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Michele Flournoy: US Cyber Adversaries Would Play Offense Too

The U.S.’ adversaries in cyberspace would respond to attacks from the U.S. with offensive actions of their own, former Defense Undersecretary Michele Flournoy said Wednesday. AOL Defense reports she also said the country is not prepared to defend against cyber attacks. According to the story by Otto Kreisher, she supported …

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Pentagon Top Lawyer Jeh Johnson to Step Down

Jeh Johnson, general counsel at the Defense Department since 2009, is stepping down from his post at the end of the year to return to private practice, the Washington Post reports. Emily Heil writes Johnson is expected to return to Paul, Weiss Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, a law firm where …

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Profile: AF Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello, Deputy Asst Contracting Secretary

Air Force Maj. Gen. Wendy Masiello serves as the branch’s deputy assistant secretary for contracting, where she is responsible for the branch’s acquisition of weapon systems, logistics, operational and contingency support. Prior to this position, the 32-year veteran served as program executive officer for combat and mission support. Between July …

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Col. Andrew Toth: AF Pilots Giving F-35 Positive Feedback

U.S. Air Force pilots and maintainers stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida are giving good feedback on the stability and performance of the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jet, Flightglobal reports. Col. Andrew Toth, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, told the website pilots are reporting few issues with …

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Northcom Aids DoD, FEMA During Hurricane Sandy Operations

The U.S. Northern Command is working with the Defense Department to conduct emergency response operations due to Hurricane Sandy. Dod announced that Northcom is coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in regions 1, 2 and 3 and sending further support from regions 4, 7, and 9. Northcocm identified and …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, CBP OTIA Asst Commissioner

Mark Borkowski is assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s office of technology innovation and acquisition, overseeing the agency’s initiatives to align technology with missions. He is also responsible for acquisition and program management within the organization. As CBP’s component acquisition executive, he evaluates whether acquisitions support a …

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