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CNAS Report Recommends Energy Security Strategy for Next US President

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The Center for a New American Security has published a new report that includes energy policy recommendations for the next U.S. president. CNAS said Monday its “Increasing Prosperity, Resource Stewardship, and National Security: An Energy Policy Strategy for the Next President” report is part of the organization’s Papers for the Next President Series. …

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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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White House Announces 29 New Digital Tools Under Opportunity Project

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The White House has unveiled 29 new digital tools from nonprofit organizations, companies and students that support national priorities as part of President Barack Obama’s Opportunity Project. The tools use federal and local data to address challenges identified by the departments of Labor, Transportation, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and the Office of the Surgeon General, the …

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White House Announces Climate Resilience Initiatives of VA, USDA, DOE, HUD


The White House has unveiled new initiatives of the departments of Agriculture, Energy, Veteran Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development that aim to support climate resilience and water and energy efficiency. Christine Harada of the Council on Environmental Quality and Ali Zaidi from the Office of Management and Budget wrote in a blog post published …

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Report: DoD to Request OCO Budget for Afghanistan Troop Retention in November

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The administration will submit an overseas contingency operations supplemental budget request to Congress after the Nov. 8 elections to support 8,400 U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan, Defense Insider said Tuesday. The budget request is estimated to be between $3 billion and $6 billion, Tony Bertuca writes. The report said the Office of Management and Budget has …

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White House Directs Pentagon Away From Discussion of US-China ‘Competition’


The White House has issued a directive that forbids the Defense Department to discuss the U.S. military’s interaction with China using “great power competition” and other potentially inflammatory phrases, Navy Times reported Monday. David Larter writes the new directive from the National Security Council requires Pentagon officials to find less provocative descriptions when …

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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness


The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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