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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force to Seek Funds in Supplemental Budget for Light Attack Aircraft Flight Demo

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the service branch plans to include in the fiscal 2017 supplemental budget proposal a request for additional funds to perform a flight demonstration of a light attack aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Goldfein, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for …

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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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Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano Named AFMC Air, Space, Cyberspace Operations Director

Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, commander of the Air Force Materiel Command’s 96th Test Wing, has been assigned as director of air, space and cyberspace operations at AFMC. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein announced Azzano’s new assignment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. As the 96th Test Wing head, Azzano …

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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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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs. NCCA issued the five-year accreditation to NGA’s Imagery Analysis and GEOINT Fundamentals certification programs on Jan. 31 after the agency met and complied with the commission’s standards, NGA …

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GAO: CBP Should Update Guidance on UAS, Aerostat Mission Data Collection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to implement training efforts and update its guidance on collection of mission data associated with the use of Predator B unmanned aircraft systems. CBP should work to update its processes for data collection related to aerostat asset assists and record coordination procedures …

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