January 5, 2006 |
President Bush bypassed the Senate to install former Navy Secretary Gordon R. England as deputy secretary of Defense. England had been serving as acting deputy Defense secretary since Paul D. Wolfowitz left the No. 2 Pentagon post last May to become head of the World Bank. England's nomination for the deputy secretary position had stalled in the Senate. Under the Constitution, the president may circumvent the confirmation process by making appointments while the Senate is in recess.
March 17, 2005 |
The nomination of Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz to head the World Bank came as a surprise to many senior Pentagon officials and set off speculation Wednesday about his successor and about the future of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. Officials at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill, speaking on condition of anonymity, named a number of potential candidates for the No. 2 Pentagon job. Among them are Navy Secretary Gordon R. England, a key Rumsfeld ally, and Stephen A.
August 17, 2005 |
President Bush announced that he had chosen an executive for a defense firm to be secretary of the Navy and a Pentagon weapons buyer to be secretary of the Air Force. Michael W. Wynne, Bush's choice for Air Force secretary, has been the Defense Department's undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics since 2003. He replaces James G. Roche, who resigned in January. Bush selected Donald C.
March 4, 2001 |
Three corporate executives are under consideration to lead the Air Force, Army and Navy, administration officials said Saturday. The three have been interviewed by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, and the White House was expected to announce this week that it will send their names to the Senate for confirmation, the Washington Times reported, quoting unidentified sources. Gordon R. England, 63, who retired recently from General Dynamics Corp., would be nominated as Navy secretary; James G.
August 19, 2005 |
Defense contractors bear a significant share of the blame for cost overruns in major U.S. weapons programs, said Ronald D. Sugar, chairman and chief executive of Century City-based Northrop Grumman Corp. The government's estimates and expectations may often be unrealistic but the industry's performance also is often poor, Sugar on Wednesday told an independent panel that the Pentagon appointed to review the U.S. military's weapons-buying programs in an effort to cut costs.