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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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David Glawe to Be Nominated DHS Undersecretary for Intell, Analysis

President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Glawe, assistant commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, as the next undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security. Glawe is a more than 24-year law enforcement and national security veteran who previously held various positions at the FBI, Office of the Director …

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Reports: Trump’s Budget Proposal to Include 10% Defense Spending Boost

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget will increase defense-related spending by 10 percent and cut the budget of some federal agencies, The Washington Post reported Monday. A White House official said that Trump plans to boost defense spending by $54 billion and request $30 billion in supplementary military budget for fiscal 2017, Abby Phillip and Kelsey Snell wrote. …

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Lt. Gen. HR McMaster Named National Security Adviser

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as national security adviser, The New York Times reported Monday. Peter Baker and Michael Gordon write that McMaster, a West Point graduate, will continue to stay on active duty. McMaster is “a …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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