December 2, 1989 |
Deputy Defense Secretary Donald J. Atwood, in a move certain to reignite passions on Capitol Hill, ordered the Marine Corps Friday to discontinue spending on production of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, senior defense officials said.
January 27, 1989 |
General Motors said Thursday that it will not immediately replace Donald J. Atwood, the president of GM Hughes Electronics who was nominated by President Bush this week to be deputy secretary of defense. Atwood still must be confirmed in his new job by the Senate, but the announcement of his departure from GM is expected to create a potentially troublesome vacuum at GM's Hughes Aircraft unit in Los Angeles.
September 9, 1991 |
The Defense Department, struggling to cast aside more than four decades of suspicion, is exploring ways to help the Soviet Union and the newly independent Baltic countries by offering technical and organizational advice to their armed forces. The Pentagon's assistance could range from counsel on the conversion of defense industries and tips on how to organize military forces in a democratic society to more sensitive exchanges on nuclear weapons safety and security, officials told The Times.
April 26, 1994 |
Donald J. Atwood, former deputy secretary of defense and retired vice chairman of General Motors Corp., has died after ulcer surgery in a suburban Detroit hospital. He was 69. A spokeswoman for William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., said Atwood suffered a heart attack as a complication of the surgery Sunday and died Sunday night.
August 6, 1985
General Motors Corp. directors elected Donald J. Atwood president of GM Hughes Electronics Corp., the new GM subsidiary that will control Hughes Aircraft on completion of the $5.2-billion acquisition. Atwood, who has held a variety of managerial positions in GM, will remain a GM executive vice president and board member.
January 16, 1992 |
The Pentagon has assured the Netherlands that firms in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway and Denmark will be allowed to compete for work in a $1.2 billion program to modernize hundreds of F-16 fighters, Dutch officials said Wednesday. Netherlands Defense Ministry spokesman Pieter Maessen said the assurance was given to visiting Dutch Undersecretary of Defense Berend-Jan Baron van Voorst tot Voorst in a Pentagon meeting Tuesday with Deputy Defense Secretary Donald J. Atwood.