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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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Pentagon Chief Mark Esper Launches US Space Command

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday officially unveiled U.S. Space Command as the 11th unified combatant command led by Air Force Gen. John Raymond. “Gen. Raymond is acutely aware of the vital role that space plays in U.S. national security and our way of life and is an ideal choice to lead this new command,” Esper, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said in a statement published Thursday.

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Congress, White House Strike Two-Year Deal on Spending, Debt Ceiling

The White House and Congress have reached a deal that would suspend the debt limit until the end of July 2021 and raise federal spending over two years, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The two-year budget deal worth more than $2.7T would increase federal spending by about $320B over a couple of years above budget caps set in the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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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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