The U.S. Coast Guard plans to deploy small drones developed by Boeing's Insitu subsidiary onto four more National Security Cutters by the end of 2019, Flight Global reported Wednesday. The Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicles will contain payloads including sensor systems, communications relay platforms and a laser pointer to support various USCG missions including search-and-rescue, ice-breaking and anti-drug trafficking.Read More »
Roger Stone, formerly deputy senior director of resilience policy of the National Security Council, has been named director of information technology at the White House, FedScoop reported Monday. He succeeds Chris Herndon, who served as head of IT for two years, and will serve as chief information officer of the executive offices of the president and vice president.
President Trump is appointing Joan Virginia O’Hara, former principal deputy executive secretary and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Council, to serve as the NSC's executive secretary.
Prior to assuming her role in July, O'Hara advised Vice President Mike Pence on national security and foreign policy matters, the White House said Friday. She also served six years with the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee, having previously held the role of general counsel.
Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, has been named permanent federal CISO at the Office of Management and Budget, Nextgov reported Thursday. He will serve as chairman of the CISO Council, oversee the executive branch’s cyber strategy and will continue to serve as senior director for cyber security at …Read More »
Michael Barry, senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, is reportedly leaving his post at NSC, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday. A source said Barry will return to the CIA; his move is the latest in a string of departures at NSC as National Security Adviser John Bolton …Read More »
A group tasked with advising the National Space Council on government and commercial aerospace matters convened Tuesday at NASA‘s headquarters, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. James Ellis, chairman of the Users’ Advisory Group, said UAG intends to form subcommittees that will focus on six areas that include national security space; technology and …Read More »
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Douglas Fears, formerly senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, has been named homeland security and counterterrorism adviser and deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. “Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, …Read More »
President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …Read More »
Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) have introduced a bill that would make the cybersecurity coordinator role permanent in the White House, Federal Times reported Wednesday. The Executive Cyberspace Coordination Act unveiled Tuesday would establish a national office for cyber space at the president’s office and comes after Rob …Read More »
Mira Ricardel, undersecretary for export administration at the Commerce Department, will serve as deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, Politico reported Friday. Ricardel’s appointment to the National Security Council came nearly two weeks after Bolton assumed his current post to replace the retiring Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. “I selected her …Read More »