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Reuters: Obama Administration Offered $115B Military Equipment, Training to Saudi

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The U.S. government has offered approximately $115 billion in weapons, military equipment and training to Saudi Arabia since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Yara Bayoumy writes a report by William Hartung of the Center for International Policy stated that 42 separate deals contained the offers which include small arms and ammunition, …

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Profile: Carolyn Clancy, VHA Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Health, Quality, Safety and Value

Carol Clancy

Carolyn Clancy leads the strategic direction of the Veterans Health Administration as assistant deputy undersecretary for health, quality, safety and value. She has previously held roles including the agency’s interim undersecretary for health where she managed the nation’s largest integrated health care system as well as the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality‘s director …

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Air Force Eyes International Satellite Support in Weather Data Strategy

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The U.S. Air Force plans to utilize satellite data from international partners as part of a weather data strategy the service branch has submitted to Congress, Space News reported Monday. Mike Gruss writes the Defense Department will use data from satellites operated by South Korea, India and Europe’s Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization through a seven-year period under the Air Force …

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Adm. John Richardson: Navy Should Pursue Fleet Prototyping, Experimentation

John Richardson

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the U.S. Navy should advance rapid prototyping and experimentation efforts in its fleet of ships in an effort to immediately address risks amid budget concerns and complex security environment, USNI News reported Thursday. Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein write Richardson told USNI News in …

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RAND: VA Generally Offers Comparable Healthcare Quality to Non-VA Systems

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A study by California-based nonprofit research organization RAND has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ healthcare system generally delivered care that was “better or equal” in quality compared to non-VA systems. RAND said Monday the study analyzed 10 years’ worth of research and medical literature on the VA health system and noted that there …

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