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James Amos Updates Marine Corps 2016 Drawdown Numbers

Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, has revealed that another 8,000 Marines may have to leave active duty as a result of defense budget cuts, Military Times reported Wednesday. Dan Lamothe writes that number comes on top of a planned drawdown of 20,000 personnel by late 2016 that …

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Ray Odierno Unveils 4-Year Army Troop Reduction Plan

The U.S. Army’s top uniformed officer announced plans Thursday to reduce its number of brigade combat teams over four years as part of restructuring efforts, the American Forces Press Service reports. Claudette Roulo writes Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff, told reporters the service will go to 33 brigade combat …

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GSA Looks at New Cloud Services Acquisition Model

The General Services Administration is assessing a brokerage concept as an alternative for federal agencies to acquire cloud-based services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes GSA hopes to acquire cloud brokerage services this summer and complete the proof-of-concept this year as the Department of Homeland Security and another …

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Penny Pritzker Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Penny Pritzker, President Barack Obama’s nominee for commerce secretary, was confirmed by the Senate in a 97-1 vote Tuesday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Vicki Needham and Ramsey Cox write Pritzker, the daughter of Hyatt hotel chain co-founder, will seek to help the White House and Congress find ways to spur …

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Michael Froman Speaks on Fast Track, Upcoming Trade Talks

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman revealed that the Obama administration is ready to discuss with lawmakers a tool to fast track trade negotiations, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Vicki Needham writes there was a negotiating authority that allowed trade deals to move through without congressional amendment but this lapsed during …

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