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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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Rear Adm. Robert Sharp to Assume NGA Leadership Role in February

Navy Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence, has been confirmed by the Senate to serve as director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Sharp, who is also director of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office, will elevate to the rank of vice admiral and assume the NGA chief …

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Defense Secretary James Mattis to Step Down in February

James Mattis will leave the Department of Defense on Feb. 28 after two years of service as DoD’s top civilian leader. “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion …

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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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CNAS’ Susanna Blume Assesses Possible Return to Sequestration

Susanna Blume, a senior fellow in the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, has said U.S. defense spending is likely to drop if Republicans retain control of the Senate and Democrats win a House majority in the midterm elections. Blume wrote in an article published Monday …

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Hill vet Gabrielle Batkin joins Northrop as legislative affairs VP

Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer with more than two decades of congressional experience, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of legislative affairs. She will lead the company’s interactions with Congress and related organizations, including efforts to promote its legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, Northrop said Monday. Lesley …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: The Wash100 Celebration Continues

Weekly Roundup January 26 – February 2, 2018 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes The GovCon “Popular Vote” is Rocked  Craig Abod, Paul Smith, Stu Shea, Bill Rowan, & Larry Prior Among Early Leaders Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO Last week, Executive Mosaic announced its 5th annual list of the most …

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Kaspersky Lab Banned from Federal Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles. Kaspersky was dropped from the pre-approved vendors list provided by NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle and …

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Federal Employees Set to Receive 1.9 Percent Pay Raise

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee passed its 2018 appropriations bill via voice vote Thursday afternoon. The bill does not offer an alternative to President Donald Trump’s 1.9 percent raise offered in his budget proposal, which means federal employees have cleared a hurdle to receiving a pay boost next …

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