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David Glawe to Be Nominated DHS Undersecretary for Intell, Analysis

President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Glawe, assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, as the next undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. Glawe is a more than 24-year law enforcement and national security veteran who previously held various positions at the FBI, Office of the Director …

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Reports: Trump’s Budget Proposal to Include 10% Defense Spending Boost

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget will increase defense-related spending by 10 percent and cut the budget of some federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Monday. A White House official said that Trump plans to boost defense spending by $54 billion and request $30 billion in supplementary military budget for fiscal 2017, Abby Phillip and Kelsey Snell wrote. …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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Andrea Thompson to Serve as Nat’l Security Adviser to Mike Pence, Deputy Asst to Trump

Andrea Thompson, a retired U.S. Army colonel and former national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee, will assume the roles of deputy assistant to the president and national security adviser to the vice president. The White House said Wednesday Thompson, who most recently worked as director of the McChrystal Group Leadership …

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CIA Nominee Mike Pompeo Cites US Security Threats at Senate Committee Hearing

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for the CIA director post, has told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he considers Russia as one of the leading threats to U.S.’ national security, USA Today reported Thursday. Tom Vanden Brook writes Pompeo said Russia’s alleged involvement in the bombing of civilians in Syria …

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NDAA Provision Requires Operational Test & Evaluation of DoD’s Joint Regional Security Stacks

A provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act requires the Defense Department to perform an operational test and evaluation procedure to ensure the Joint Regional Security Stacks system will work to protect DoD networks from cyber attacks, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law the …

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Trump Picks Virtu Financial Founder Vincent Viola as Army Secretary

Vincent Viola, founder and executive chairman of electronic trading firm Virtu Financial, will be nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to the no. 1 civilian post at the U.S. Army, the transition team said Monday. Viola led multiple high-performing teams during his time with the Army as an infantry officer and supported national security efforts …

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