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DoD’s Marcel Lettre Calls for Integration Among Intell Agencies, Innovation With Industry

Defense intelligence undersecretary Marcel Lettre has called for intelligence agencies to increase their collaborations with goals that include increased agility and integration, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Lettre told agency and industry professionals at a Intelligence and National Security Alliance banquet that he also urges the next administration to standardize the Intelligence Community …

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Lawmakers Want DoD Innovation Hub Report Prior to Full Funding Release

The House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities panel wants the Defense Department to submit a series of reports on its new innovation center before releasing the hub’s full funding, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the House subcommittee released its portion of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, …

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Former SEC Senior Counsel Michael Missal Confirmed as Veterans Affairs IG

The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of former Securities and Exchange Commission Senior Counsel Michael Missal as the new inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Jordain Carney writes the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee first approved Missal for the IG post in January to replace Richard Griffin, who held the …

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Commerce Dept Adds 11 New Members to Supply Chain Advisory Committee

The Commerce Department has appointed 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness that advises the Transportation Department, other U.S. agencies and the commerce secretary on supply chain issues. ACSCC increased its total members to 45 senior-level private sector representatives and supply chain experts of multiple industries that provided the President Barack Obama’s administration …

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Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel Nominated to Lead National Guard Bureau

Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel, vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the bureau in Washington. Obama also endorsed the 35-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of general, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in a Defense Department news release published Tuesday. Lengyel previously …

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NY Times: White House Starts IT Infrastructure Updates

The White House has started to update its information technology systems following the appointment of former Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon as director of White House IT in 2015, the New York Times reported Sunday. Michael D. Shear writes President Barack Obama’s development efforts on the U.S. Digital Service incited Anita Decker Breckenridge, …

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