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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The report said an aide of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California) confirmed that Republican lawmakers plan to attach constructions …

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Roy Kelley to Serve as Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic

Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, director of the Joint Strike Fighter Fleet Integration office, will be assigned as commander of the Naval Air Force for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, the Defense Department said Friday. He was appointed to his current position in April 2016 and led the integration of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft …

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DARPA to Host Event on National Security Challenges, Technologies

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a two-day event on Aug. 2 to 3 in Arlington, Virginia to discuss the Strategic Technology Office’s mission, problem spaces and technology interests with industry. DARPA said Friday the Sync with STO event seeks to foster discussion between STO program managers and technologists on ways to address …

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DoD Names PNNL Policy Adviser Vayl Oxford as DTRA Director

Vayl Oxford, a national security executive policy adviser at the Energy Department‘s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will assume the director role at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The Defense Department said Thursday Secretary James Mattis also appointed Oxford to the Senior Executive Service in line with the assignment to head DTRA. Oxford most …

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USMC, CBP Vet Randolph Alles Named Secret Service Director

President Donald Trump has appointed Randolph Alles, former acting deputy commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection and a retired Marine Corps major general, as director of the U.S. Secret Service, the White House announced Tuesday. Alles performed duties of a chief operating officer during his tenure as CBP acting deputy commissioner and previously …

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