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Senate Sends $619B Fiscal 2017 NDAA to White House

The Senate sent the proposed $618.7 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 to the White House with a 92-7 vote days after the House passed the measure, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a $3.2 billion rise in military spending, provisions that …

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White House Releases Report on Legal Frameworks for US Military’s Use of Force

The White House has issued a document that describes legal and policy frameworks which guide the U.S. military’s use of force and related national security measures such as detention, transfer and interrogation. National security departments and agencies prepared the report in accordance with a presidential memorandum that also directs the National Security Council to review …

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Obama Nominates DOJ’s Robert Storch as NSA Inspector General

President Barack Obama has nominated Robert Storch, current Justice Department deputy inspector general, to serve in the IG role at the National Security Agency, the White House said Tuesday. Storch will work to oversee NSA activities in the area of privacy in that role, FCW News reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes in a blog post that …

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Washington Post: Obama Administration to Expand Joint Special Ops Command Capacity

The Obama administration will grant the Joint Special Operations Command with expanded power to plan, track and launch potential attacks on terrorist organizations worldwide, The Washington Post reported Friday. Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Dan Lamothe write the White House plans to transform JSOC into a new multiagency intelligence and action force that will be called the …

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OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments

The Office of Personnel Management has implemented a governmentwide suspension on the processing of an agency’s Qualifications Review Board cases for Senior Executive Service appointments once the agency chief resigns. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Friday the moratorium is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 7 and …

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James Clapper Tenders Resignation to Make Way for Next DNI

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has signed his letter of resignation that will take effect when President Barack Obama’s administration officially ends Jan. 20. Clapper tendered his resignation two months ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president. Clapper, who assumed the DNI post in August 2010, leads the U.S. intelligence community …

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