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Profile: Lt. Gen. John Davis, Cybercom Deputy Commander

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Jon Davis serves as deputy commander of Fort Meade, Md.-based U.S. Cyber Command, having been appointed to this position as of June 2012. Davis previously served at Fort Meade from 2006 to 2008 as deputy commander of the joint functional component command for network warfare. Prior …

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Joseph Dunford Starts US Afghan Forces Command Post

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford officially took command of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan at a Sunday ceremony in Kabul, American Forces Press Service reports. Dunford succeeds Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, who was nominated in October 2012 as NATO supreme allied commander and commander of U.S. European Command. …

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Leon Panetta Discusses the 2014 Defense Budget Request

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the press at the Pentagon about what the 2014 budget proposal would look like and how the threat of a sequester and budget uncertainty will affect it. According to a DoD …

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NNSA CIO Bob Osborn Stepping Down

Bob Osborn is retiring from his post as chief information officer at the National Nuclear Security Administration, according to Information Week. Fedscoop reports his departure from NNSA is effective Friday. According to Federal News Radio, Osborn was responsible for leading information technology transformation initiatives at the agency, including creating a …

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Marines Gen. John Kelly Assumes Southcom Leadership

Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly took command of U.S. Southern Command during a change-of-command ceremony Monday in Miami, according to a Southcom release. Kelly succeeds Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, who previously led Southcom since in June 2009 and is retiring after a 37-year military career. As Southcom head, Kelly …

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US Afghan Commander John Allen Nominated to Head NATO, EUCOM

Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, commander of international coalition forces in Afghanistan, has been nominated NATO’s supreme allied commander and commander of U.S. European Command, Stars and Stripes reports. According to John Vandiver’s report, Allen would take over NATO and EUCOM in the spring, pending confirmation from the Senate. The …

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Robert Work Viewing Defense Cuts As ‘Glass Half-Full’

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps may not be in such a bad position amidst the Defense Department’s looming $487 billion budget reduction over the next ten years, the Navy’s undersecretary said Wednesday. Robert Work told the Navy League’s Sea Air Space conference attendees he views the cuts more in …

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James Craft to Head Pentagon Anti-IED Office

The Marine Corps’ deputy chief information officer has been appointed CIO of the Defense Department’s lead organization for countering improvised explosive devices, NextGov reports. James Craft will assume his new post at the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization April 9. JIEDDO is responsible for developing and deploying new anti-IED technologies. …

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