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Reports: White House Cyber Leader Rob Joyce to Rejoin NSA

Rob Joyce, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, will step down from his position to rejoin the National Security Agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a media roundtable during the RSA Conference that National Security Adviser John Bolton would appoint Joyce’s successor. The Washington Post reported Joyce joined …

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David Bowdich Named FBI Deputy Director, Paul Abbate to Serve as Associate Deputy Director

David Bowdich, formerly associate deputy director of the FBI, has succeeded Andrew McCabe as the bureau’s no. 2 official. FBI said Friday Bowdich has managed its personnel, budget, infrastructure and inspection and insider threat programs over the past two years. He previously served as assistant director for the Los Angeles Field Office and before …

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James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford: 2-year budget deal can help DoD implement national defense strategy

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have told House Armed Services Committee members that the two-year budget agreement passed by Congress supports National Defense Strategy implementation efforts, DoD News reported Thursday. Both officials also testified on a fiscal 2019 defense budget request during …

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MDA seeks to update sensors for hypersonic threat defense

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director at the Missile Defense Agency, has said at a congressional hearing that modernizing sensors can help MDA counter emerging missile threats, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. “The hypersonic threat is real and it’s coming,” he told members of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Wednesday. “Plus …

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Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy nominated to lead Northcom, NORAD

President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy to be commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Defense Department said TuesdayO’Shaughnessy currently leads the Pacific Air Forces and serves as air component commander at the U.S. Pacific Command and executive director of the Pacific Air …

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