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Army Gets Approval to Form Installation Readiness Board

Ryan McCarthy, acting U.S. Army secretary, has approved the formation of an installation readiness board of directors that will assess preparedness and funding management efforts at the military branch’s facilities. The Army said Wednesday its vice chief of staff or assistants secretaries for installations, energy and environment and manpower and reserve affairs will chair …

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USAF Sec. Heather Wilson’s POC Event Keynote Pushes for More Resources to Elevate Space Domain

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has emphasized during her keynote speech at a forum hosted by Executive Mosaic‘s Potomac Officers Club that the U.S. needs to establish readiness for potential conflict in the space domain. The service branch said Wednesday Wilson called for increased resources and flexibility in procurement in order to …

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Report: DSCA Chief Charles Hooper Mulls Establishment of ‘Security Cooperation University’

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, wants DSCA to establish a security cooperation university as part of efforts to accelerate the foreign military sales process, Defense News reported Wednesday. Hooper said at an Association of the U.S. Army event held Oct. 10 he envisions that …

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OMB Sets 2018 Deadline for Annual FISMA Reports

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal civilian agencies to submit their annual Federal Information Security Modernization Act reports to OMB and the Department of Homeland Security by March 1, 2018, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Agencies should also file their FISMA reports with the Government …

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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DoD Names McKinsey’s Eric Chewning as Deputy Assistant Sec for Industrial Policy

Defense Department Secretary Jim Mattis has selected McKinsey & Co. Partner Eric Chewning as a Senior Executive Service appointee and a deputy assistant secretary at DoD. The department said Tuesday Chewning will specifically oversee manufacturing and industrial base policy as a deputy assistant secretary of defense. Chewning most recently worked with …

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David Trachtenberg Confirmed as DoD Policy Deputy Undersecretary

The Senate voted 79-19 Tuesday to confirm David Trachtenberg, former president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, as the Defense Department‘s principal deputy undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Tuesday. He will also serve as undersecretary of defense for policy on an acting basis as DoD awaits a decision on former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood’s …

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Report: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Asks DoD Over Cyber Risks Linked to Foreign Govt Source Code Reviews

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) has asked the Defense Department to provide information on how it handles security risks associated with DoD’s software platforms that have undergone foreign government reviews, Reuters reported Wednesday. Shaheen’s Tuesday letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis came weeks after the news agency reported earlier this …

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