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Mitre Appoints 5 to Visiting Fellows Program

Mitre has appointed five individuals to the nonprofit company’s Visiting Fellows Program that aims to help address complex national problems. The nonprofit said Thursday its newly appointed visiting fellows possess a background in the organization’s strategic focus areas of national defense, cybersecurity and health. Richard Byrne, senior vice president of programs and …

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Ashton Carter Named Belfer Center Director at Harvard Kennedy School

Ashton Carter, former secretary of the Defense Department, has been named director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Gazette reported Tuesday. He will succeed Graham Allison, who will continue to serve as Douglas Dillon professor of government, and serve as professor …

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World Affairs Council Holds Annual Global Education Gala

The World Affairs Council held its annual gala at Ritz Carlton-Washington, D.C., on March 29 to honor organizations that contributed to global education, international affairs and global communications. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was the event’s keynote speaker and also received the International Public Service Award, World Affairs Council said March …

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Defense Business Board Adds 8 Members; Ashton Carter Comments

The Defense Department has elected new members to the Defense Business Board who will work to advise the defense secretary and other DoD officials on business standards. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the appointments on Thursday. “I welcome the new business leaders joining our ranks, and pleased to see former members …

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Pentagon’s Ashton Carter Outlines Preferred Vendor Program

With defense spending eclipsing even the country’s behemoth healthcare bill, the Pentagon is answering calls for reduction in cost by proposing a new program that will ideally motivate defense vendors to fairly and honestly compete for contracts, and may reduce the paperwork and bureaucracy that drive up procurement costs. At …

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DCAA: New Mission, New Philosophy

Patrick Fitzgerald, DCAA Director, and Robert Hale, DoD comptroller, acknowledge in an online editorial for federaltimes.com that “DCAA’s reputation has been tarnished in recent years by complaints involving poor audit quality and abusive management.”  GAO has been particularly critical, releasing a report last October titled “Widespread DCAA Audit Problems Leave Billions …

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