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DOD Addresses Approach to Iran

The day after the Nuclear Security Summit convened, the U.S. Department of Defense addressed the approach on Iran and its measures for upholding national security. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, said the administration has declared Iran’s threat to the U.S. national safety a top priority. She outlined the …

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DOD Talks New Space Strategy

Space strategy needs to be continually adapted to changing conditions and circumstances. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn spoke about a new approach to space strategy in Colorado Springs, CO yesterday April 14, 2010. Lynn suggested that space gives the DOD four main advantages, which are: 1) to strike precisely …

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Inherently Governmental: Insourcing the Acquisition Process

According to a new draft policy letter published by OMB last Thursday, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy will expand its definition of “inherently governmental” soon.  The OFPP will now use the definition from the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act (FAIR Act) of 1998, replacing the definition from Subpart 7.5 …

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U.S.-Afghan Partnership Strong says Adm. Mike Mullen

Following his recent three day visit to Afghanistan, Adm. Mike Mullen said “never has our partnership … been stronger, or the challenges we face, clearer.” During his trip, Mullen spent time in Marja, in Helmand Province, the sight of the recent offensive. He also attended a meeting with community leaders …

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New PCI Regulations Mean New Costs

According to a 2008 GAO report, the government employees closest to the PCI situation, DoD program managers, generally agree that standard safeguards are needed for contractor employees participating in the acquisition process. However, most departments of the DoD already have safeguards in place against PCI, and “a number of program …

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Dinah F.B. Cohen

As director for the Department of Defense Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, Dinah F.B. Cohen collaborates with senior federal leaders to make sure employees, beneficiaries, and members of the public with disabilities have equal access to federal services and employment. In addition, Cohen has also been involved in launching a program to …

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VADM James Winnefeld Nominated to Head NORTHCOM

Navy Vice Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld has been nominated by President Obama to become the next head of NORTHCOM and NORAD. His nomination must be approved by the Senate and, if confirmed, will result in a promotion to full admiral. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is a joint …

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