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08 November 2006 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Press Conference by the President The White House 08 Nov 2006 -- "The election has changed many things in Washington, but it has not changed my fundamental responsibility, and that is to protect the American people from attack. As the Commander-in-Chief, I take these responsibilities seriously. And so does the man who served this nation honorably for almost six years as our Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Now, after a series of thoughtful conversations, Secretary Rumsfeld and I agreed that the timing is right for new leadership at the Pentagon"
  • Remarks by the President at Nomination of Dr. Robert M. Gates to be Secretary of Defense The White House 08 Nov 2006
  • Bush Holds Post-Election News Conference, Announces Rumsfeld Resignation VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush says Democratic Party gains in the U.S. Congress are in part the result of voter disillusionment with the war in Iraq
  • Democrats Applaud Decision to Replace Rumsfeld VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- A day after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in key midterm elections, they came a step closer to doing so in the Senate, with television networks projecting a Democratic victory in Montana.
  • Rumsfeld's Resignation Decided Yesterday, Bush Tells Reporters AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- The decision to change leadership at the Pentagon came yesterday, after President Bush had had a chance to meet with his prospective nominee for secretary of defense and to have the last in a series of conversations with outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, the president told reporters at the White House today.
  • Rumsfeld Worked to Transform Defense Department During Tenure AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Donald H. Rumsfeld, who resigned today as the longest-serving defense secretary in U.S. history, took office with a mandate from President Bush to transform the Defense Department.
  • Defense Secretary Nominee Boasts Strong Intelligence Background AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush's nominee to succeed Donald H. Rumsfeld as secretary of defense brings more than a quarter century of experience in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council to the table.
  • Analysis: Rumsfeld Exits in Wake of GOP Rout cfr.org 08 Nov 2006 -- Facing the prospect of confrontation with a Congress dominated by his Democratic rivals, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stepped down on Wednesday
  • Bush Replaces Rumsfeld After Republican Defeat VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush has ousted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, one day after the president's Republican Party suffered a significant defeat in congressional elections that pollsters said was caused largely by public dissatisfaction over the conduct of the war in Iraq.
  • Bush, Rumsfeld Agree: 'Timing Right for New Leadership at Pentagon' AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld "a superb leader during a time of change," President Bush announced at a White House news conference today that he and Rumsfeld have agreed the time has come for a change in leadership at the Pentagon.
  • Rumsfeld Resigns; Bush Names Former CIA Director as Replacement Washington File 09 Nov 2006 -- President Bush, responding to concerns expressed by American voters in November 7 midterm elections, has accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and has nominated former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to replace him.
  • USS John C. Stennis Departs San Diego for Joint Task Force Exercise Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Strike Group (JCSSG) departed Naval Air Station North Island Nov. 8 to conduct its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California.
  • Expeditionary Sailors Train for New Warfare Pin Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Sailors continue to train for the new Expeditionary Warfare Pin during a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Nov. 6-16 here.
  • PHIBGRU 2 Visits Bataan During COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Commander, Amphibious Group (PHIBGRU) 2 visited the Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Nov. 1-3 while underway off the Atlantic coast.
  • CNRC Helping to Streamline Transition from Active to Reserve Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) started beta testing a new program in early November to streamline the process for Sailors wishing to transfer to the Reserves upon the expiration of their active-duty contract.
  • South Korea, U.S. Have Productive Bilateral Security Talks Washington File 09 Nov 2006 -- South Korean and U.S. officials agree that, because of the shared values of democracy, human rights and a free-market economy, their bilateral alliance steadily has strengthened and has been critical in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia.
  • Kitty Hawk CSG Ships Pull into Sasebo, Japan Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Three USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group ships pulled into Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 6, on a port visit during the group's regularly-schedule fall deployment.
  • New Program Pays Off for Defense Logistics Agency's Military Customers AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Some military maintenance depots got parts and supplies faster and cheaper and America's military services got refurbished equipment returned sooner thanks to a pilot program called "Customer Pay."
  • AFSO 21 process gets weapons to warfighters faster AFPN 08 Nov 2006 -- When the AIM-120D production program manager was asked to be team leader on an Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century rapid improvement event, he was a little skeptical.
  • NORAD commander: Air Force role vital to homeland security AFPN 08 Nov 2006 -- Homeland defense has come full circle since the events of 9/11. America now faces a new and constantly evolving threat - the threat of terrorism.

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for November 08, 2006
  • Boeing Receives $450 million in Orders for Hornet Spare Parts Boeing 08 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received more than $450 million in U.S. Department of Defense contracts for spare parts for the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy fleets of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter jets.
  • First Boeing C-17 for Royal Australian Air Force Takes Maiden Flight Boeing 08 Nov 2006 -- The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] C-17 Globemaster III for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) completed its maiden flight Nov. 7, logging a major milestone in preparation for the delivery to the RAAF later this month.
  • Modernized MiG-31 test flights successful - company RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2006 -- Russia has successfully conducted test flights of a modernized MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor equipped with improved engines and electronics, a defense company said Wednesday.
  • CACI Awarded $36 Million Contract to Continue Maintenance Management Services With U.S. Navy CACI 08 Nov 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract valued at more than $36 million to provide Ship Maintenance Improvement Program (SMIP) services to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The five-year award (one base year, with four option years) enables CACI to continue program management, engineering, and technical support services that help the U.S. Navy fleet stay equipped and ready at all times. The contract expands the scope of CACI's work and supports the company's core engineering and logistics line of business.
  • SAIC Acquires AETC Incorporated SAIC 08 Nov 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AETC Incorporated, a San Diego-based firm providing remote sensing systems and services for the U.S. Department of Defense. The acquisition strengthens SAIC's capabilities as a lead system developer and integrator for next generation antisubmarine warfare systems and provides opportunities for growth in the areas of buried object detection and classification.
  • Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Army Contract to Upgrade Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder Northrop Grumman 08 Nov 2006 -- In a major show of support for a critical combat system, the U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract for the company's battle-proven Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR).
  • NetFires LLC Conducts Successful Precision Attack Missile All-Up-Round Container Cover Test Raytheon 08 Nov 2006 -- NetFires LLC, a company composed of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, successfully conducted a container cover design verification test for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

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