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Robert Wilkie, under secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, assumed the role of acting secretary after President Donald Trump fired David Shulkin on Wednesday. Wilkie is the VA's seventh acting secretary in its history. The Senate will now consider the nomination of White House doctor ...
The Defense Department hasn't yet figured out who will run its personnel shop while the current head serves as acting veterans affairs secretary. President Trump announced yesterday that he had tapped Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Robert Wilkie to serve as acting veterans ...

"Seo will exchange ideas on how the two countries can cooperate to enhance bilateral defense ties and national security in a planned meeting with Ellen Lord, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the U.S. Department of Defense, and Mat Winter, the Pentagon director ...
“We are thrilled to have partnered with the Department of Veterans Affairs in developing this wonderful and easily accessible tool,” said Robert Wilkie, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. “We support our veterans, whether they served recently or long ago, and we are excited to ...
It is hard not to know John Bolton's views. All one has to do is to turn on Fox News in order to know that he is hawkish on North Korea, hawkish on Iran, hawkish on terrorism and a strong supporter of Israel. He will not change those views when he moves into his West Wing office. That is not John Bolton.
Subcommittee Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Nuclear Forces and Atomic Energy Defense Activities with John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense; Gen. Robin Rand, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command; and Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Director of Navy Strategic Systems ...

Flournoy served as former under secretary of defense for policy where she was the principal adviser to the secretary of defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. In the mid-1990s, Flournoy ...
The Pentagon is embarking on an era of new investments in key developmental technologies, including directed energy, to ensure continued military superiority over China and Russia, according to Mike Griffin, the under secretary of defense for research and development. "I do believe we are going to put ...
Subcommittee Hearing on Ballistic Missile Defense Policies and Programs with John Rood, Under Secretary Of Defense For Policy; Gen. Lori Robinson, Commander of U.S. Northern Command; Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, Director of the Missile Defense Agency; and Lt. Gen. James Dickinson, Commanding ...
Space-based neutral particle beam generators, as depicted in this image from Aviation Week's Dec. 8, 1986, issue, were a top priority under the Reagan administration's Strategic Defense Initiative: Aviation Week. The Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering wants to bring ...
Flournoy served as former under secretary of defense for policy where she was the principal adviser to the secretary of defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. In the mid-1990s, Flournoy ...
On the heels of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's firing, due to his defiance of President Trump in support of the Iran nuclear deal, rogue Pentagon officials under Secretary of Defense James Mattis are waging their own campaign to keep the deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran. In amazing testimony ...
The morning event was high on enthusiasm from government officials, including acting DOD CIO Essye Miller, DOD Chief Management Officer John Gibson and Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord, but scant on specifics. Additional details came around mid-day, when the ...
President Trump announced he will nominate Dr. Lisa Porter as deputy under secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Most recently, Porter served as executive vice president and director of In-Q-Tel Labs (IQT). Before this, she was the president of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, and she also ...
Lisa Porter, who most recently served as executive vice president and director of In-Q-Tel Labs, has been nominated to be deputy under secretary of defense for research and engineering, according to a White House announcement. Before joining In-Q-Tel Labs, Porter was the president of Teledyne ...
... of assignments, encompassing tactical air-to-air missiles, electronic countermeasures, space, radar, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Collins also served in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, overseeing the department's Airborne ISR, Space and Special Programs.
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy listens to former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul as he speaks at the Panetta Lecture ... 2012-2014, and Michele Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 2009-2012, made up the panel of experts Panetta assembled for the event.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Missile Defense Review being conducted by the Trump administration will also study responses to cruise missile and hypersonic threats as well as ballistic missile attacks, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg said on Monday. "The Missile ...
The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion of the Nuclear Posture Review with Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg. Tuesday. The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing with the chief of U.S. Central Command on defense challenges in the Middle East.
Recently, Anthony Kurta, retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and presidential nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for rersonnel and readiness, expressed his willingness to establish a pharmacy pilot program that will give Tricare patients easier access to maintenance medications. With the ball in its court, ...
“We anticipate these numbers will decrease as the nature of our operations change in Iraq and Syria, but we do not have a timeline-based approach to our presence in either Iraq or Syria,” Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg wrote in the department's letter to Kaine.
The under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, Robert Wilkie told senators 13 percent to 14 percent of service members — about 286,000 to 300,000 — are medically ineligible to deploy on any given day, according to ABC. Command Sgt Maj. John Troxell, the senior enlisted adviser to ...
The Department of Defense is instating a new policy that could lead thousands of service members, who are deemed unfit to deploy overseas, to lose their jobs, according to a U.S. defense official. Robert Wilkie, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told senators this week that on any ...
Most recently, Vickers served as the under secretary of defense for intelligence from 2011-2015, exercising authority, direction and control over the National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, Defense Security Service, ...
“We are absolutely committed to making the Academies safe,” Robert Wilkie, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness said in a release. “It is imperative that these future officers understand how eliminating sexual harassment and assault advances our ability to protect the nation.” The full ...
On February 12, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a discussion of the 2018 NPR. The event featured a keynote by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg. Following his remarks, a panel convened that included Jim Miller, under secretary of defense for policy in the ...
The directed energy weapons program, meant to upgrade the military with high energy laser and high powered microwave weapons technology, has received a commitment of support from a nominee within the Department of Defense. Michael Griffin, nominated for Under Secretary of Defense for Research ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a commitment from Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering nominee Dr. Michael Griffin to implement and advance the directed energy weapons program.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan issued guidance to top Department of Defense heads, including service secretaries, under secretaries of defense, and commanders of combatant commands, on Friday that outlines how the department functions in the absence of government funds.
Roper appeared alongside Michael Griffin, the nominee to be the Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering. Griffin, who previously served as a NASA administrator, said heavy bureaucracy in the Defense Department has slowed research, and that should change in the near ...
Photo Credit: NASA/Renee Bouchard. The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) held a confirmation hearing for former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin to be Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD/R&E) today, along with three other nominees for positions at DOD, the Navy ...
Washington, Department of Defense, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics June, p. 5. 17 Roff, Heather and Moyes, Richard (2016). “Autonomy, Robotics and Collective Systems”, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University, https://globalsecurity.asu.edu/robotics-autonomy.
... Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg, Seoul's ministries said. The participants will focus on discussing a “comprehensive” deterrence strategy against North Korea, including extended deterrence, South Korea's ...
... under secretary of state for political affairs, and David Trachtenberg, deputy under secretary of defense for policy. "In the session this time, (the two sides) plan to discuss comprehensive deterrence against North Korea, including extended deterrence," the ministry said. The U.S. keeps 28,500 troops here ...
For most Americans, refilling a regular prescription is simple — picking up their medicine at their local pharmacy on the way home from work or while doing weekly grocery shopping. But for the more than 800,000 California veterans and beneficiaries of our active duty military currently insured through ...
DEFENSE POLICY UNDER SECRETARY: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of John C. Rood to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Rood, current Lockheed Martin's vice president of government affairs, had spent 20 years in various government roles at the CIA, State Department, and ...
DEFENSE POLICY UNDER SECRETARY: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of John C. Rood to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Rood, current Lockheed Martin's vice president of government affairs, had spent 20 years in various government roles at the CIA, State Department, and ...
Roper was previously the acting chief architect at the Missile Defense Agency, the missile defense advisor for the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and a national security analyst at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory. Both positions require ...
Under Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood), the Department of Defense commissioned a study of the United States' involvement in Vietnam, stretching from the then-current Nixon administration all the way back to the days of Harry Truman, and it details a series of withering analyses ...
Roper was previously the acting chief architect at the Missile Defense Agency, the missile defense advisor for the under secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and a national security analyst at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory. Both positions require ...
The Senate voted 81-7 Wednesday to confirm former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood as the Pentagon's new under secretary of defense for policy. In advance of the vote, however, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took to the Senate floor to criticize Rood, and other Pentagon officials, for having ...
In early 2017, when the Defense Department tapped former Navy acquisition chief Sean Stackley to help reorganize the Pentagon acquisition and research community – splitting the under secretary of defense of acquisition, technology and logistics (USD AT&L) into two jobs, an under secretary for research ...
Among major jobs filled from the defense industry are Patrick Shanahan, a Boeing vice president who is now deputy secretary of defense; Mark Esper, a Raytheon executive who is now Army secretary; Ellen Lord, a Textron executive who now heads the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for ...
Senate: According to the Senate Democrats website, the Senate will meet at 12:00 pm on January 3 and new Senators will be sworn in. (That presumably refers to Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-Alabama). At 5:00 pm, the Senate will consider the nomination of John Rood to be Under Secretary of Defense for ...
Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was under secretary of defense for policy (USDP) at the US Department of Defense (DoD) from 2014 to 2016. In that role, she advised both Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary Ash Carter on the full range of regional and functional national security issues. As USDP she frequently ...
Congress has mandated the restructuring, which calls for Lord to disestablish her office and stand up a new under secretary of defense for research and engineering and a USD for acquisition and sustainment. The reorganization is due to be complete by Feb. 1, 2018. The Pentagon said today FitzGerald ...
... the Defense Department when the federal government shuts down? I can shed some light on this; in October 2013, I was a DoD civilian charged with helping to ensure an orderly shutdown for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. On Dec. 22, the current continuing resolution will expire.
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson answers a question about military acquisitions during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Also attending the hearing were, from left: Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, ...
From right: Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk; Vice Foreign Minister Lim Sung-nam of South Korea; Thomas Shannon, under secretary of state for political affairs; and David Trachtenberg, deputy under secretary of defense for policy. (Yonhap). The two countries have "agreed to continue the rotational ...
Stephen J. Hadley, Former Assistant to the President for National Security (Prepared Testimony); Christine E. Wormuth, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (Prepared Testimony); John B. Bellinger III, Former Legal Advisor to the National Security Council and Department of State (Prepared ...


 

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