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Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Assigned to MDA as Aegis BMD Program Director

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. Tom Druggan, commander of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, has been appointed director of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System program at the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Department said Monday. Druggan has supervised more than 17,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support personnel across eight NSWC divisions …

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Pamela Powers Appointed Senior Adviser to DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness

Pamela Powers, a more than 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran, has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and assigned as senior adviser to the undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department. The retired Air Force colonel previously served as mobilization assistant to the the service branch’s assistant secretary …

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Jason Matheny Outlines IARPA’s 2018 Biosecurity Initiatives

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity plans to launch new research programs in 2018 to mitigate threats associated with biological weapons, FCW reported Friday. IARPA Director Jason Matheny told FCW in an interview that advances in biotechnology present growth opportunities for medicine, agriculture, energy and materials, but could also lead to the creation of …

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