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  • CNAS Program Aims to Examine US-Europe Security Relations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CNAS Program Aims to Examine US-Europe Security Relations

    The Center for a New American Security has launched a program that aims to study mutual security efforts between the U.S. and Europe. Neal Urwitz, CNAS director of external relations, wrote in an article published Monday that the Transatlantic Security program will be led by Julianne Smith, a CNAS senior fellow and former national security adviser to former vice president […] More

  • CNAS Adds James Murdoch to Board of Directors; Michele Flournoy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CNAS Adds James Murdoch to Board of Directors; Michele Flournoy Comments

    James Murdoch, CEO of mass media company 21st Century Fox, has joined the Center for a New American Security policy think tank as a member of the board of directors. CNAS said Tuesday Murdoch will work with other board members to provide oversight and support for the organization’s strategic direction. “James’ experience as a global business and […] More

  • Foreign Affairs, Booz Allen to Hold Defense Acquisition Reform Discussion - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Foreign Affairs, Booz Allen to Hold Defense Acquisition Reform Discussion

    Foreign Affairs magazine and Booz Allen Hamilton will co-host an event to discuss possible ways to improve acquisition programs in the defense sector amid emerging threats and budget constraints. The “Modernizing the Military” event will feature Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work as keynote speaker and will be held at the Council on Foreign Relations […] More

  • Loren DeJonge Schulman Joins CNAS as Senior Fellow, Deputy Director of Studies; Michele Flournoy Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Loren DeJonge Schulman Joins CNAS as Senior Fellow, Deputy Director of Studies; Michele Flournoy Comments

    Loren DeJonge Schulman, formerly senior adviser to National Security Adviser Susan Rice, has been appointed as a Leon E. Panetta senior fellow and deputy director of studies of the Center for a New American Security. Schulman will oversee the center's effort to produce policy research and develop her own national security and defense strategy and reform […] More

  • Former Defense Undersecretary Michèle Flournoy Joins MITRE Board of Trustees; Alfred Grasso Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Defense Undersecretary Michèle Flournoy Joins MITRE Board of Trustees; Alfred Grasso Comments

    Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michèle Flournoy is joining the MITRE board of trustees, the company announced December 21. MITRE president and CEO Alfred Grasso said Flournoy’s national security expertise “will benefit MITRE’s work not only in the defense and homeland security areas but across the wide spectrum of agencies we support.” As undersecretary of defense under President […] More

  • Pentagon Vet Michele Flournoy Joins BCG Public Sector Practice - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Vet Michele Flournoy Joins BCG Public Sector Practice

    Michele Flournoy, formerly the Defense Department’s third-highest ranked official, has joined the Boston Consulting Group as a senior adviser within the public sector practice. The company said she will help drive change in the government arena to BCG teams and governments they work with around the world. Between February 2009 and February 2012, she served […] More

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    Flournoy and Patraeus Emphasize U.S. Progress During Senate Hearing

    Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy and Commander of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Patraeus remained confident in their assertion of military progress in Afghanistan, despite an onset of doubt from Senate members during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. During the hearing, chairman Carl Levin and Sen. John McCain presented their perspectives on the direction […] More

  • The Future of America's Armed Forces - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Future of America’s Armed Forces

    At CNAS’ 2010 conference: Shaping the Agenda, military and policy leaders shared their views on how America’s armed forces will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an increasingly unstable international environment. Keynote speaker Michele Flournoy, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, said that despite significant progress in Iraq and Afghanistan, “we have a […] More

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    Michele Flournoy: “I'm Cautiously Optimistic“ About Success in Afghanistan

    Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy told the House Armed Services committee yesterday that she is “cautiously optimistic“ about success for coalition forces in Afghanistan. “The evidence suggests that our shift in approach is beginning to produce results,” she testified. “The insurgency is losing momentum.  And though real challenges and risks remain, we see […] More

  • Under Secretary Michèle Flournoy: Don't Take "No" For An Answer - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Under Secretary Michèle Flournoy: Don’t Take “No” For An Answer

    In a recent interview with the Pentagon Channel, Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, highlighted the progress that women have made at the Department of Defense and the hope she has for the future of women at the DoD. Secretary Fluornoy said “We've made a tremendous amount of progress from the 1990's.  During […] More

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    Michele Flournoy Testifies Before Congress

    Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, saying that the ongoing campaign in Southern Afghanistan's goal of reclaiming Marjah is the only the opening salvo in a larger initiative to crack the Taliban.  Flournoy is one of ExecutiveBiz’s Top 20 People to Watch in 2010. According […] More

  • ExecutiveBiz Names Top 20 People to Watch in 2010 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveBiz Names Top 20 People to Watch in 2010

    In just a few short weeks, 2010 begins “” the dawn of a new decade. The question now is: Who’ll be leading change in and around government contracting? We’ve got a few suggestions. For the second consecutive year, ExecutiveBiz brings you its annual list of Top 20 People to Watch. From government leaders to CEOs, policy […] More

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