Timothy R. Homan

Timothy R. Homan

A senior writer for The Fiscal Times based in Washington, D.C., Timothy Homan covers defense and national security matters. He previously worked as an economics and congressional reporter for Bloomberg News and covered international trade for Congressional Quarterly. Homan holds a joint master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He has also worked for The Daily Star in Beirut.

Recent Stories By Timothy R. Homan:

  • Big Data Posing Big Challenge for PentagonMay 12, 2014

    The Pentagon is projected to boost spending on so-called big data programs in the coming years, despite the dark cloud of sequestration that’s looming on the horizon. A smooth ramp-up, however, may...

  • Visas for Afghan Interpreters Reveal Failing SecurityMay 9, 2014

    A new bill in Congress raises the prospect that more Afghan interpreters who worked alongside American troops will be able to move to the U.S., fulfilling a promise made to thousands who risked their...

  • The House Democrat Who’s Itching to Cut DefenseMay 9, 2014

    Calling for military cuts doesn’t often win a lawmaker any friends in Congress. But that doesn’t seem to bother Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee...

  • DOD’s $26.5M Recruiting Drive Crashed and BurnedMay 8, 2014

    The old marketing adage that half the money spent on advertising is wasted but no one knows which half clearly doesn’t apply to the National Guard. It knows that all of its money was wasted, at least...

  • Defense “Earmarks” Squander $1.6 Billion a YearMay 7, 2014

    The U.S. Defense Department could easily spend $1.6 billion less this year. That’s the finding in the 2014 Congressional Pig Book, a report published by Citizens Against Government Waste that...

  • Defense Firms Seek Mergers to Survive Budget CutsMay 7, 2014

    With more budget cuts on the horizon, military contractors are shoring up their defenses by seeking refuge with former competitors through mergers and acquisitions. Persistent spending reductions...

  • Veterans Say Enough Is Enough: VA Chief Must ResignMay 6, 2014

    The longest-serving Veterans Affairs secretary has overstayed his welcome, at least in the eyes of the nation’s largest veterans’ advocacy group. The American Legion has called for the immediate...

  • Better Job Prospects for Nation’s Younger VeteransMay 5, 2014

    Job prospects for veterans are looking up as their unemployment rate goes down. The jobless rate for vets who served in Iraq and Afghanistan fell to 6.8 percent last month, the lowest level since...

  • Putin Could Give U.S. Defense Contractors a BoostMay 5, 2014

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine couldn’t have come at a better time for defense contractors in the West. As the U.S. and its European allies are in the midst of austerity measures that include budget...

  • Pentagon Asked to Review Competition for F-35 EnginesMay 2, 2014

    Can increased competition bring down costs for the over-budget F-35 fighter jet? Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) wants to know. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said he floated the idea to...

  • D.C. Marijuana Bill Faces Congressional ScrutinyMay 2, 2014

    Congressional lawmakers opposed to the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana have a new punching bag: the nation’s capital. A Republican-controlled House panel with jurisdictional oversight...

  • Pentagon Plays Catch-Up with Cloud ComputingMay 1, 2014

    The Defense Department, considered the most technologically advanced agency throughout the federal government, is still playing catch-up with its civilian counterparts in one critical area: cloud...

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