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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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Report: NATO to Expand Command Centers, Cyber Operations

NATO plans to increase its military headquarters from seven to nine and integrate cyber efforts into all alliance operations, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The organization’s defense ministers agreed to build a maritime security-focused command center in the Atlantic as well as a Europe-based command site for troop movements, with specific locations to be identified …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nielsen told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs during a …

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FDIC Ramps Up CISO Search

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation looks for a new chief information security officer to oversee information technology security activities across the agency. A USAJobs notice posted Oct. 26 says the CISO will oversee and direct security programs involving FDIC’s IT infrastructure and communications systems as well as agency and personnel data. …

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Ed Hirst Named NASA Juno Project Manager

Ed Hirst, former mission system manager of NASA‘s Stardust comet sample return mission, has been appointed as project manager of the space agency’s Jupiter probe named Juno. NASA said Thursday Hirst succeeds Rick Nybakken, who was named deputy director for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s office of safety and mission success. Hirst previously served …

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