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GAO Asks SEC to Improve Cross-Divisional Collaboration, Develop Training for Hiring Specialist

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Securities and Exchange Commission authorize the SEC’s chief operating officer to reform cross-divisional collaboration and establish training for hiring specialist. GAO said Thursday the SEC’s divisions lack communication and collaboration and the agency still operates in silos. Other challenges auditors identified for the SEC include mechanisms to monitor …

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Trump Eyes Public-Private Option for Veteran Care

President-elect Donald Trump wants to tap private-sector physicians to provide medical care to veterans through a public-private partnership, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes the public-private option is part of Trump’s plan to revamp veteran healthcare before he selects the next secretary of veterans affairs. Trump discussed future …

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Karen Guice: Military Health System on New Trajectory

Karen Guice, outgoing acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, believes the past five years have set a new trajectory for the Military Health System, DoD News reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes Guice weighed in on the state of MHS during her five-and-a-half-year tenure at the Defense Department as she prepares …

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FAA Previews Flight Risk Assessment Tool Application’s Release

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to release its own flight risk assessment tool application in the future as part of a broader campaign to educate the general aviation community on flight safety practices. The FAA said Tuesday its FRAT works to assess risk factors such as type of operation, environment, aircraft, …

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US Navy Outlines Role in Defense Reform History

The Naval History and Heritage Command has outlined the U.S. Navy’s roles in defense reform and changes in a summary published on NHHC’s website. NHHC historians Justin Eldridge, Ryan Peeks and Greg Bereiter wrote the 20-page paper and its accompanying 60-page chronology to provide insight into the impact of defense …

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GAO Recommends Additional Actions for Resource Mgmt in Select Agencies

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Employment and Training Administration, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers and Environmental Protection Agency to take additional steps to maintain their ability to fulfill mission goals. GAO said Dec. 20 that the three agencies managed to handle their declining resources through workforce restructuring …

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Chinese Aircraft Carrier to Conduct Exercise in Western Pacific Ocean

China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning is set to conduct routine exercises in the Western Pacific Ocean along with its accompanying fleet amid territorial disputes in the region, Reuters reported Sunday. Ben Blanchard writes China’s operation of the Liaoning carrier marks the first step in the country’s effort to deploy carriers …

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