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NNSA Updates Power Equipment at 2 National Security Mission Sites; Sheila Feddis Quoted

National Nuclear

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has completed projects to replace a 60-year-old diesel generator at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina and a standby power system at the Device Assembly Facility in Nevada. “These two projects that provide dependable and resilient power are integral modernization activities for NNSA to deliver its mission,” said Sheila Feddis, director of the NNSA's infrastructure operations and modernization office.

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Former NSA Cyber Adviser Teddy Nemeroff Named to National Security Council

Teddy Nemeroff

Teddy Nemeroff, formerly a senior adviser for cyber policy at the National Security Agency (NSA), has been appointed to serve on the White House's National Security Council. He will serve as the council's director for international cyber policy, a role through which he will help the U.S. government expand cyber policy outside the country.

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U.S. Russia Foundation Head Celeste Wallander Nominated to DOD International Security Affairs Post

Celeste Wallander

President Biden has nominated Celeste Wallander, president and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Foundation, to serve as assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Department of Defense (DOD). Wallander, president and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Foundation, would return to DOD and advise the defense secretary on international security strategy and policy matters if the Senate confirms her nomination. 

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NNSA to Extend National Security Site Operation, Management Contract With CNS Team

Consolidated National

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has indicated its intent to award a potential six-month contract extension to an industry team led by Bechtel for continued management and operation work at two national security facilities in Tennessee and Texas. Located in Amarillo, Texas, the Pantex Plant hosts final assembly, dismantlement and maintenance work on U.S. nuclear weapons.

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Matt Olsen Nominated to Lead DOJ’s National Security Division

Matt Olsen

The Biden administration has nominated Matt Olsen, a national security veteran and an Uber executive, to serve as assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice’s national security division. If confirmed, he would succeed John Demers in the role and oversee the division focused on cases related to counterintelligence, terrorism, election security, export controls violations and cybersecurity.

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Space-Based Capabilities Critical to U.S. National Security, DOD Officials Say

John Hill

John Hill, principal director for space policy at the Department of Defense (DOD), told the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that the U.S. needs bolstered space-based technologies to compete with foreign adversaries. Hill said U.S. national security requires these technologies as adversaries Russia and China continue to invest in counter-space systems.

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Federal Agencies Launch Efforts to Address National Security, Public Safety Risks of Drones

Drones

Federal agencies are initiating measures to address the potential risk posed by unmanned aircraft systems to national security and public safety amid an increasing number of drones flying near airports and other critical infrastructure. “Remote identification will help law enforcement determine if a drone poses an actual threat that needs to be mitigated,” a spokeswoman for FAA said in a statement.

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FBI’s Jill Sanborn Joins National Security Branch as Executive Assistant Director

Jill Sanborn

Jill Sanborn, formerly assistant director of the FBI's counterterrorism division, has been appointed to serve as the National Security Branch's executive assistant director. She will oversee the FBI's efforts to protect the country's national security and interests through her new role. Sanborn joined the FBI in 1998 as a special agent focused on bank fraud and computer intrusion investigations.

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CRS Issues Report on 5G Tech’s National Security Implications

DOD 5G Network

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report outlining some of the national security implications of 5G-enabled mobile technologies. CRS said in the April 23rd report that Congress may consider policies for national security, spectrum management, and military operations as 5G platforms are developed and fielded. 

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ODNI Issues Report on Use of National Security Surveillance Authorities; Ben Huebner Quoted

Ben Huebner

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has issued its annual statistical transparency report on the U.S. intelligence community’s use of national security surveillance authorities. The report offers information on the federal government’s use of National Security Letters and authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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