Tag Archives: Mark Esper

Mark Esper: Trump Admin Making Progress on Senate Confirmations

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said that the Trump administration is “making steady progress” on Senate confirmations for top defense roles, Defense News reported Friday. Esper told reporters during a press briefing that eight officials are going through White House vetting while five nominees are slated to undergo Senate hearings.

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Report: Mark Esper Open to Cutting Legacy Programs to Find Savings Under Defense-Wide Review

Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said a department-wide review of defense programs to generate savings will involve “divesting of legacy capabilities that simply aren’t suited” for future combat operations, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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David Norquist Issues Memo on Pentagon’s Zero-Based Budgeting Review

Deputy Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist issued a memo informing component agencies and services of a zero-based assessment of all department-wide activities and functions as directed by Defense Secretary and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper, Defense One reported Thursday

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Mark Esper: DoD to ‘Fully Pursue’ Ground-Launched Missile Dev’t Following INF Treaty Exit

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper issued a statement on Friday announcing the nation’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty due to Russia’s “sustained and repeated violations” of the agreement which puts limitations on missile deployment.

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Mark Esper Directs Creation of PFAS Chemical Contamination Task Force

Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper is calling on the Department of Defense to create a task force to address the issue of contamination from firefighting foam at over 400 military facilities, Military.com reported Wednesday. Esper stated in a memo that the task force will be led by the assistant secretary of defense for sustainment.

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