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Gates, Clinton Urge Senate to Ratify Nuclear Treaty

Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty strengthens the nation’s defenses and urged the Senate to ratify the pact between the United States and Russia. “This treaty reduces the strategic nuclear forces of our two …

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Army Partners with Higher Education in Maryland

The Army expanded its collaboration with higher education last week to create a formal research agreement with Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. In a May 10 ceremony at the campus, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice signed a Cooperative Research and Development …

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Next TSA Assistant Secretary: Third Time’s a Charm?

President Barack Obama is set to nominate John Pistole as the next TSA assistant secretary. This is Obama’s third nomination for this position as the first two nominees withdrew their nominations after running into confirmation issues. Pistole is currently the deputy director of the FBI and has held this position …

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DISA Executive Moves

The Defense Information Systems Agency recently had some senior leadership changes. Army Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett, the director of the DISA, announced three senior leadership moves. Paige Atkins, who serves as the director of Defense Spectrum Organization, will become the director of the Strategic Planning and Information Directorate. She …

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Generals Stress Need for Information Sharing, Allied Troops

With the increasing work as part of multinational coalitions, U.S forces are part of a cultural shift toward more information sharing and closer collaboration with allied troops, said military leaders gathered Friday for a conference on joint warfighting. Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, …

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AIT Becomes More Prevalent

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will continue to fund more airport security measures. On Friday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that 28 more advanced imaging technology systems will be added to U.S. airports. “Through the Recovery Act, we are able to continue our accelerated deployment of …

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Navy’s Chris Kelsall: Cyber Must Compete for Resources

Christopher T. Kelsall supports the Department of the Navy CIO IT Workforce Team. We had the opportunity to learn about his role specifically, some implications of the new social media policy, and some of his current priorities and challenges. ExecutiveGov: Could you explain your role in supporting the Department of Navy …

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Air Force to Fully Align with National Security Strategy

The U.S. Air Force is looking to align its work with “a new National Security Strategy, the Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review, and strategic reviews of the Nation’s space, nuclear and ballistic missile defense postures,” according to testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Appropriations. During a hearing earlier …

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