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Air Force Students Pitch Ideas Under Think Tank Initiative

The U.S. Air Force launched an initiative to address the military service's concerns through the presentation of various concepts. Three groups of students from Air University's squadron officer school were tasked to pitch their ideas in updating the service branch's set of processes to senior officials as part of the Think Tank initiative, the Air Force said Monday.

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Thomas Mahnken to Join CSBA as President, CEO

Thomas Mahnken, the current Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College, will join the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments as president and CEO by March 2016. He succeeds Andrew Krepinevich, who founded and has led CSBA since 1993, the Washington-based …

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Ben Bernanke Joins the Brookings Institution as a Distinguished Fellow

Ben Bernanke has joined the Brookings Institution after serving as head of the Federal Reserve for eight years, CityBizList reported Monday. The publication reports Bernanke is now a distinguished fellow at the Washington-based think tank’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. “Brookings scholars have a well established reputation for contributing …

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Juan Zarate on Undermining Terrorist Financial Networks, Adapting to Asymmetric Threats & the Evolution of the Anti-Money Laundering System

This is the second part of an interview with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare. Zarate was instrumental in developing and implementing new global financial mechanisms to promote U.S. national security as a …

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Report: FY 2014 Budget Cuts Could Be Tougher for Agencies

A report from think tank Center for American Progress has warned of a tougher federal budget environment if the second round of sequestration goes into effect in early 2014, Federal Times reported Sunday. Citing the center’s analysis, Sean Reilly writes the impending fiscal year 2014 sequestration cut could prevent the Justice …

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Robert Work To Head Defense, Security Think Tank

Robert Work, Navy undersecretary, is joining the national defense and security think tank Center for a New American Security as CEO and will start his new position April 22. Work succeeds Nate Fick, who stepped down in November 2012 to become CEO of cybersecurity firm Endgame, the CNAS said Wednesday. …

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