Department of Defense http://wrvo.org en Schumer announces plan to get veteran benefits moving http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-announces-plan-get-veteran-benefits-moving <p> U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to integrate the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs health records to reduce benefit backlogs and save money.<br /><br />Schumer is proposing a two-part plan, the first aimed at creating a compatible health record system between the two departments.<br /> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:41:01 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46831 at http://wrvo.org U.S. Defense Secretary calls for military security reviews http://wrvo.org/post/us-defense-secretary-calls-military-security-reviews <p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:26:43 +0000 Joanna Richards 44807 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum shortlisted for missile defense site that may never be built http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-shortlisted-missile-defense-site-may-never-be-built <p></p><p>The Department of Defense is including Fort Drum, near Watertown, as one of five sites to be studied for a new East Coast missile defense program. Local officials hailed the decision. But the Pentagon itself says it has no money to build the site.</p><p>Fort Drum will be considered along with Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, Vermont, and military sites in Maine, Ohio, and Michigan.</p><p>Cong. Bill Owens says a missile interceptor base would bring billions of dollars in investments and more troops to the Jefferson County region.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:26:14 +0000 David Sommerstein 44108 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum shortlisted for missile defense site that may never be built Money for MEADS work makes its way back into budget http://wrvo.org/post/money-meads-work-makes-its-way-back-budget <p>Money for a defense contract that supports several hundred jobs at a plant in central New York has found its way back into a federal spending plan. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:48:12 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35172 at http://wrvo.org Money for MEADS work makes its way back into budget Schumer may play key role in Hagel nomination http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-may-play-key-role-hagel-nomination <p>New York's Senator Charles Schumer is emerging as a key player in the controversial nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the Obama administration's next defense secretary. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:49:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 31858 at http://wrvo.org Defense contract that supports jobs in Syracuse cut from budget http://wrvo.org/post/defense-contract-supports-jobs-syracuse-cut-budget <p>Money for the final year of a missile system that supports a few hundred jobs for a defense contractor near Syracuse has been removed from Congress' defense budget. But Lockheed Martin is keeping optimistic that the money could find its way back into the budget. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:04:51 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30200 at http://wrvo.org Defense contract that supports jobs in Syracuse cut from budget