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James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate has confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as FBI director, Reuters reported Monday. Thomas Ferraro writes Comey won a 93-1 vote on his appointment, replacing Robert Mueller as the bureau’s lead since 2001. The Senate cast its vote after Sen. Rand Paul withdrew his opposition to …

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Profile: GSA CIO Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman serves as chief information officer at the General Services Administration, where she manages the agency’s $600 million information technology budget and works to align objectives and priorities. GSA credits Coleman with helping lead the agency to become the first to move its email and collaboration platform into a …

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Senator Richard Dublin Endorses F-35 Program

Richard Dublin, chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee, expressed his support for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighters during a Wednesday hearing, the Lexington Institute reported Thursday. Loren Thompson writes Durbin gave the endorsement following testimonies from Defense Department acquisition lead Frank Kendall and Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive …

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ExecutiveGov Covers F-35 Procurement and Delivery

The F-35 joint strike fighter had its first flight in 2006, and in the ensuing seven years, the Defense Department has worked with a number of government contracting firms to meet delivery obligations to the service branches and international customers. The task of building the next generation fighter has been …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Could Order F-35 Production Rate Increase

The Defense Department’s lead acquisition official believes the agency could increase the Lockheed Martin F-35 aircraft production rates starting in fiscal year 2015, Flightglobal reported Friday. Dave Majumdar writes such a plan would have the Pentagon purchase 42 aircraft in 2015, 62 in 2016, 76 in 2017 and 100 in …

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Pentagon Awarded $19B in April Contracts, Study Says

The Defense Department awarded 200 total contracts during the month of April, valued at more than $19 billion total, according to a Military.com analysis. DoD Buzz reports the month’s largest award went to seven companies, who will take in up to $6.9 billion combined over six years to supply the …

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