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Mike Pompeo Sworn in as Secretary of State

The Senate has approved the nomination of Mike Pompeo, former CIA director, to succeed Rex Tillerson as secretary of state through a 57-42 vote, the New York Times reported Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito swore in Pompeo shortly after the upper chamber gave its final confirmation. The report said Pompeo …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator

The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Bridenstine will replace Robert Lightfoot, who has been leading NASA as acting chief since January 2017 and is set to retire by the end of April after a nearly three-decade career …

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Owen West Confirmed as DoD Special Ops Head

The Senate voted 74-23 Monday to approve Owen West, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Goldman Sachs partner, as assistant defense secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict, Defense News reported Tuesday. West was nominated by President Donald Trump in June and recommended by the Senate Armed Services Committee for the …

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House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz to Support Beth Cobert’s OPM Director Nomination

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has received support from House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to serve as director of OPM on a permanent basis. Chaffetz urged the Senate to confirm Cobert, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016, as OPM chief through a March 3 letter to Senate …

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Senate Approves Lisa Disbrow as Air Force Undersecretary

Lisa Disbrow, formerly comptroller and assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for financial management, has received Senate confirmation as the service branch’s new undersecretary, the Air Force reported Tuesday. Disbrow will also co-chair the Air Force Council and will be in charge of the Air Force’s $120 billion annual …

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Senate Approves Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council, has received Senate confirmation as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the New York Times reported Monday. Ron Nixon writes the Senate voted 79 to 7 to confirm Smith as a successor to Rajiv Shah, who resigned from …

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