Tag Archives: Defense & National Security

Trump Picks Virtu Financial Founder Vincent Viola as Army Secretary

Vincent Viola, founder and executive chairman of electronic trading firm Virtu Financial, will be nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to the no. 1 civilian post at the U.S. Army, the transition team said Monday. Viola led multiple high-performing teams during his time with the Army as an infantry officer and supported national security efforts …

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House’s Fiscal 2017 Intelligence Bill Includes Space Weather Program Mgmt Change Provision

A fiscal 2017 intelligence spending bill the House approved Thursday contains a provision that would transfer some of the U.S. Air Force‘s weather satellite missions to the National Reconnaissance Office, Space News reported Friday. Phillip Swarts writes the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would give NRO authority to procure military weather surveillance satellites and …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Aims to Leverage Space Domain Through Experimental Spaceplane Program, Robotics

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has said DARPA has launched programs that seek to make the space environment a “real-time operational domain” in support of military missions, intelligence and other national security efforts, DoD News reported Tuesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Prabhakar said at the 4th annual …

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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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