National Defense

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Articles from Vol. 86, No. 580, March

2002 Annual NDIA Membership Meeting. (NDIA News)
NDIA will conduct its 2002 annual membership meeting on April 12, 2002 at 8 a.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tysons Corner (Plaza Room), McLean, Virginia. All members are welcome for the NDIA President's report on association activities. Please RSVP...
Anti-Terrorism Planning Shapes Experiments
Marine Corps Warfighting Lab sharpens focus on covert urban reconnaissance In anticipation of the possible expansion of the U.S. war against al-Qaeda or other suspected terrorist groups, the Marine Corps has launched several projects aimed at preparing...
Anti-Terrorism Planning Shapes Experiments: Marine Corps Warfighting Lab Sharpens Focus on Covert Urban Reconnaissance
In anticipation of the possible expansion of the U.S. war against al-Qaeda or other suspected terrorist groups, the Marine Corps has launched several projects aimed at preparing for combat in areas such as the Philippines or Somalia. To win urban...
Breakthroughs Sought in Chem-Bio Sensors
A shoebox-sized optical sensor that measures light speed and patterns is being tested as a possible detector of chemical or biological agents. The technology has the potential to make the detection of agents easier and faster, scientists said. The...
Chem-Bio Attack Looming, Say U.S. Officials
According to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, `The unthinkable has become thinkable' "Gas! Gas! Gas!" The warning crackled over military radios as clouds of thick, white smoke covered the cold, gray battlefield. One U.S. soldier was overcome and quickly fell unconscious....
Chem-Bio Attack Looming, Say U.S. Officials: According to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, 'The Unthinkable Has Become Thinkable'
Gas! Gas! Gas!" The warning crackled over military radios as clouds of thick, white smoke covered the cold, gray battlefield. One U.S. soldier was overcome and quickly fell unconscious. Others successfully donned their protective gear and charged the...
Chem-Bio Detector Market Reaches $400M
The world market for chemical and biological warfare agent detectors could reach nearly $400 million in 2002, with the United States leading this sector as both the top investor in technology and the biggest buyer of new equipment. Global spending...
Chem-Bio Detector Market Reaches $400M
The world market for chemical and biological warfare agent detectors could reach nearly $400 million in 2002, with the United States leading this sector as both the top investor in technology and the biggest buyer of new equipment. Global spending forecasts...
Coast Guard's Future Depends on Deepwater
viewpoint Current fleet lacks technologies needed to tackle emerging seaborne threats The Deepwater program, which began in 1996, is designed to provide the Coast Guard with the necessary tools to perform its maritime homeland security mission. The future...
Coast Guard's Future Depends on Deepwater: Current Fleet Lacks Technologies Needed to Tackle Emerging Seaborne Threats. (View Point)
The Deepwater program, which began in 1996, is designed to provide the Coast Guard with the necessary tools to perform its maritime homeland security mission. The future of the nation's maritime security depends on the successful implementation of...
Does the Public Care about Civil Defense? (Readers Forum)
In reference to the article, "More Education Needed on Terrorism" (p. 6, January 2002), I should point out that, in the late 1950s, a huge amount of money was spent to stock fallout shelters in American cities. Also, money was spent for the upkeep...
Editor's Corner
The expansion of U.S. military participation in peacekeeping, peace-enforcement and crowd-control missions has fueled the Defense Department's interest in non-lethal weapons in recent years. These weapons are a relatively new addition to the military...
Environmental Market to Remain Flat in U.S
industrial perspective Companies should seek business expanded opportunities in developing countries (This article was adapted from the 2001 Industrial College of the Armed Forces Environmental Industry Study) The environmental industry is now at a crossroads....
Environmental Market to Remain Flat in U.S.: Companies Should Seek Business Expanded Opportunities in Developing Countries. (Industrial Perspective)
(This article was adapted from the 2001 Industrial College of the Armed Forces Environmental Industry Study) The environmental industry is now at a crossroads. In the past, growth was driven by the need for compliance with regulations and focused...
Government. (Brass Tracks)
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has created an office to establish policy in the area of command, control and communications and provide direction for Defense Department frequency spectrum issues. Steven Price was named deputy assistant secretary...
Industry. (Brass Tracks)
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector, located in Dallas, announced the appointment of Scott Douglas as regional vice president for Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Douglas directs Integrated Systems' regional business development...
Information Dominance Key to U.S. Security
National defense, homeland security and even electronic government are all dependent on information systems and technology. The Acquisition Reform Act of 1994 mandated the use of information technology in the transformation of both war fighting and business...
Information Dominance Key to U.S. Security. (Government Policy Notes)
National defense, homeland security and even electronic government are all dependent on information systems and technology. The Acquisition Reform Act of 1994 mandated the use of information technology in the transformation of both war fighting and...
Iowa-Illinois Chapter Hosts Conference. (Women in Defense)
More than 300 defense professionals are expected to attend a conference sponsored by WID's Iowa-Illinois Chapter in late March, at the Radisson Quad City Hotel and Conference Center in Davenport, Ill. Suzanne Patrick, deputy undersecretary of defense...
Navy Reforms International Programs Office
analysis The Department of the Navy's International Programs Office has adopted a host of new business practices designed to enhance U.S. military interoperability with foreign allies, bolster the efficiency of the Foreign Military Sales program and...
Navy Reforms International Programs Office. (Analysis)
The Department of the Navy's International Programs Office has adopted a host of new business practices designed to enhance U.S. military interoperability with foreign allies, bolster the efficiency of the Foreign Military Sales program and improve...
Navy's Latest Destroyer: Is It a Ship or a Test-Bed?
As the Navy prepares to award a design contract in April for its next generation surface combatant, there are conflicting explanations for the program's rationale. The Navy says that the DD-X project will produce a new ship class. But some senior Defense...
NDIA Even. (Calendar)
event MARCH 19-20, 2002 Navy Ballistic Missile Defense Conference Event #2160 Arlington, VA Regular Registration Fees: Member $270 Non-Member $325 Government $205 Description: This event provides insights into the U.S. Navy's...
Non-Lethal Weapons to Gain Relevancy in Future Conflicts
The opening rounds of the war against terrorist groups in Afghanistan showcased the efficacy of highly lethal, precision-guided weapons. In current and future wars, however, there also is an important role for non-lethal systems. In Afghanistan, the...
Non-Lethal Weapons to Gain Relevancy in Future Conflicts. (Commentary)
The opening rounds of the war against terrorist groups in Afghanistan showcased the efficacy of highly lethal, precision-guided weapons. In current and future wars, however, there also is an important role for non-lethal systems. In Afghanistan,...
Pentagon Needs Accurate Accounting of Fuel
Military services urged to set up measurement tools for energy consumption Until the Defense Department begins measuring the true cost of fuel and develops definite plans to reduce fuel consumption in military vehicles, the armed services will continue...
Pentagon Needs Accurate Accounting of Fuel: Military Services Urged to Set Up Measurement Tools for Energy Consumption
Until the Defense Department begins measuring the true cost of fuel and develops definite plans to reduce fuel consumption in military vehicles, the armed services will continue to be burdened by the huge logistical and financial strains of transporting...
Policy Issues That Matter to Industry
president's perspective As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NDIA advocates legislation, regulations and policies that are essential to a strong and ready defense industrial base. We work closely with Congress and the Executive Branch as an industry...
Policy Issues That Matter to Industry. (President's Perspective)
As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, NDIA advocates legislation, regulations and policies that are essential to a strong and ready defense industrial base. We work closely with Congress and the Executive Branch as an industry voice to ensure...
Readers Forum
Does the Public Care About Civil Defense? In reference to the article "More Education Needed on Terrorism" (. 6, anuary 2002), I should point out that, in the late i950s, a huge amount of money was spent to stock fallout shelters in American cities....
Shipbuilding Sector Remains Uncompetitive
U.S. government should take action to make the nation's shipyards more efficient (This article was adapted from the 2001 Industrial College of the Armed Forces Shipbuilding Industry Study.) The U.S. shipbuilding industry designs and builds sophisticated...
Shipbuilding Sector Remains Uncompetitive: U.S. Government Should Take Action to Make the Nation's Shipyards More Efficient. (Industrial Perspective)
The U.S. shipbuilding industry designs and builds sophisticated military vessels, yet remains uncompetitive in the commercial shipbuilding market. The major yards are unable to compete internationally due to the industrial policies, greater efficiency...
Stopping Intruders Can Be a Sticky Mess
Joint non-lethal program office funds development of Mobility Denial System In the future, U.S. military peacekeepers and law enforcement authorities may use a novel sticky gel to prevent trespassers or troublemakers from entering a building or to stop...
Stopping Intruders Can Be a Sticky Mess: Joint Non-Lethal Program Office Funds Development of Mobility Denial System
In the future, U.S. military peacekeepers and law enforcement authorities may use a novel sticky gel to prevent trespassers or troublemakers from entering a building or to stop a run-away vehicle without having to use lethal force. The gel is part...
U.S. Troops Find New Uses for Non-Lethal Weaponry
As the war on terrorism grinds on, U.S. military forces and civilian organizations are finding more and more uses for weapons that don't kill. Marines guarding the newly reopened U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan, for example, are equipped with non-lethal...
Washington Pulse
Defense Budget to Reach $380 Billion The Defense Department's massive spending increase in fiscal year 2003 is the biggest boost the Pentagon's budget has received since 1982. Most of the $48 billion increase will fund the war on terrorism, pay raises...