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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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Matthew Olsen Appointed as New Director of National Counterterrorism Center

Photo: Matthew Olsen, National Counterterrorism Center President Barack Obama has chosen Matthew Olsen as his next director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Olsen, formerly general counsel for the National Security Agency, will replace retiring director for the center, Michael Leiter. The agency was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that …

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