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Former Rep. Heather Wilson to Be Nominated Air Force Secretary

Heather Wilson, former U.S. representative from New Mexico, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Air Force, DoD News reported Monday. Wilson’s “distinguished military service, high level of knowledge and success in so many different fields gives me great confidence that she will lead our …

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Senate OKs FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill in 85-13 Vote

The Senate voted 85-13 to pass a bill that would authorize $602 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains acquisition reform provisions, including a measure that would limit cost-plus contracts and a proposal to remove …

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GAO: DHS Should Modify Testing, Evaluation Process for Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify the administration process during the testing and evaluation phase of the U.S. Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter program. GAO said in a report published Wednesday the Coast Guard should work to define key performance parameters for the operation of cutter boats under the …

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Senate Approves Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council, has received Senate confirmation as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the New York Times reported Monday. Ron Nixon writes the Senate voted 79 to 7 to confirm Smith as a successor to Rajiv Shah, who resigned from …

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Federal Times: Ari Schwartz Leaves White House Cyber Post

Ari Schwartz has resigned from his post as senior director for cybersecurity policy at the White House’s National Security Council Wednesday after two years on the job, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes Schwartz joined the Obama administration in 2013 as director for cybersecurity privacy, civil liberties and policy …

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