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Joseph Gordon Named Director of USAF’s Expanded Technology Transfer Program

Joseph Gordon, former division chief of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Management Division, has been appointed to lead the branch's technology transfer program as director. In his new position, Gordon will work to expand the program's scope to include technology transition, in addition to transfer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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DIA Chief of Staff Suzanne White Named Deputy Director

Suzanne White, chief of staff at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed as the agency's deputy director, effective Oct. 15. In her new role, she will serve as the DIA's second-highest official, succeeding Melissa Drisko, who is retiring from the agency after 37 years of service with the federal government, DIA said Wednesday.

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Former STRATCOM Executive Nina Armango Appointed as USAF Space Programs Director

Maj. Gen. Nina Armango, former director of plans and policy at U.S. Strategic Command, has been appointed to serve as director of space programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. She performs her new duties at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Defense Department said Friday.

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Physicist Charles Verdon Appointed Deputy Administrator for DOE NNSA Office of Defense Programs

Charles Verdon, former principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been sworn in as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Department of Energy‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. In his new role, he will lead the security agency's efforts to deter modern nuclear threats facing the country and manage nuclear stockpiles in collaboration with the Defense Department, the DOE said Tuesday.

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VA Appoints IT Vet Paul Tibbits as Electronic Health Record Program Executive Director

Paul Tibbits, former program executive officer for financial management business transformation at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been promoted to executive director for the VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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Rita Baranwal to be Nominated DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rita Baranwal, director of the Energy Department's Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear initiative, as assistant secretary for nuclear energy. Baranwal previously led research and development of nuclear fuel components for naval reactors at Bechtel Bettis, the White House said Wednesday.

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