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Biden to Nominate Army’s Kathleen Miller as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)

Kathleen Miller

President Biden plans to nominate Kathleen Miller, administrative assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Army, as deputy undersecretary of defense (comptroller). The White House said Friday that Miller, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, has experience in defense comptrollership and has been holding the senior career civilian position at the Army since October 2018.

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Senate Confirms Christine Wormuth for Army Secretary Role

Christine Wormuth

Christine Wormuth, who formerly served as the undersecretary of defense for policy, has been confirmed by the Senate to become the secretary of the U.S. Army. Wormuth ultimately received confirmation on Thursday, after being unconfirmed in the middle of her hearing with the Senate on Wednesday. President Biden nominated Wormuth for the role of Army secretary.

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Matt Olsen Nominated to Lead DOJ’s National Security Division

Matt Olsen

The Biden administration has nominated Matt Olsen, a national security veteran and an Uber executive, to serve as assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice’s national security division. If confirmed, he would succeed John Demers in the role and oversee the division focused on cases related to counterintelligence, terrorism, election security, export controls violations and cybersecurity.

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Bill Hunt Named SEC Cloud Center of Excellence Assistant Director

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt, formerly an executive with the Small Business Administration (SBA), has been appointed to serve as assistant director of the Securities Exchange Commission's (SEC) Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE). He held a number of executive roles in the federal government, including those with the Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Digital Service. 

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Army Chief Scientist Philip Perconti to Step Down From Government Service

Philip Perconti

Philip Perconti, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology, will step down and retire from government service, effective May 28th. Perconti, who also serves as the U.S. Army's chief scientist, helped the service establish a science and technology strategy involving Army Futures Command.

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Katie Olson to Temporarily Succeed Brett Goldstein as Defense Digital Service Director

Katie Olson

Katie Olson, deputy director of the Defense Digital Service (DDS), will serve as the agency's acting leader as Brett Goldstein steps down. Goldstein led DDS as director for a couple of years. Olson, Goldstein's temporary successor, joined DDS in 2019 as chief of staff then became the agency's deputy director in 2020.

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FBI’s Jill Sanborn Joins National Security Branch as Executive Assistant Director

Jill Sanborn

Jill Sanborn, formerly assistant director of the FBI's counterterrorism division, has been appointed to serve as the National Security Branch's executive assistant director. She will oversee the FBI's efforts to protect the country's national security and interests through her new role. Sanborn joined the FBI in 1998 as a special agent focused on bank fraud and computer intrusion investigations.

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Susie Perez Quinn Appointed NASA Chief of Staff; Bill Nelson Quoted

Susie Perez Quinn

Susie Perez Quinn, formerly director of government relations at the National Governors Association, has joined NASA as chief of staff and she will oversee day-to-day operations at the space agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters. Quinn will also help NASA Administrator William Nelson craft policies and programs. 

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NASA’s Vanessa Wyche Named Acting Director of Johnson Space Center; Bill Nelson Quoted

Vanessa Wyche

Vanessa Wyche, deputy director of NASA's Johnson Space Center, has been appointed to serve as the facility's top official on an acting basis. She will temporarily succeed Mark Geyer, who is stepping down to focus on his health amid a cancer diagnosis. Wyche has been with NASA for over three decades. 

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