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Navy Staff Director James Foggo Nominated as Commander of Naval Forces Europe-Africa, JFC Naples

Vice Adm. James Foggo III, director of the U.S. Navy staff, could potentially assume command of U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa and the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that President Donald Trump nominated Foggo to lead the two Navy component commands and one NATO …

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DoD Requests $20.7B & ODNI Seeks $57.7B to Fund Intelligence Programs in FY 2018

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have separately submitted proposed budget appropriations for their respective intelligence programs in fiscal year 2018. DoD said Monday it seeks a top-line 2018 budget of $20.7 billion, including both base and overseas contingency operations spending, for the Military Intelligence Program. ODNI’s …

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DoD, ODNI Revise Fiscal 2017 Budget Requests for Military, National Intelligence Programs

The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence have released updated budget requests of $18.5 billion and $54.9 billion for their respective intelligence programs through the end of fiscal year 2017. DoD said Tuesday the revised top-line amount it proposes for the Military Intelligence Program includes base and overseas …

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VA Adds Veteran Health, Benefits Agencies as Exemptions in Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …

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ODNI Unveils Consolidated, Mobile-Friendly Website

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has consolidated the websites of organizations under its purview into one domain in efforts to provide organized content to the public through a single online location. ODNI said Tuesday the new DNI.gov combines websites for the National Counterterrorism Center, National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the Intelligence Community Chief …

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Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday. Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn write that Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche indicated in the company’s analysis of the documents that NSA …

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