Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter Pays Visit to F-16 Intl School

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport Wednesday as part of his travel itinerary in the region, American Forces Press Service reports. According to the story by Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Rhodes, Carter met with students and exchange pilots in an international …

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AIA Members to Meet With Ashton Carter About Impact of Sequestration

Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, announced that the 18 members of the Aerospace Industries Association executive committee will meet with Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on September 18, reports Jim Wolf for Reuters. Blakey shared last Tuesday that the meeting will potentially revolve around the impact of …

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Carter, Zients Hint at Potential Sequestration Cuts to House Panel

The defense budget for fiscal year 2013 could result in cuts to weapons and vehicles procurement as well as furloughs and layoffs for civilian employees, the Pentagon’s number two official told a House panel Wednesday. According to The Hill newspaper, Ashton Carter told the House Armed Services Committee the Pentagon …

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Ashton Carter: Congress Should Leave Pentagon Budget Alone

Adding money to programs the Defense Department does not need detracts from programs it does need funding for, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, according to Defense News. Carter told attendees of an event at the American Enterprise Institute Wednesday that Congress should not tamper with the Pentagon’s proposed budget, Kate …

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Pentagon Proposes New Military Healthcare Agency to Congress

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter reported the Pentagon’s plans to integrate Military Health System operations to Congress Friday. The report includes three modifications to the current structure of the MHS. The plan includes establishing the Defense Health Agency, which Carter said will accept all TRICARE management responsibilities and assume liability for …

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Obama Nominates Kendall to Stay in Pentagon’s Top Acquisition Post

President Obama is nominating Frank Kendall to be the Pentagon’s top acquisition official, a position he is currently serving in an acting role, the White House announced Monday. Kendall became acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics after Ashton Carter was confirmed as deputy defense secretary in September. Obama …

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Michèle Flournoy Leaving Pentagon

The highest-ranking woman in the history of the Pentagon is stepping down. Michèle Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, announced she will resign and return to private life according to a statement released Monday from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “Michèle has been an invaluable advisor to me during my six …

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