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Patrick Shanahan: Army Looks at Every Program to Advance Modernization

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has said the U.S. Army has begun to examine each of its programs to prioritize spending and advance modernization, National Defense reported Wednesday. “As pressing as the threat is, we will not be handed a blank check. Fiscal discipline and performance will determine whether we will be able to execute our strategy,” he said Wednesday during his speech at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference.

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Joseph Gordon Named Director of USAF’s Expanded Technology Transfer Program

Joseph Gordon, former division chief of the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology Management Division, has been appointed to lead the branch's technology transfer program as director. In his new position, Gordon will work to expand the program's scope to include technology transition, in addition to transfer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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DIA Chief of Staff Suzanne White Named Deputy Director

Suzanne White, chief of staff at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed as the agency's deputy director, effective Oct. 15. In her new role, she will serve as the DIA's second-highest official, succeeding Melissa Drisko, who is retiring from the agency after 37 years of service with the federal government, DIA said Wednesday.

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Former STRATCOM Executive Nina Armango Appointed as USAF Space Programs Director

Maj. Gen. Nina Armango, former director of plans and policy at U.S. Strategic Command, has been appointed to serve as director of space programs at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. She performs her new duties at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the Defense Department said Friday.

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Treasury Dept Issues Interim Rules for Foreign Investment Review Pilot Program

The Treasury Department has released interim regulations for a pilot program to assess foreign acquisitions of critical U.S. technologies and intellectual property in compliance with the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018. “These temporary regulations address specific risks to U.S. critical technology while informing the development of final regulations that will fully implement FIRRMA,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement published Wednesday.

 

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James Mattis: DoD Sets 80% Mission Capability Rate for Air Force, Navy Fighter Jets

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memo that calls for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to achieve a minimum mission capability rate of 80 percent for four fighter aircraft by the end of fiscal 2019, Defense News reported Tuesday. Mattis asked the service branches to reduce the operating and maintenance costs of F-35, F-22, F-16 and F-18 fighter jets starting in fiscal 2019, according to the memo obtained by the publication.

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Report: Chris Inglis Emerges as Pentagon Chief’s Pick to Lead NSA Should Split From Cybercom Advance

Chris Inglis, former deputy National Security Agency director, has turned up to be the top candidate to lead NSA should Defense Secretary James Mattis decide to split the agency from U.S. Cyber Command, The Washington Post reported Friday. Some sources told the publication the Pentagon chief was close to deciding on a plan to separate the dual-hat arrangement but decided to reconsider after Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of NSA and Cybercom, expressed concerns to Mattis about Cybercom’s capacity to operate on its own should the split push through.

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