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Army CIO Susan Lawrence Discusses LandWarNet Modernization

Susan Lawrence, the Army‘s chief information officer, recently said the branch will continue its efforts to modernize network infrastructure despite spending cuts and troop reductions in Afghanistan, the Army News Service reported Friday. J.D. Leipold reports Lawrence told members of Association of the United States Army during an event the …

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Anita Molino Attends White House GreenGov Dialogue

Anita Molino, co-founder and managing partner at Bostonia Partners, attended a recent GreenGov Dialogue event hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality. The executive delivered a speech at the event, which the company said highlighted the Obama administration’s plan to cut energy costs in federal buildings through a performance-based procurement …

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Sharon Burke: US Adversaries Target Fuel

The Defense Department is changing the way it approaches energy security as the U.S.’ adversaries are increasingly targeting fuel, the assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs told Federal News Radio. Sharon Burke told interviewer Francis Rose she expects the military to ramp up its numbers of tactical …

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Tangherlini, Shelanski, Deese Receive Senate Confirmations

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved the nominations of government agency leaders Dan Tangherlini, Howard Shelanski and Brian Deese, GovExec reported Thursday. Charles Clark writes the Senate confirmed Tangherlini as General Services Administration chief, Shelanski as the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator and Deese as the Office of …

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Allison Macfarlane Approved for New NRC Leadership Term

The Senate has renewed Allison Macfarlane’s tenure as chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Macfarlane will lead the NRC for another five-year term after the Senate confirmed her on Thursday, according to the report. In a statement, Macfarlane vowed to boost transparency and public engagement …

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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill in 68-32 Vote

The U.S. Senate has passed an immigration bill with a bipartisan 68-32 vote that would create a path to U.S. citizenship for 11-12 million undocumented aliens and tighten border security, Reuters reports. Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro write that 14 Republicans, two independents and all 52 Democrats backed the immigration reform …

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Anthony Foxx Confirmed to Lead Transportation Dept

Anthony Foxx has won Senate approval to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, Reuters reported Thursday. Foxx, 42, got the unanimous vote after earning bipartisan support from the Senate Commerce Committee earlier in the week. At DOT, he will oversee approximately 53,000 employees and a $72 billion budget. President Obama’s latest cabinet member …

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US Navy SEALs Teach Philippines Soldiers to Fly UAVs

U.S. Navy seals instructed Philippine soldiers Fridays on how to operate unmanned aerial vehicles for defense missions during annual joint exercises, Agence France-Presse reported Friday. The Seals worked with Filipino soldiers as they operated UAVs, with one drone launching from a marine vessel during the demonstration held at a base …

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House Committee Passes $30.4B Energy, Water Budget

The House Appropriations Committee voted 28-21 Wednesday to approve a $30.4 billion energy and water spending bill for fiscal 2014, $2.9 billion less than fiscal 2013 levels, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Erik Wasson writes the legislation would reduce funds for renewable energy projects to $1 billion, a $911 million …

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