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Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan as Permanent Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to serve as Pentagon chief on a full-time basis, The New York Times reported Thursday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, announced the president’s intention in a tweet posted Thursday. “If confirmed by the Senate, I will continue the …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as DHS Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday stepped down from her post as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported Sunday. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet that Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection, will serve as interim DHS secretary. The report said Nielsen’s resignation comes …

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White House Provides Info on Federal AI Projects via New Website

The White House on Tuesday introduced a new website that offers information on the federal government’s artificial intelligence programs and related resources, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The website includes policy initiatives, federal accomplishments and documents, fact sheets and other resources related to AI. “It’s a real hub for all the AI …

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NTT DATA’s Shamlan Siddiqi Suggests Measures to Manage Cyber Posture After Government Shutdown

Shamlan Siddiqi, chief technology officer of NTT DATA’s public sector business, has offered five suggestions for organizations to strengthen their cybersecurity posture following the partial government shutdown. The shutdown ended on Feb. 15 after President Donald Trump signed into law an appropriations package that would fund the rest of the government …

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White House Launches ‘American AI Initiative’ Through Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order to launch a new program that will direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence in order to build up economic and national security and improve the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles …

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Peraton’s Reginald Brothers on DoD R&D Funding, Artificial Intelligence

Reginald Brothers, an executive vice president and chief technology officer of Peraton, said during a Government Matters interview aired Thursday that the pace of technology suggests that the Department of Defense needs more research-and-development funding in order to remain competitive. “The challenge now is how fast technology is changing. As such, …

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PSC’s David Berteau: Trump’s Move to Reopen Gov’t an Initial Step to Longer-Term Agreement

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has said President Donald Trump’s move to sign a measure to temporarily reopen federal agencies affected by the partial government shutdown through Feb. 15 is a “critically important first step.” The move “shows the beginning of finding common ground to a …

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Report: Trump to Order Establishment of Space Command

President Donald Trump is expected this week to order the creation of a new combatant command that would focus on space, CNN reported Monday. Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Tuesday the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Pentagon this week to talk about the administration’s plan …

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McAleese & Associates: Trump Backs $733B to $750B Defense Budget for FY 2020

A new McAleese & Associates report says President Donald Trump appears to have expressed support to a defense budget request of $733B to $750B for fiscal year 2020 following his meeting with lawmakers and other government officials. Trump met with Defense Secretary James Mattis; National Security Adviser John Bolton; Senate Armed Services Committee …

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Gen. Mark Milley to be Nominated Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. Mark Milley, chief of staff at the U.S. Army and a two-time Wash100 winner, as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Defense.gov reported Saturday. Milley, who assumed his current role in August 2015, would become the 20th JCS leader and succeed U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph …

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