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Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick Takes Army Engineers Command

Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick was sworn in as commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers and chief of engineers for the branch. According to an Army press release, the event took place during an assumption of command ceremony May 22 at Fort McNair in Washington. Bostick will serve …

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NSA Starting Cyber Program For College Students

The National Security Agency has launched a new cybersecurity initiative that targets college students to fill jobs in this sector, the agency announced Monday. The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program aims to encourage students to pursue careers within the cyber domain and augment the number of skilled …

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House OKs Defense Bill Language Easing SATCOM Export Restrictions

The House approved an amendment to the 213 defense authorization bill that would alter restrictions on exporting U.S.-made commercial satellites, Kate Brannen reports for Defense News. Lawmakers agreed by voice vote to language in the bill that would allow commercial satellites to be moved from the U.S. Munitions List to …

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Report: House Lawmakers Propose More Weapon Buys In 2013 Budget

The Defense Department would receive $5.3 billion more to acquire more aircraft, ships, vehicles and weapons in 2013 if a House subcommittee’s ideas make way in Congress, according to a committee report obtained by Defense News. Among the House Appropriations defense subcommittee’s proposals, one that directs the Air Force to …

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Report: Gen. John Allen To Head European Command

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen is expected to leave his current post as top commander in Afghanistan and take over as head of U.S. European Command early next year, the Washington Post reports. According to the Post, Navy Adm. James Stavridis, current head of European Command, has been asked to …

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Gen. Mark Welsh Nominated AF Chief Of Staff

Gen. Mark Welsh has been nominated to serve as the Air Force‘s next chief of staff, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced in a release Thursday. If confirmed, Welsh would succeed Gen. Norton Schwartz, who began serving as chief of staff in August 2008 and will complete his four-year term this …

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