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Josh Salmanson Joins ECS; George Wilson Quoted

ECS announced on Thursday that Josh Salmanson will join the company as the chief architect and vice president of the Business Development and Operations division. He will support ECS’ trajectory of leading, innovating, and transforming technology solutions for public sector and commercial customers. 

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Report: Pete Hoekstra Emerges as Top Contender for Director of National Intelligence

Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, has emerged as the top candidate for the director of national intelligence position, The Hill reported Sunday. President Trump commended Hoekstra’s work in the Netherlands and his plans to collaborate with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and other panel members to find a successor to the retiring DNI and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Dan Coats. 

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Report: Lt. Gen. James Dickinson Nominated for Space Command Deputy Post

Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, head of Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command, has been nominated to serve as deputy commander of U.S. Space Command, Defense News reported Tuesday. Dickinson, who also serves as commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, will serve as deputy to Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond if confirmed. 

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Senate Confirms Thomas McCaffery as DOD Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs

The Senate has approved by voice vote the nomination of Thomas McCaffery as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, Military.com reported Monday. McCaffery, who has been performing the responsibilities of primary adviser to the secretary of defense on health care on an acting basis, is expected to take on the permanent role later this month.

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Vice Adm. Michael Gilday Senate-Confirmed as Chief of Naval Operations

The Senate has voted to promote Vice Adm. Michael Gilday to admiral and confirm his position as chief of naval operations, Military.com reported Thursday. Gilday, the current director of the Joint Staff, received Senate confirmation for the U.S. Navy role after the Senate Armed Services Committee’s vote of approval

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Chris Campione Appointed New Energy Department CIO

The Department of Energy has appointed Chris Campione as its new chief information officer, replacing Max Everett, who held the position for two years, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

Campione was named principal deputy CIO at DOE earlier this month after spending 10 years at information technology services company Planet Technologies, most recently as vice president within its federal division. 

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