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Obama to Nominate Beth Cobert as Full-Time OPM Director

The White House has announced plans to appoint Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management since July 2015, to the OPM leadership role on a full-time basis. “Beth has effectively pursued strategies to strengthen cybersecurity and improve the way the government serves citizens, businesses, and the federal workforce …

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Obama Nominates Kurt Tidd to Head US Southern Command

President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd as the next commander of the U.S. Southern Command and for promotion to the admiral rank, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday. Tidd serves as assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman and works with the Secretary of State …

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Miami Herald: Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd Selected Southcom Head

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd, currently assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, has been chosen to succeed the retiring Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly as commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Miami Herald reported Friday. Carol Rosenberg writes Tidd has served as a Navy officer over the past 37 years …

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Eric Fanning Nominated to Army Secretary Post

Eric Fanning, currently acting U.S. Army undersecretary, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed John McHugh as secretary of the military service, the Army News Service reported Friday. Fanning previously served as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, as well as …

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Lisa Fairfax, Hester Peirce to be Nominated SEC Commissioners

President Barack Obama is set to nominate Lisa Fairfax, a law professor at George Washington University, as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the White House said Tuesday. The White House also announced that Hester Peirce, director of the financial markets working group at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, will …

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Navy Appoints Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train Intell Director

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Elizabeth Train has been appointed by the military branch to succeed Vice Adm. Ted Branch as director of naval intelligence, Military Times reported Sunday. The 32-year veteran has served as the Office of Naval Intelligence commander and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office director over the past two …

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Navy Rear Adm. Raquel Bono Nominated as DHA Director

Rear Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency‘s National Capital Region Medical Directorate and chief of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead DHA. President Obama also endorsed Bono’s promotion to the rank of vice admiral, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said …

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Marcel Lettre Nominated for Defense Intell Undersecretary Post

Marcel Lettre, acting defense undersecretary for intelligence since May, has been nominated to serve in the role on a full-time basis, the White House said Wednesday. Lettre also currently serves as principal deputy undersecretary for intelligence, a role he started in October 2013. He previously was a special assistant to the defense secretary from …

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Mary Wakefield Nominated to HHS Deputy Secretary Post

Mary Wakefield, the Department of Health and Human Services’ administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, has been nominated to the HHS deputy secretary role. President Barack Obama announced Wakefield’s nomination on Thursday along with other key positions. Wakefield has been acting deputy secretary of HHS since April 2015. …

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Acting CMS Head Andy Slavitt Nominated for Full-Time Post

Andy Slavitt, principal deputy administrator of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has received the White House nomination for the CMS leadership role. Slavitt has led CMS in an acting capacity since March 2015, the White House said Thursday. Before joining CMS, Slavitt held healthcare leadership …

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