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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Monday Thomas will oversee the newly reorganized FAS and help align GSA’s acquisition strategies with President Donald Trump’s business and technology initiatives. The agency notified …

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Army Outlines FY 2017 Force Structure

The U.S. Army has outlined how it will distribute additional soldiers as part of an end strength increase mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service branch said Thursday its regular Army force will reach 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard will increase to 343,000 soldiers; and the Army Reserve will have 199,000 troops. The 2017 NDAA permits the Army …

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Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham: Army Needs Another Round of Base Closures

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army assistant chief of staff for installation management, has told lawmakers that the Army needs another round of base realignment and closure, or BRAC, to remove excess facilities and redirect maintenance funds toward other readiness efforts. Bingham told the Senate Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on military construction, veterans affairs and …

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Army Reviews Comms Systems to Update IT Procurement Strategy

The U.S. Army has begun to assess its entire communications system as part of efforts to streamline the military branch’s information technology procurement process, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the review will produce recommendations on streamlining IT acquisition and that …

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Report: Trump Picks Finance Industry Vet Richard Spencer as Navy Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Spencer, managing director of consulting firm Fall Creek Management, as secretary of the U.S. Navy, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Philip Bilden, a financier and former intelligence officer at the U.S. Army Reserve, was initially considered for the role but withdrew his nomination due to concerns that his …

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Report: DoD FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $4.8B for European Defense Efforts

The Defense Department‘s fiscal year 2018 budget request allocates approximately $4.8 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative, an increase of $1.4 billion from ERI funds in FY 2017, DoD News reported Thursday. Air Force Maj. Gen. David Allvin, director of strategy at the U.S. European Command, told reporters in a telephone briefing that the funding …

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