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Matthew Olsen

Matthew Olsen: Al-Qaida’s Network ‘Less Centralized’

Matthew Olsen Matthew Olsen, director of National Counterterrorism Center, has testified on the homeland security threat picture and how the NCTC responds to it before the House ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Budget Cuts Threaten Army’s Global Security Missions

Gen. Ray Odierno Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff at the U.S. Army, predicts the service would reach a “breaking point” if sequester-level cuts return in fiscal 2016, DoD ...
James Clapper

James Clapper, ODNI Unveil 4-Year National Intelligence Strategy

James Clapper The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released a draft of its latest strategy that seeks to set the intelligence community’s priorities and ...
Rear Adm. Paul Becker

Paul Becker: U.S. Should Build on Understanding China’s ‘Grand Strategy’

Rear Adm. Paul Becker Rear Adm. Paul Becker, director for intelligence on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the U.S. must increase its understanding of China’s strategy, Breaking ...
Philip Breedlove

Gen. Philip Breedlove: Pentagon Reconsiders Drawdown of U.S. Armed Forces in Europe

Philip Breedlove The U.S. Defense Department is re-examining a decision to reduce the size of U.S. military troops based in Europe amid the continued Russia-Ukraine conflict, DoD News ...
Gen. Ray Odierno

Gen. Ray Odierno: Congress Should Rethink Defense Spending Cuts

Gen. Ray Odierno The U.S. Army’s top uniformed officer believes Congress needs to think twice about implementing deeper cuts to defense budget in the face of global security threats, ...
acquisition policy

Darlene Costello Appointed Principal Deputy Asst. Defense Secretary for Acquisition

Darlene Costello, an acquisition official within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed as principal deputy assistant ...
Pentagon

David Hassell Appointed Deputy Asst Secretary for Chemical, Biological Defense

Dr. David C. Hassell has joined the Senior Executive Service and will serve as the Pentagon’s deputy assistant secretary for chemical and biological defense, Defense Secretary ...
CapitolDome

House Could Vote Tuesday on Stopgap Spending, Syrian Rebels Training Authorization Bills

House members are set to decide on two bills that would prevent sequestration cuts until Dec. 11 and grant President Barack Obama additional authorities to combat the Islamic State, ...
Gen. Mark Welsh

Gen. Mark Welsh: Infrastructure Investments Crucial for Air Force’s Training, Readiness Activities

Gen. Mark Welsh Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh has said the branch needs more funding to fully invest in technology, human capital and training infrastructure, Defense News ...