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Senate Panel Approves Eric Fanning’s Army Secretary Nomination

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination Eric Fanning to become the next secretary of the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes the Senate panel took a voice vote that advances Fanning’s nomination to the full chamber. Fanning was named U.S. Air Force undersecretary in April 2013 …

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Darlene Costello Named Principal Deputy Asst Sec for Acquisition, Logistics at USAF

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has appointed Defense Department veteran Darlene Costello to serve as principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the military branch. Costello succeeds Richard Lombardi, who has been reassigned to a non-acquisition role within the Air Force, the service announced Thursday. She has served as principal deputy assistant secretary for …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Deborah Lee James: Govt-Industry Collaboration Drives ’21st Century’ Air Force Acquisition System

U.S. Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James has detailed the service branch’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies. James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop …

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Deborah Lee James: Budget Decisions an Air Force Leadership Challenge

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James noted that decision-making about the service’s resources is one of its biggest leadership challenges in the current budget environment, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Lillian Cunningham writes that James told the Post the budget uncertainty affects the availability, readiness and modernization of resources to meet mission requirements. “It …

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