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OPM Issues Hiring Preference Guide for Senior-Level National Security Posts

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New guidance from the Office of Personnel Management recommends that federal agencies give “strong” preference to top-level national security job candidates who have performed interagency rotational services. In the guidance published Wednesday, acting OPM Director Beth Cobert instructed leaders of agencies to ensure that individuals who have completed the National Security Professional Development Interagency Personnel Rotations …

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James Clapper: Intell Key for National Security Decision Makers

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Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said intelligence agencies gather data they believe can help the U.S. and its allies reach a shared understanding of various national security risks. In his written remarks Thursday at the GEOINT Symposium, Clapper explained that intelligence gathering can provide insights to help national leaders better understand the risks involved and reduce uncertainty …

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Army Vice Chief Daniel Allyn: Budget Control Act Repeal Needed to Address ‘Readiness, Modernization Shortfalls’

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U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has called for the repeal of legislation that would restore sequestration in fiscal year 2018 as the service branch seeks to address readiness and modernization requirements. “The programmed BCA levels of funding in the years ahead impede predictable planning and sustained program …

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Arati Prabhakar Describes Microphysiological Systems, CommEX Programs at DARPA Demo Day

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s technology projects during a demonstration event held Wednesday at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday. Prabhakar appeared with Stephen Welby, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering and Defense Department chief technology officer, and program managers at …

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Frank Kendall: Future of Military Innovation Depends on DoD Budget

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Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has said the fiscal 2017 DoD budget proposal supports the department’s efforts to help the U.S. maintain a long-term advantage in military technology, DoD News reported Wednesday. He told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee Wednesday that DoD requested a $3 billion increase in research and …

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Amy Hess: FBI Relies on Judicial Authorization Principle to Access Encrypted Electronic Data

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Amy Hess, executive assistant director of the FBI‘s science and technology branch, has said the FBI needs access to electronic information to aid in its investigations amid technological changes and evolving national security and criminal threats. Hess made the remarks in testimony delivered Tuesday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight …

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DOJ: Engineer, Chinese Energy Firm Charged with Nuclear Tech Conspiracy

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A U.S. nuclear engineer and a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to facilitate nuclear material development and production efforts outside the U.S. without a permit from the Energy Department. The Justice Department said Thursday the two-count indictment unveiled Thursday at a district court in Tennessee …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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