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Detroit News: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a CNN commentator, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The former Michigan representative is a vocal advocate of national security, intelligence and counterterrorism issues, according to the joint report by Chad Livengood, …

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Pentagon Begins Transition Process Following Donald Trump’s Win

The Defense Department has kicked off the transition process with the incoming administration a day after Donald Trump won the elections, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes transition teams who work for president-elect Donald Trump have started to develop plans to assume operations at various federal departments 68 days before …

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Military Times: Jeff Sessions, Mike Flynn Among Top Defense Secretary Candidates for Trump Administration

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and former Defense Intelligence Agency Mike Flynn are among the top candidates for president-elect Donald Trump’s appointee as defense secretary, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane, Aaron Mehta and Joe Gould write that Trump, who will select personnel to serve under national security posts next year, received advice from …

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University Teams to Develop Computer Algorithms for IARPA Object Recognition Challenge

Three university-led teams have been chosen for a program to map, understand and mathematically re-create visual processing in the brain in response to an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity challenge that aims to close gaps between computer and human recognition. Sandia National Laboratories said Nov. 2 that participants of IARPA’s Machine Intelligence from …

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Will Roper Talks Strategic Capabilities Office’s Role in Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy

Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, has said SCO is a “near-term” part of DoD’s third offset strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Roper said that SCO can introduce modifications to technological capabilities that could potentially pose a disproportionate training burden to U.S. adversaries as land, aerial and maritime …

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ODNI: Congress Appropriated $53B to National Intell Program for FY 2016

Congress appropriated $53 billion in total funds to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence‘s National Intelligence Program during fiscal year 2016. ODNI said Friday it will not disclose any “subsidiary information” on the NIP budget in order to protect national security. The 2016 appropriated figure is higher than the $50.4 billion …

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