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.

McCain to Press for Disclosure of Bomber Bid in Defense Measure

bloomberg.com — Countering a project cloaked in secrecy, the Senate panel responsible for defense policy will direct the Air Force to make public the dollar amount of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s winning bid for a contract to develop and build the new B-21 bomber, its chairman said.

Lockheed F-35's Balky Sensor Software Needing Fewer Reboots

bloomberg.com — Software that runs radar screens and sensor displays on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter is shutting down less frequently, requiring fewer reboots, according to the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer and top tester.

Hacking Risks Found in U.S. Army's $12 Billion Mobile Network

bloomberg.com — A $12 billion mobile Internet network that the U.S. Army is using in Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa has significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were found in combat testing. After a review ordered by the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer, the Army and contractor General Dynamics Corp.

How Pentagon Reached Merger Detente With Antitrust Agencies

bloomberg.com — First, the U.S. Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission produced a joint statement reaffirming that their reviews of defense industry mergers will ensure that the military receives "the most effective and innovative products at competitive prices."

Air Force Says Disclosing Bomber's Secret Cost Would Aid Enemies

bloomberg.com — The Air Force won't make public the contract value of Northrop Grumman Corp.'s winning bid for the B-21 bomber, saying that would make it "decisively easier" for U.S. adversaries to determine the stealth aircraft's range and weapons payload.

North Korean Cyber Capability Among World's Best, Brooks Says

bloomberg.com — North Korea's asymmetric warfare potential is being bolstered by one of the world's best and most organized cyber attack capabilities, according to the Army general nominated to command U.S. forces in South Korea. "This is an area of growth," Army General Vincent Brooks told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his nomination hearing Tuesday.

U.S. Troops Get Closer to Iraqi Front Lines After Obama Decision

bloomberg.com — President Barack Obama's approval of Pentagon efforts to intensify the U.S. effort in Iraq may matter less for the small contingent of troops being added than for the decision to allow them closer to the front lines of the war against Islamic State. Obama has agreed to send 217 more U.S.

Northrop's Mystery Bomber Bid May Trigger Review, CRS Says

bloomberg.com — Northrop Grumman Corp.'s winning bid to develop and build the U.S. military's next-generation bomber was "substantially below" independent Pentagon and Air Force agency estimates, so Congress may seek to review their methodologies, according to a Congressional Research Service assessment. Despite a request from Senator John McCain, the Air Force has refused to release the winning contract amount.

The Navy's $22 Billion Stealth Destroyer Program Is Delayed Again

bloomberg.com — General Dynamics Corp.'s first new electric-powered destroyer for the U.S. Navy will be delivered almost three years late, according to the Pentagon's latest schedule. The Navy now estimates delivery of the DDG-1000, the first of three Zumwalt-class vessels in a $22.4 billion program, by midyear, according to the Defense Department's annual "Selected Acquisition Report" on the program.

Raytheon Said to Lobby for More of a Missile That Failed a Test

bloomberg.com — Raytheon Co. is asking Congress to increase purchases of a U.S. Navy missile interceptor even as the Pentagon investigates the defensive weapon's failure in a test, according to people familiar with the contractor's efforts.
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