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St. Louis Transfers 97 Acres of Land to Build $1.75B NGA Facility

St. Louis transferred 97 acres to the federal government to build a new headquarters worth $1.75B for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, STLToday reported Thursday. City representatives expect the construction of the campus in the St. Louis Place area to create 1,500 additional jobs and establish over 3,100 permanent employees within six years.

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USAF Opens Air Defense Facility in Israel

The U.S. Air Force has inaugurated its first permanent facility inside the Israeli Air Force’s Mashabim Air Base in Negev desert, Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch, chief of Israel’s aerial defense command, said the establishment of U.S. air base will help increase defense partnership between the two countries. …

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Obama Signs Inspector General Empowerment Bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that provides inspectors general to access data they need to perform their duties. The Inspectors General Empowerment Act of 2016 will give IGs authority to obtain necessary information without compromising the public’s privacy and civil liberties, the White House said Friday. House and Senate lawmakers unanimously approved the bill Dec. …

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Obama Signs Program Management Improvement & Accountability Act

President Barack Obama has signed legislation that seeks to boost accountability and best practices in project and program management functions across the federal government. The Project Management Institute said Friday both chambers of the Congress approved the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 with bipartisan support. PMIAA will …

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Obama to Appoint Meghan Flanz as VA Human Resources & Administration Asst Secretary

President Barack Obama intends to appoint Meghan Flanz, former deputy general counsel for legal operations and accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, as VA assistant secretary for human resources and administration. The White House named Flanz among other individuals to key administration posts in a release published Friday. Flanz currently serves as …

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Presidential Memo Bolstered Diversity in National Security Workforce

President Barack Obama has called for greater diversity in the national security workforce which includes the departments of State, Defense, Justice, Treasury, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Obama said in a presidential memorandum published Wednesday that the national security workforce is less diverse than the rest of the …

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Military Times: Obama Sets 2017 Military Pay Raise at 1.6%

President Barack Obama has set the next military pay raise at 1.6 percent for 2017 which will take effect on Jan. 1, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane writes Obama wrote a letter to Congress to request the pay hike that represents an increase from the 1.3 percent move in 2016. The 1.6 percent pay raise will provide an additional …

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