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Obama to Appoint Meghan Flanz as VA Human Resources & Administration Asst Secretary

Meghan Flanz

President Barack Obama intends to appoint Meghan Flanz, former deputy general counsel for legal operations and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as VA assistant secretary for human resources and administration. The White House named Flanz among other individuals to key administration posts in a release published Friday. Flanz currently serves as …

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Presidential Memo Bolstered Diversity in National Security Workforce


President Barack Obama has called for greater diversity in the national security workforce which includes the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Obama said in a presidential memorandum published Wednesday that the national security workforce is less diverse than the rest of the …

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Obama Urges Congress to Move Forward With Zika Budget Request in Two Weeks


President Barack Obama has said Congress needs to allocate funds for Zika prevention efforts within the next two weeks to support the development of vaccines and mosquito abatement tools and aid state emergency response efforts. Obama said Friday Congress should not adjourn until it moves forward with the $1.9 billion budget request which will fund vaccine …

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US Forces Japan Commander John Dolan Nominated as Joint Staff Operations Director


President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. John Dolan, commander of U.S. Forces Japan and Pacific Air Forces’ Fifth Air Force, as operations director (J-3) for the Joint Staff. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced his nomination in a DoD notice posted Friday. Dolan will support the Joint Staff chairman, provide advice …

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Obama to Nominate Peggy Gustafson as Commerce Dept Inspector General


President Barack Obama intends to nominate current Small Business Administration Inspector General Peggy Gustafson to a similar position at the Commerce Department, the White House announced Thursday. Gustafson, who has held her current role since 2009, previously served as general counsel to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and advised the senator on government issues …

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