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Senate Confirms Coats As DNI; Duke Nomination Approved In Committee

The Senate on Wednesday voted 85-12 in favor of Daniel Coats to be Director of National Intelligence (DNI), succeeding James Clapper, who resigned at the end of the Obama administration. Coats is a former Republican senator from Indiana. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approve by voice vote the nomination of Elaine Duke […]

Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke

Trump Nominates Seasoned Management Pro Elaine Duke As DHS Deputy

President Donald Trump on Monday evening announced his intent to nominate Elaine Duke to be the deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, selecting a strong management professional to run the department’s day to day operations. The nomination of Duke might also be seen as a victory for DHS Secretary John Kelly, who reportedly […]

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.). Official Senate photo.

Senator Asks Trump To Keep NNSA, DoD Leadership Through Transition

A United States senator from New Mexico is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to keep current National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Defense Department leadership in their positions until replacements are appointed. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D) said Wednesday in a letter to Trump that he is concerned about NNSA continuity of operations, as Administrator Frank […]

Border Patrol Commander Paul Beeson, director of Joint Task Force-West. Photo from Beeson's LinkedIn page.

DHS Names New Director For Its Southwest Task Force

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week said he has appointed Border Patrol officer Paul Beeson as the director of the joint task force responsible for coordinating the Department of Homeland Security’s activities on the southwest land border. Beeson succeeds Robert Harris, who became the first Director of Joint Task Force-West two years ago as […]

Andy Ingalls, executive vice president of Huntington Ingalls Industries and president of HII Technical Solutions. Photo: HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Acquisition Of Camber, Stands Up Technical Solutions Division

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] on Friday completed its $380 million acquisition of government services provider Camber Corp. and formed a new $1 billion operating division HII Technical Solutions that will be led by Andy Green. HII Technical Solutions brings together Camber and HII’s other service businesses, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport […]

Katharine Gorka, president of the Council on Global Security. Photo: Council on Global Security

Trump Adds Two Members To DHS Landing Team

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday added former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official Thomas DiNanno and Katharine Gorka, president of the national security organization Council on Global Security, to his transition landing team at DHS. DiNanno and Gorka join Heritage Foundation defense and security expert James Carafano and Michael Dougherty, CEO of the industry trade […]

James Carafano, national security expert at the Heritage Foundation. Photo: Heritage Foundation

Trump’s DHS Transition Landing Team Includes Carafano, Head Of Biometrics Group

The President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday morning announced two members to its transition landing team at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), James Carafano, a national security expert with the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, and Michael Dougherty, CEO of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA), an industry trade association that promotes secure identity […]

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. Photo: Boeing

Boeing To Consolidate Most Of Its Services Work Into New Operating Segment

Boeing [BA] on Monday said it plans to stand up a new operating segment in 2017 that will consolidate the core capabilities that currently reside in its commercial and defense services portfolios. The new Boeing Global Services segment will be led by Boeing executive Stanley Deal, 52, who is currently senior vice president of the […]

The USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51). Photo: U.S. Navy

General Dynamics Announces New Presidents For Bath Iron Works, NASSCO

General Dynamics [GD] on Monday said that Dirk Lesko will become president of the Bath Iron Works and Kevin Graney will become president of NASSCO effective Jan. 1, 2017, following the retirement of Frederick Harris. Harris has been president of NASSCO for the past 10 years and president of Bath since Sept. 2013. Before joining […]

Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. Photo: Boeing

Boeing Consolidating Defense Operations To Enhance Competitiveness

With efficiencies in mind, Boeing [BA] on Tuesday said it will consolidate its defense operations over the next four years and create a new international group to put more emphasis on its growing worldwide military sales. A spokesman for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security segment told Defense Daily that the any cost savings and potential […]