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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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Report: Pentagon Plans to Send Thousands of U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense is planning to send between 3,000 to 5,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, reports CBS News. An announcement on the exact number from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected in the next few days or weeks. The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has said that he …

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Clapper: U.S. Government ‘Under Assault’ Due to Comey’s Firing

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that the U.S. government is “under assault” after President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey. “I think, in many ways, our institutions are under assault, both externally — and that’s the big news here, is the Russian interference in our election …

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Trump Orders All Federal Agencies to Provide Cyber-Security Plans to NIST Within 90 Days

President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to strengthen the cybersecurity of the federal government that will require National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide a cyber-security process framework that all federal agencies comply with. The White House-released document entitled: “Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity …

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President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call. “I think the trend is going in the wrong direction on cyberspace,” Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert …

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: No Decision Yet on Force Size in Aghanistan

The decision on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan has not yet been made, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. DOD News reported that Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not presented President Donald J. Trump with Afghanistan troop recommendations for the …

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Census Bureau Chief John Thompson Steps Down

The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that Director John Thompson will leave the agency next month. The 27 year agency veteran, who has led the agency since 2013, steps down amid costs about funding concerns. Though his five-year term expired in December, he had been expected to stay on through at least the end of …

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GovCon Wire’s Weekly Roundup: CBP, Border Walls, Drones and More

Weekly Roundup April 10 – April 13 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Since the election of President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security has been a topic of much discussion, particularly the Customs and Border Protection agency. Trump’s campaign promises …

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