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USAF Secretary’s Space Adviser John Stopher Leaves Office for Industry Role

John Stopher, principal assistant to the secretary of the Air Force for space, will leave his post on Wednesday to return to the private sector, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. He said in his resignation letter sent to President Trump that his new role would enable him to support industry in efforts to address the challenges in space in the future. 

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Trump Wants to Cut Federal Advisory Committees

President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to assess the functions of advisory committees established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The administration aims to remove at least one third of existing committees across the government, according to the directive issued Friday

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Marine Corps Looks to Buy MQ-9 Reapers to Take New Missions

The U.S. Marine Corps wants to make the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems permanent in its inventory through President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. The service requested $117 million in funding to buy three Reapers in the coming year and additional three for fiscal year 2021.

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Kenneth Cuccinelli Appointed Acting Citizenship & Immigration Services Director

Kenneth Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, has been named acting director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security. “I look forward to working with the men and women of USCIS to ensure our legal immigration system operates effectively and efficiently while deterring fraud and protecting the American people,” Cuccinelli said in a statement published Monday.

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Trump Names Julie Dunne, Reynold Schweickhardt as GSA Senior Advisors

President Trump has appointed Reynold Schweickhardt and Julie Dunne as senior advisors for technology and to the administrator respectively at the General Services Administration. The two appointees will guide on the agency's technology transformation portfolio and support Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Emily Murphy on procurement policies and laws as part of their new roles, GSA said Tuesday.

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Trump Eyes Ken Cuccinelli for Citizenship & Immigration Services Director Post

President Trump intends to nominate Ken Cuccinelli, former attorney general of Virginia, to serve as the new director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services within the Department of Homeland Security, The Washington Post reported Friday. Cuccinelli is expected to succeed L. Francis Cissna, who will step down as head of USCIS on June 1st. White House officials said Cuccinelli would be instrumental in the Trump administration’s plans to reform the U.S. immigration system.

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