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Casey Wardynski Nominated Army Assistant Secretary for Manpower, Reserve Affairs

President Donald Trump has nominated Casey Wardynski, CEO of entertainment technology company FISH Technologies, as assistant secretary at the U.S. Army for manpower and reserve affairs. The White House said Monday Wardynski will succeed Debra Wada if the Senate confirms his nomination. The position entails oversight of military, civilian and contractor performance, force structure …

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Trump Signs Bill Aiming to Bolster Accountability of Security Clearance Process

President Donald Trump has signed a bill aiming to streamline and boost accountability of the government’s security clearance process. The Securely Expediting Clearances Through Reporting Transparency, or SECRET, Act requires the Office of Personnel Management‘s National Background Investigations Bureau to report on security clearance investigation backlogs, Rep. Steve Knight, R-Calif. said Wednesday. The new …

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Nuclear Weapons Council OKs NNSA’s Recommendation to Address Plutonium Requirements

The Nuclear Weapons Council has validated the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s strategy to help the country meet the Defense Department‘s plutonium requirement of 80 pits per year by 2020. NNSA recommended to repurpose the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in South Carolina to generate more plutonium pits, while fully utilizing the Los Alamos …

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DOT Names 10 Participants for UAS Integration Pilot Program

The Transportation Department has chosen 10 state, local and tribal governments to participate in a program to accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Participants will collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration and multiple companies to collect UAS data in the next two and a half years as part …

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Rear Adm. John Palmer Named DLA Land and Maritime Commander

U.S. Navy Rear. Adm. John Palmer, director of logistics, fleet supply and ordnance at the U.S. Pacific Fleet will be assigned as commander of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s land and maritime organization, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. His previous shore assignments include positions at the the Naval Supply Systems Command, Navy Personnel Command, Naval …

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