The North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado will double the square footage of its command center with a $13 million construction project. NORAD has been overcrowded because of staff increases after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is expected to send his criteria for armed services base realignments and closures to Congress in two weeks. An independent commission appointed by President Bush will be charged with making the final decisions based on Pentagon recommendations.
Sandy Dahl's husband, a pilot on the United Airlines plane that crashed in Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, always wanted to be an F-16 fighter jet pilot. Last week, Dahl got her wish to ride in one of the aircraft, in memory of her husband, with the Colorado Air National Guard.
Boeing yesterday laid out the parameters for aerospace suppliers seeking work on its new 7E7 jet. In a change to its way of doing business, Boeing foresees that the smaller suppliers will seek work from its partners, rather than from Boeing itself.