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Lockheed Vet James Byrne Confirmed as VA General Counsel

James Byrne, formerly associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at Lockheed Martin, has been confirmed by the Senate as general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Byrne immediately resigned from his posts at the company following his appointment to the VA role, Lockheed said Friday. The White House announced …

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King & Spalding Partner Christopher Wray Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate voted 92-5 Tuesday to confirm Christopher Wray, a litigation partner at international law firm King & Spalding, as FBI director, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Wray’s confirmation came nearly two months after President Donald Trump nominated him for the post following the dismissal of James Comey as FBI chief in May. Senate Judiciary …

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Gen. Paul Selva Given 2nd Term as JCS Vice Chairman

The Senate has approved the reappointment of U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva for another two-year term as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense News reported Monday. Senators reconfirmed Selva through a voice vote held Monday, two weeks after he sailed through a nomination hearing before the Senate …

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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday. If approved by Senate, the bill would mark the first re-authorization of DHS after it was created 15 years ago …

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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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