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Robert Daigle to Step Down as Director of DoD’s Cost Evaluation Office

Robert Daigle, director of the Department of Defense's cost assessment and program evaluation office, will step down from her post in May, Foreign Policy reported Monday. In his role, Daigle manages an independent analysis group that assists the DoD secretary to develop long-term decisions for the agency's $700 billion annual budget.

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Brett Goldstein Named Defense Digital Service Director

Brett Goldstein, formerly a special adviser to the Navy, has been named director of the Department of Defense’s digital service team. Goldstein will succeed founding director Chris Lynch and directly report to Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan as he oversees technology programs and talent recruitment efforts as head of the Defense Digital Service, DDS said Tuesday.

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Patrick Shanahan Hints at Possible NRO Integration Into Space Force

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon could integrate the National Reconnaissance Office into the Space Force into the future, Defense News reported Thursday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), SASC ranking member, asked about the Department of Defense’s reason for not putting NRO under the new service branch and Shanahan said DoD didn’t want to delay the formation of the new force.

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Heather Wilson on Air Force’s Efforts to Maintain US Dominance in Space

Air Force Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Heather Wilson said the service adopts a comprehensive approach based on “a clear-eyed assessment of the world as it is” to maintain the country’s superiority in space, the Air Force reported Tuesday. Wilson the assessment extends to discussions over the establishment of space force as the sixth military branch during the 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo on Tuesday. 

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President Trump Nominates Air Force Gen. John Hyten as Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman

President Trump nominated Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, to serve as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan announced Hyten’s nomination in a news release published Tuesday. Hyten started his military career in 1981 and held several leadership roles with the Air Force, including head of Air Force Space Command, director of space acquisition and cyber and space operations and requirements chief at Headquarters Air Force Space Command.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Working With DHS to Explore Potential Border Security Roles

Acting Secretary of Defense and Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan has said the Department of Defense is working with the Department of Homeland Security to identify the former’s potential roles involving border security, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shanahan expects the DoD to "do more" based on the volume of migrants trying to cross the southern border and “how much the situation there has deteriorated.”

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Unveiling Space Force Leader Candidates in Weeks

Patrick Shanahan, acting secretary of defense and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government will name nominees for the U.S. Space Force leadership post in the coming weeks, Defense News reported Thursday. Pentagon officials propose the new service branch operate directly under the leadership of a senate-confirmed, space-focused U.S. Air Force undersecretary.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Budget Request Continues to Back National Defense Strategy

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan said the Trump administration’s $718 billion budget request for the Pentagon for fiscal 2020 needs to continue to implement the National Defense Strategy, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. The proposed DoD budget will “reflect difficult, but necessary, decisions that align finite resources with our strategic priorities,” Shanahan said on Tuesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

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