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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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John Gibson Confirmed as Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

The Senate voted 91-7 Tuesday to confirm John Gibson, former president and CEO at XCOR Aerospace, as the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, Military Times reported Tuesday. Gibson previously held the roles of DoD deputy undersecretary for management reform and  U.S. Air Force assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller. …

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Navy Names 5th Expeditionary Sea Base Ship Under Construction by General Dynamics NASSCO

The U.S. Navy has named its latest Expeditionary Sea Base ship under contract with General Dynamics‘ shipbuilding business as USNS Miguel Keith. Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer said the vessel designated T-ESB 5 is named after the late U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Medal of Honor awardee Miguel Keith, the Navy said Saturday. …

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