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Senate Panel Approves Eric Fanning’s Army Secretary Nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination Eric Fanning to become the next secretary of the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the Senate panel took a voice vote that advances Fanning’s nomination to the full chamber. Fanning was named U.S. Air Force undersecretary in April 2013 …

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Darlene Costello Named Principal Deputy Asst Sec for Acquisition, Logistics at USAF

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has appointed Defense Department veteran Darlene Costello to serve as principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the military branch. Costello succeeds Richard Lombardi, who has been reassigned to a non-acquisition role within the Air Force, the service announced Thursday. She has served as principal deputy assistant secretary for …

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Frank Kendall: International Clients Still Look to U.S. Defense Industry

The U.S. defense industry and Defense Department are shifting their focus toward pursuing business with international customers amid declining budgets and weak domestic demand, Defense News reported Saturday. Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics, said global clients remain dependent on the U.S. to produce defense products for …

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Eric Fanning: Air Force Workforce Reduction “Inevitable”

Eric Fanning, acting secretary of the Air Force, has said the branch must reduce the size of its workforce despite sequester relief in order to protect investments, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. Amaani Lyle writes Fanning told a press conference Friday that additional funding under the two-year deal …

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