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Army Gets Approval to Form Installation Readiness Board

Ryan McCarthy, acting U.S. Army secretary, has approved the formation of an installation readiness board of directors that will assess preparedness and funding management efforts at the military branch’s facilities. The Army said Wednesday its vice chief of staff or assistants secretaries for installations, energy and environment and manpower and reserve affairs will chair …

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DoD Names McKinsey’s Eric Chewning as Deputy Assistant Sec for Industrial Policy

Defense Department Secretary Jim Mattis has selected McKinsey & Co. Partner Eric Chewning as a Senior Executive Service appointee and a deputy assistant secretary at DoD. The department said Tuesday Chewning will specifically oversee manufacturing and industrial base policy as a deputy assistant secretary of defense. Chewning most recently worked with …

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VA Presents Draft Proposal for Replacement of Veteran Care Access Rules

The Department of Veterans Affairs has presented a draft proposal to the House and Senate veterans affairs committees of a potential legislation that seeks to build on veterans’ access to healthcare services. VA said Monday the proposed Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act is meant to replace the current “30-day/40-mile” rule under the …

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EPA Aims to Promote Environmental Stewardship Through Agency-Industry Partnership

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a program meant to help regulated industries manage environmental outcomes through a sector-based collaborative approach. EPA said Oct. 3 its Smart Sectors initiative offers the agency an opportunity to explore environmental protection methods and policies. Participating sectors include the aerospace, construction, electronics and technology, power generation and …

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Trump Nominates Synovision’s Bruce Jette as Army Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette. Jette most recently led Synovision, which has …

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