Tag Archives: Robert Gates

Former Lockheed Exec Ryan McCarthy to Be Nominated as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment …

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Trump Picks Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State Post

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for nomination to become the next secretary of state, the New York Times reported Monday. Michael Shear and Maggie Haberman write Tillerson’s Senate confirmation hearings will likely focus on Exxon Mobil’s business relationships with Russia, where the company has billions of dollars in …

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House Subcommittee Looks to Revive F-22 Production

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee wants the F-22 fighter jet to return to the production line under a new defense bill proposal, The Hill reported Tuesday. Kristina Wong writes the subcommittee released its proposals for the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act Tuesday that seeks to restart production …

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Robert Gates Asks Lawmakers to Work on Budget Compromise

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged lawmakers balance the national budget and noted his belief that sequestration has negatively impacted national security and military readiness, Military Times reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that Gates, who was addressing an SAP NS2-hosted national security forum this week, wished Congress would work toward …

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Robert Gates Details French Cyber Intell Activities

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has revealed that French operatives have been stealing technological information from American businessmen for years, Politico reported Thursday. Philip Ewing writes the U.S. foreign policy expert described France’s intelligence services as operating in a mercantilist state, where political economy prevails. Gates, in an interview for …

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