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DoD CISO Essye Miller Named Department’s Acting CIO

Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer at the Defense Department, has assumed the position of DoD CIO on an acting basis and will continue to serve in her current role, FCW reported Friday. She succeeds John Zangardi, who has been appointed by President Donald Trump …

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Ellen Lord: NDAAs Help Pentagon Accelerate Procurement, Modernization Efforts

Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord has said defense policy bills enacted over the past two fiscal years have helped DoD to cut through the “red tape” that affected its acquisition and modernization efforts. The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday she told Senate Armed Services Committee members that NDAAs have “provided the direction and …

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James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday. Geurts said in a statement that he looks forward to collaborating with civilian, military, industry and academic …

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Air Force Picks Tyndall AF Base as MQ-9 Reaper Wing Location

The U.S. Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida as its preferred location to house a new military wing along with 24 units of the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper remotely controlled aircraft. Tyndall’s MQ-9 Reaper Wing will comprise an operations group that will have mission control elements and launch-and-recovery platforms, as well …

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John Vonglis to Be Nominated DOE CFO

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate John Vonglis, a senior adviser at private equity firm Cross Range Capital, to serve as Energy Department chief financial officer. From 2002 to 2009, Vonglis worked at the Defense Department in roles such as director of management initiatives and principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for financial …

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Air Force Leaders Call for Fiscal 2018 Budget Stability

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have said the military branch needs a stable budget to conduct national security efforts. Wilson told reporters during the State of the Air Force Address held Tuesday at the Pentagon the branch seeks to restore readiness and modernize forces …

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