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Wally Adeyemo Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Janet Yellen Quoted

Wally Adeyemo

Wally Adeyemo, formerly president of the Obama Foundation, has received Senate confirmation to serve as the Department of the Treasury's deputy secretary. His professional record includes work that has supported U.S. national security and economic pursuits, Janet Yellen. Yellen said Adeyemo helped the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rise up from the great recession.

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Kenneth Myers Appointed CRDF Global President; Michael Dignam Quoted

Ken Myers

CRDF Global announced Wednesday the appointment of Kenneth Myer III as president. Myers will use his extensive national security background to inform his strategic leadership to CRDF’s global operations. Myers previously worked with PAE, DTRA  and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Previously, Myers worked as the senior vice president for defense and security at PAE.

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Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Department of Labor

Marty Walsh

Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston, has received Senate confirmation to serve as the 29th secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). The Senate on Monday voted 68-29 to approve Walsh’s nomination for the top role at DOL. Walsh has been mayor of Boston since 2014. He was a member of the Laborers' Union Local 223 and led the Boston Trades Council. 

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Xavier Becerra Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Xavier Becerra

Xavier Becerra, a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient and former member of the Subcommittee on Health of the House of Representatives' Ways and Means Committee, was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in to serve as the 25th secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senate voted 50 to 49 in favor of Becerra's confirmation as HHS secretary.

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William Burns Confirmed as CIA Director

William Burns

The Senate confirmed William Burns, former deputy secretary of state, a veteran diplomat and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, to lead the CIA as its director. During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in February, he said politics should not interfere with intelligence work. Burns is president of the international affairs think tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Visible Assets Appoints Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to Board Of Directors; John K. Stevens Quoted

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty

Visible Assets announced Tuesday their appointment of Lisa Gordon-Hagerty to its board of directors. Gordon-Hagerty previously served as the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She was the first woman to hold this leadership position. 

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Adm. Davidson Requests Funding for MPE to Advance Pacific Geopolitical Strategy

Adm. Philip Davidson

Admiral Philip Davidson, commanding general of the Indo-Pacific Command, emphasized before the House and Senate Armed Services committees on Wednesday that the funding Mission Partner Environment (MPE) is a critical element of geo-political strategy to hinder adversarial military interests. The MPE will allow Allied partner nations to link into U.S. military systems and communications.

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Rep. Marcia Fudge Receives Senate Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Marcia Fudge

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in a 66-34 vote. Fudge said in her Senate confirmation hearing she will focus on addressing housing issues brought by the COVID-19 pandemic under her new role.

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Merrick Garland Confirmed to Serve as US Attorney General

Merrick Garland

Judge Merrick Garland has received the Senate's confirmation to serve as U.S. attorney general, a role through which he will lead the country's Department of Justice (DOJ). His confirmation resulted from a 70-30 vote the Senate made on the same day. Garland formerly served as a circuit judge for the District of Columbia at the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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Dr. Mark Esper Joins McCain Institute as John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Mark Esper

The McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University has named Dr. Mark Esper, former Secretary of Defense and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, as its inaugural John S. McCain Distinguished Fellow to lead a bipartisan team to assess, discuss and promote policy solutions to the challenges facing U.S. national security decision-makers in the Executive Branch and Congress.

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