Tag Archives: White House

Arizona Policy Advisor Joseph Cuffari Nominated for DHS Inspector General Post

President Trump is nominating Joseph Cuffari, military and veterans affairs policy advisor to the governor of Arizona, to become inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security. The former airman held a number of active duty and leadership roles with the U.S. Air Force, a tenure totaling over 40 years, the White House said Thursday.

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John Bolton Says Federal Budget Deficit Has National Security Implications

National Security Adviser John Bolton recently said that the U.S. budget deficit, at its current level, has national security implications, Defense News reported Friday. Last month, the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget announced via a joint statement that, in fiscal 2018, the country had incurred a budget deficit worth $779B, or 3.9 percent of the country's gross domestic product.

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Security Experts Share Views on White House, DoD Cyber Strategies

Some cybersecurity experts have expressed their views on cyber strategies issued by the White House and the Defense Department in September, National Defense reported Thursday. Daniel Charles, CEO and co-founder of Charles Bernard Ventures, said both strategies outline key initiatives, such as efforts to increase accountability among contractors and DoD’s move to prioritize partnerships with foreign allies to address future issues.

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DoD Comptroller Describes $1B Pentagon-Wide Audit Service to Taxpayers

Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist recently emphasized the significance of the on-going $1B DoD-wide audit, describing the effort as a service to taxpayers, Government Executive reported Monday. Speaking at the Professional Services Council’s 54th annual Vision Federal Market Forecast conference, Norquist said he was less concerned by the bad publicity that the audit might bring on and was concerned more about the possibility that people might misinterpret the audit’s results.

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National Space Council to Discuss Space Force Progress, Plans at Next Meeting

The National Space Council will discuss proposals to establish a space-dedicated service branch at a meeting scheduled for Oct. 23, Space News reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence said in a tweet that the meeting will cover existing progress and steps leading to the development of a Space Force.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Audit Supply Chains of Defense, Aerospace Companies

The Defense Department will conduct an audit of the U.S. aerospace and defense sector’s supply chains after DoD released a White House-commissioned study of the defense industrial base, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said U.S. intelligence agencies will take part in the review to assess the local defense supply chains' readiness to support warfighters.

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