Tag Archives: Patrick Shanahan

Reports: DoD Overturns Planned 2019 Ban on Cluster Munitions

Defense Secretary James Mattis has called off a plan to stop the military use of certain cluster bombs by the end of 2018, The Washington Post reported Thursday. The policy change would permit the Defense Department to resume the procurement of cluster munitions. “The Department of Defense has determined that …

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PSC Urges DoD to Adopt Industry’s Cloud Adoption Strategies

The Professional Services Council has recommended Defense Department leaders to adopt industry best practices as part of efforts to help DoD accelerate the adoption of new technologies. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, sent a letter Friday to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in response to a request for …

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DoD, VA Update Sen. John McCain on $4.3B EHR Implementation Program

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs told Congress that VA and DoD work together to evaluate business processes and identify the necessary changes throughout the lifecycle of a $4.3 billion contract that seeks to help the Pentagon deploy a commercial electronic health record system, Federal News Radio reported Monday. “DoD …

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DoD, Industry in Talks Over Cloud Security Requirements

The Defense Department is in talks with heads of cloud service providers on how to streamline cloud security requirements in a rulebook the Defense Information Systems Agency issued in 2015, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. DoD’s Cloud Security Requirements Guide offers information on security controls that should be adopted by cloud …

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Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan Confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, for the deputy defense secretary role, Defense News reported Tuesday. Shanahan’s confirmation for the Defense Department‘s no. 2 civilian post comes as the Trump administration’s 40 nominees for federal government roles face Senate vote delay. …

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Trump to Nominate Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary of Defense

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Patrick Shanahan, Boeing senior vice president of supply chain and operations, as deputy secretary of defense. Trump announced plans to nominate Shanahan and five other individuals to various Defense Department posts in a White House press release published Thursday. Shanahan currently oversees Boeing’s manufacturing operations …

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