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GAO: OMB, Treasury Should Clarify Some Federal Spending Data Definitions for DATA Act Implementation

The Government Accountability Office reports that some definitions that the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Department issued for 57 federal spending data items could lead to inconsistency in reporting. GAO said in a January report that most of the definitions issued as part of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of …

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Defense News: Navy Eyes Carrier-Based Aerial Refueling Drone Over Strike, Recon

The U.S. Navy‘s Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program could focus on the development of aerial refueling capabilities rather than strike and reconnaissance, Defense News reported Monday. Christopher Cavas writes that sources have indicated the planned strike and recon unmanned jets will be put on hold to make way for …

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Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis Named Air Force C3I & Networks PEO

Maj. Gen. Dwyer Dennis, formerly director of global reach programs at the U.S. Air Force headquarters, has been appointed as the service branch’s program executive officer for command, control, communications, intelligence and networks, the Defense Department said Friday. Dennis will be based at Air Force Materiel Command in his new assignment and was previously …

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NASA Names Kevin McGhaw Deputy Director of Marshall’s Office of Strategic Analysis & Communications

NASA has named Kevin McGhaw as its new deputy director for Marshall Space Flight Center’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications. The space agency said Wednesday McGhaw will manage 160 civil service and contractor employees who perform strategic planning, communications and analysis functions at OSAC. “Both the analysis and communications sides …

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Politico: Ashton Carter, Service Chiefs Debate on FY 2017 DoD Budget Priorities

The Defense Department continues to deliberate the allocation of its upcoming $580 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017 amid different spending priorities between the service branches and Secretary Ashton Carter, Politico reported Tuesday. Austin Wright writes Carter backs the administration’s plan to build up capability in cyber warfare, next-generation …

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