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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Robert O’Brien Appointed National Security Adviser, POC Announces Unmanned Systems in the Future Flight Forum, Major Contract Awards for AECOM, Altamira, Booz Allen, Leidos, General Dynamics, NCI, Novetta, SAIC & Weekly Top 10 Stories

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s selected Robert O’Brien to be the new National Security Adviser for the White House. O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who left Trump’s administration last week. In his role, O’Brien will tackle everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran. He will be responsible …

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Monte Hawkins, CBP Director of the National Vetting Center, for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th

On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS. 

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Weekly Roundup: President Trump Nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, Perspecta Closes Knight Point Systems, Guidehouse Acquires Navigant Consulting for $1.1B, Potomac Officers Club Hosts 6th Annual Intel Summit Featuring VADM Robert Sharp and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, GovConWire reported that President Trump would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to succeed Dan Coats as the director of National Intelligence.  “I think that John Ratcliffe is going to do an incredible job, if he gets approved,” Trump told reporters at the White House via CNN. “I think …

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Weekly Roundup: VADM Michael Gilday Nominated for Navy CNO Role, POC Hosting 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th, Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Wednesday, it was reported that Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, was the frontrunner to assume the role due to his experience in cyber warfare. That report was confirmed on Thursday with President Trump approving Gilday’s nomination during a meeting with Navy officials at the White …

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United Technologies Replaces KeyW on GovConIndex, Dana Deasy Receives New Role, Massive Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Following Jacobs Engineering Group’s (JEC) official acquisition of KeyW on June 12th, United Technologies Corp. (UTX) has replaced KeyW as a member of the GovConIndex. You can find the daily performance of the GovCon industry, the latest financial news and expert analysis on the GovConIndex right here. UTX joins the …

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Patrick Shanahan to Take Acting Defense Secretary Role

President Donald Trump has announced that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will serve as secretary of the Department of Defense on an interim basis starting Jan. 1, Military Times reported Sunday. Trump made the announcement in a tweet posted Sunday days after James Mattis disclosed his plan to resign from his …

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U.S. Digital Service Details Progress on 10 Federal Cyber Modernization Projects

The U.S. Digital Service released its first report to Congress under the Trump administration, detailing its progress on 10 projects to modernize digital functionality within Federal departments. Projects include the General Services Administration’s common identity project login.gov, modernizing the Small Business Administration’s certify site, simplifying the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Vets.gov, sponsoring …

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US Bombers Flyover Contested South China Sea

Two U.S B-1 Lancer bombers from Guam flew over the contested South China Sea Thursday, the U.S. Air Force confirmed Friday. The U.S. flyover asserts its “freedom of navigation” rights and challenges China’s claims to almost the whole waterway, Reuters reported. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the country …

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DHS Sec. Kelly: We Are Not Targeting Dreamers

Homeland Security agents are not actively targeting Dreamers for deportation, Secretary John F. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday. “We are not, not, not targeting DACA registrants right now,” said Kelly. Dreamers are illegal immigrants that were approved for tentative status in 2012 under President Obama’s DACA, or Deferred Action …

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Trump to Nominate Christopher A. Wray to Lead FBI

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in a tweet that he will nominate former assistant U.S. attorney general Christopher Wray to head up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.) “I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow,” …

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