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Michael Froman Urges Congress to Renew Trade Promotion Authority

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has called on lawmakers to move forward with legislation intended to expand President President Obama’s authority to negotiate trade agreements, Politico reported Tuesday. Doug Palmer writes the push comes as the administration works to finalize a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement by the end of the year. …

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Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

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DHS Program Aims to Unify Back Office Data; Keith Trippie Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to implement a new management system in an effort to consolidate the agency’s internal operations data into one platform, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the DHS wants to unveil the Management Cube initiative in January 2014 and deploy data analysts who …

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Marine Corps Seeks Online Tool for Vet Employment Program

The U.S. Marine Corps has published a request for information on web-based technology to support a program aimed at helping military veterans and their spouses find civilian employment. That electronic application is intended to connect users to training and career resources and help them post resumes, create profiles and filter …

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Chuck Hagel: Pentagon Extends Military Cooperation With New Zealand

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman to discuss the military alliance between the two countries, the American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Nick Simeone writes Hagel and Coleman announced an expanded U.S.-New Zealand cooperation during a joint press conference Monday at the …

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