Senate Confirms Ex-SAIC Exec As Air Force Secretary

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 2:07 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed former Science Applications International Corp. executive Deborah Lee James to lead the U.S. Air Force, after her nomination had been previously held up by filibusters over planned cuts to the A-10 combat support aircraft.

"I've seen a number of secretaries and chiefs in the years that I've been doing this, and I think she and [Air Force Chief of Staff] Gen. [Mark] Welsh will be the strongest team I've ever seen, and great advocates for the Air Force and airpower,"...
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