Eric Chewning, deputy assistant secretary for industrial policy at the Department of Defense, has been named chief of staff to the DoD secretary. Charles Summers, acting chief spokesperson at the Pentagon, announced Chewning’s appointment in a news release published Tuesday.Read More »
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier, a former member of the National Science Board, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Federal Times reported Thursday. President Donald Trump announced in late July his intent to nominate Droegemeier for the lead role at OSTP.Read More »
David Norquist, who has served as comptroller at the Department of Defense since 2017, will assume the role of deputy defense secretary on an interim basis, Defense News reported Wednesday. He will take on the responsibilities of Patrick Shanahan, who took over as acting DoD secretary after James Mattis announced his resignation.Read More »
The delivery of the first Boeing-built KC-46 tanker aircraft to the U.S. Air Force was postponed following the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, Defense News reported Monday. A source said the service branch was scheduled to receive the first tanker on Monday but leadership changes at DoD stalled the decision on KC-46.
Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as White House chief of staff on an acting basis, The Washington Post reported Friday. Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general who will continue to serve in his current role through the end of 2018.Read More »
President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate William Barr, a lawyer at law firm Kirland & Ellis, to succeed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, Bloomberg reported Friday. Barr would replace Matthew Whitaker, acting attorney general, once the Senate confirms him for the role.Read More »
President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, who has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, to serve as EPA head on a permanent basis, The New York Times reported Friday. Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate in April as EPA deputy administrator but took over as interim chief after Scott Pruitt resigned from his post in July.Read More »
The House Armed Services Committee has named Eric Schmidt, technical adviser to Alphabet’s board; and Eric Horvitz, director of Microsoft Labs; to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. The commission was formed through the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to assess developments in AI, machine learning and related technologies as well as their implications for national security, the committee said Wednesday.
Alan Stewart, a finance and integration leader in the government contracting industry, has joined Peraton as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee the company’s accounting, financial planning, auditing and government reporting functions as well as external lender and audit relationships, Peraton said Monday.Read More »