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Gen. Joseph Dunford: DoD’s Counter-Threat Strategies to Support Joint Force Readiness

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said that strategies against international threats such as violent extremism can help the Defense Department prepare the joint force, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford discussed the currents threats from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, dubbed as “four-plus-one threats,” during …

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CBO: Bill to Discontinue Printed Federal Register Notices Would Save GPO $1M Annually

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would bar the Government Publishing Office from producing free printed Federal Register copies could save GPO as much as $1 million per year. According to a CBO report published Wednesday, the House’s Federal Register Printing Savings Act would not impact direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of four consecutive …

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Air Mobility Command Deploys Helicopters to Support Operation Atlantic Resolve

The U.S. Air Force‘s Air Mobility Command has transported AH-64 Apache helicopters to Ramstein Air Base in Germany as part of a U.S.-led effort to help NATO allies maintain peace and stability in the Atlantic region. The U.S. European Command said Wednesday that C-5 Galaxy aircraft delivered AH-64  units to Ramstein AB and will also deliver UH-60 …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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Air Force Tests Lockheed-Built F-35A Capacity Against Aggressor Aircraft & Simulated Threats

The U.S. Air Force has conducted an exercise that tested a Lockheed Martin-built fighter aircraft’s capacity against advanced aggressor aircraft and simulated threats at the Hill Air Force Base in Utah. According to a report published Monday, the service branch’s airmen utilized 13 F-35A aircraft during the Red Flag exercise …

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GAO Recommends DHS to Build on Mgmt Function Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security to continue efforts to strengthen and integrate management functions through the identification and allocation of resources in areas such as staffing for acquisition and information technology positions. According to a report published Thursday, DHS has met 13 out of 30 outcomes …

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Army Cyber Mission Force to Utilize Virtual Effects in Fight Against Militant Groups

The U.S. Army‘s future cyber mission force teams will use virtual effects in offensive and defensive strategies as part of operations against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and Syria. The service branch said Wednesday its cyber teams aim to protect the Defense Department‘s information network and other national interests from security breaches as well as offer …

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FIU Law School Dean R. Alexander Acosta to Be Nominated Labor Secretary

R. Alexander Acosta, dean of the Florida International University’s law school, will be  nominated by President Donald Trump as head of the Labor Department. Acosta previously held various Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed positions in the government such as a member of the National Labor Relations Board, the White House said Thursday. He also served …

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Rep. Mick Mulvaney Gets Senate Approval to Head OMB

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) as director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes Mulvaney will administer the federal budget process, lead agency performance evaluations and implement strategies and policies for the acquisition of goods and services in the government. The …

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