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John Gibson Confirmed as Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

The Senate voted 91-7 Tuesday to confirm John Gibson, former president and CEO at XCOR Aerospace, as the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, Military Times reported Tuesday. Gibson previously held the roles of DoD deputy undersecretary for management reform and  U.S. Air Force assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller. …

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Mattis: ‘We are not winning’ in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis stated unequivocally that “we are not winning in Afghanistan” in a Congressional hearing Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis was under fire from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who questioned the former four-star general on why Trump’s administration has delayed in its roll-out …

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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes McCain met with committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and stated that policy provisions and defense funding …

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Sen. John McCain: F-35 Program Schedule Delays May Lead to $1B+ Cost Overrun

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has estimated that delays in the system development and demonstration phase of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 aircraft could increase the fighter program’s cost by more than $1 billion, the Washington Examiner reported Thursday. Jacqueline Klimas writes McCain called on Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to address how the delay aligns with claims …

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NASA Eyes New Shelter Design With Aerospace Materials

NAS and the Associates Research Foundation will lead a group in charge of a new fire shelter design that uses standard aerospace materials, KSAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona reported Saturday. Linda Williams writes NASA researcher Steve Miller and the U.S. Forest Service have introduced a new fire shelter design to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and …

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