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Report: Obama Nominates Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves as Next MDA Director

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, former deputy director of the Missile Defense Agency, to serve as the next director of MDA, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes Greaves, if confirmed, will succeed U.S. Navy Vice Adm. James Syring. Greaves currently serves as commander of …

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Gen. David Goldfein Outlines Top Three Goals for US Air Force

Gen. David Goldfein, the new U.S. Air Force chief of staff, has highlighted command and control, joint leaders development and squadron composition review as his top three objectives at the military’s air component, Air Force Times reported Monday. Valerie Insinna writes the Air Force’s new top general is also set …

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Report: Former CIA Chief James Woolsey to Serve as Donald Trump’s Senior National Security Adviser

James Woolsey, former CIA director during President Bill Clinton’s administration, has joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to serve as senior adviser on national security, intelligence and defense, Politico reported Monday. Brianna Ehley writes Woolsey cited Trump’s proposal to lift defense budget caps as the reason behind his decision to join …

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USS Gerald Ford Sailors Finish Advanced Arresting Gear Training

U.S. Navy sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford pre-commissioning unit have completed the Advanced Arresting Gear operator and maintainer initial training program held at New Jersey-based test facilities. Nineteen sailors graduated during the second round of the six-week training course after 20 sailors completed the training in April and another previous …

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DoD IG: US Army Firm-Fixed‑Price Contract Awards for FY 2014, 2015 Met Federal Regulations

A new audit from the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General says the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity’s firm-fixed‑price contract awards complied with federal rules. DoD’s IG reviewed 15 out of 73 contract actions from ACC‑RA and USAMRAA research and development efforts for medical, software development …

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Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Assumes Military Sealift Command Chief Post

Navy Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, former director of maritime operations at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, formally assumed duties as commander of the Military Sealift Command during a ceremony held Thursday aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller ship. He succeeds Navy Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, who has retired after a 34-year military career, the service branch said …

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