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Robert Behler to be Nominated DoD Operational Test & Evaluation Director

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Robert Behler, chief operating officer and deputy director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, as director of operational test and evaluation at the Defense Department. Behler has led SEI’s software engineering and security initiatives that aimed to help address national cyber challenges, the …

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Lucian Niemeyer: DoD Supports Draft Senate Bill to Authorize New BRAC Round

Lucian Niemeyer, newly appointed assistant defense secretary for installations, has said the Defense Department backs a Senate bill that would push for a new round of base realignment and closures, Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), SASC ranking member, …

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Proposed Bill Would Provide Nearly $8B for Hurricane Harvey Response & Recovery

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would authorize $7.9 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Harvey response and recovery operations. The proposed legislation includes $7.4 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s Disaster Relief Fund and provides the full amount requested …

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North Carolina National Guard Conducts New Equipment Training on Textron-Built UAS Platform

The North Carolina National Guard has conducted new equipment training activities near Fort Bragg for six weeks to evaluate the latest model of the Textron-built RQ-7BV2 Shadow tactical unmanned aerial system. The U.S. Army said Friday that the latest model features several upgrades which help meet NATO regulations on interoperability and …

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