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John McNellis, Melissa Flagg Appointed to DoD Leadership Roles

John McNellis, formerly corporate senior vice president at L-3 Communications, has been named deputy assistant secretary for space, strategic and intelligence systems at Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced McNellis’ appointment to the Senior Executive Service role in a Defense Department release published Friday. McNellis most recently led L-3’s aerospace systems group …

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Navy Deploys Ship-Based Prototype Laser Weapon in Persian Gulf

A U.S. Navy amphibious transport ship that patrols the Persian Gulf has been carrying a prototype laser weapon that works to counter drones, small vessels and other enemy targets since its August deployment to the region, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Tony Capaccio writes that the Laser Weapon System on USS Ponce was deployed as part of …

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DHS Requests $89M for St. Elizabeths HQ Move

The Department of Homeland Security‘s 2013 budget proposal includes a $33 million increase to continue work on the new St. Elizabeths headquarters project. The $33 million increase would bring the project’s funding to $89 million for 2013, according to the budget document. The agency said the 2013 funds would go …

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Gates Meets With, Reassures Defense Execs

Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with top executives from major defense contracting firms to reiterate the importance of fulfilling contracts on time and on budget, while assuring the relationship between the federal government and defense contractors will continue to be mutually beneficial moving forward. In attendance were leaders from major …

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