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John Vonglis to Be Nominated DOE CFO

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate John Vonglis, a senior adviser at private equity firm Cross Range Capital, to serve as Energy Department chief financial officer. From 2002 to 2009, Vonglis worked at the Defense Department in roles such as director of management initiatives and principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for financial …

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Cybercom Holds Inaugural Industry Day to Discuss Acquisition Priorities

The U.S. Cyber Command held its first industry day on Oct. 27 at a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in Virginia to discuss with private sector stakeholders Cybercom’s acquisition priorities, the Defense Department reported Wednesday. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, Cybercom chief, said in a video message that the command and industry should work …

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Report: Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill Contains ‘Amazon Amendment’

The fiscal 2018 defense spending bill introduced by a joint House-Senate conference committee includes an amendment that would potentially shift approximately $53 billion in annual purchases of commercial products by the Defense Department to e-commerce portals, Nextgov reported Monday. The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, also known as the Amazon amendment, in …

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Compromise Defense Budget Bill Would Authorize 13 Navy Ships in 2018

A compromise version of the 2018 defense policy bill would allow the U.S. Navy to acquire 13 ships — higher than the Trump administration’s request for eight vessels, Defense News reported Wednesday. Earlier this week, a joint House-Senate conference committee agreed on a compromise National Defense Authorization Act that includes $692 billion in …

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Report: Fiscal 2018 Defense Bill Includes Natl Security Space Mgmt Reform

A final version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act unveiled by a congressional conference committee Wednesday seeks to reform the U.S. military’s current management system for the national security space enterprise, Space News reported Thursday. The $692 billion NDAA would require transfer of space-related organizational, training and equipping powers to the Air Force …

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Ellen Lord: Foreign Military Sales Program Essential to DoD’s Intl Partnerships

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition,technology and logistics, has said the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program serves as a means for DoD to help build capacities and capabilities of U.S. partner nations, Reuters reported Thursday. “It’s a real tool for us in terms of international relations,” Lord told reporters. The former Textron …

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