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Trump to Nominate Michael Griffin as DoD Research & Engineering Head

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Defense Systems reported Monday. The Defense Department created Griffin’s potential new position, along with the role of undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, as a result of the reorganization of the department’s acquisition, technology and logistics …

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Report: DoD Surpasses $1.4T in Post-9/11 War Spending

A new report from the Defense Department says the U.S. government has exceeded $1.46 trillion in direct war-related spending since Sept. 11, 2001. The 74-page DoD report obtained by Secrecy News provides details on war-related appropriations and expenditures, including costs of military operations, deployed troop support and personnel and equipment transportation, the Federation of American Scientists said …

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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

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U.S. Federal Govt to Hold Tech & Cyber Job Fair in November

The U.S. federal government will host a recruitment event for cyber and technology jobs on Nov. 6 and 7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill reported Thursday. The General Services Administration said the event will help fill open positions in various federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments …

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CIA’s Dawn Meyerriecks Seeks to Boost Credibility of AI-Generated Intelligence

Dawn Meyerriecks, CIA deputy director for science and technology, has said she aims to increase government leaders’ confidence in artificial intelligence-aided analysis, Defense One reported Wednesday. Meyerriecks told the audience at the Intelligence and National Security Summit that there is a need to convince leaders, including the president, to accept intelligence gathered through …

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Profile: Joe Landino, CIO of National Counterterrorism Center

Joe Landino has served as chief information officer and director of mission systems at the National Counterterrorism Center since December 2014. Prior to his current role, Landino was director of the open source engineering group within CIA‘s Open Source Center for nearly four years. He helped engineer and develop information technology infrastructure …

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Profile: Teresa Smetzer, CIA Digital Futures Director

Teresa Smetzer is the director of digital futures at the CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation. She began her career at CIA and served in various roles such as analyst, technologist and senior manager over a 17-year period. Smetzer then left federal service and worked as vice president of business development at …

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Trump to Appoint CIA Vet John Sherman as Intell Community CIO

President Donald Trump will appoint John Sherman, formerly deputy director of the Open Source Enterprise at CIA, as chief information officer of the intelligence community, the White House announced Friday. Sherman will replace acting CIO Jennifer Kron and oversee the IC Information Technology Enterprise, a program that seeks to standardize …

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Congress Forms National Defense Strategy Advisory Panel

Congress has established a 12-member advisory committee that will be responsible for the assessment of the country’s defense strategy that covers force structure, missions, risks and force posture, Defense News reported Friday. The House and Senate armed services panels formed the Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the U.S. …

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