assistant secretary – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ Sat, 19 Mar 2022 14:11:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://athenasite.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-1-120x120.png assistant secretary – Athena Site http://athenasite.net/ 32 32 Maryland Assistant Secretary of State Kathy Smith reaches out to the parish and beyond https://athenasite.net/maryland-assistant-secretary-of-state-kathy-smith-reaches-out-to-the-parish-and-beyond/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 05:00:54 +0000 https://athenasite.net/maryland-assistant-secretary-of-state-kathy-smith-reaches-out-to-the-parish-and-beyond/ When the economic fallout from the pandemic was at its worst, Kathy Smith was ready to help. A parishioner of Sacred Heart in Glyndon, Smith knew members of her Baltimore County congregation could struggle as people — especially in the service industry — lost their jobs or had reduced hours. “So she put together a […]]]>

When the economic fallout from the pandemic was at its worst, Kathy Smith was ready to help.

A parishioner of Sacred Heart in Glyndon, Smith knew members of her Baltimore County congregation could struggle as people — especially in the service industry — lost their jobs or had reduced hours.

“So she put together a bunch of people who have different specialties in resume writing or interviewing or those things and put together a team that could help somebody if they wanted help applying for jobs. “, said Father Gerard Francik, pastor.

Kathy Smith was instrumental in organizing St. Joseph’s Ministry at Sacred Heart in Glyndon. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

“She loves her faith. She is on fire with faith. She and (her husband) see their role here at Sacred Heart as trying to get the message of Jesus to the world,” he said.

Father Francik said the program known as St. Joseph’s Ministry is just the latest example of Smith’s determination and ingenuity. Although the economic situation is improving, Smith plans to continue St. Joseph’s ministry to help parishioners advance in their careers, especially those in low-wage jobs who want to move into other roles.

“These are tough times and people often don’t have the resources available to know where to start. ‘What do I do? How can I even write a resume? Do I have a resume? “, did she say.

For Smith, the role of charity permeates most aspects of his life. She is currently Maryland’s Assistant Secretary of State for Charities and Legal Services. A special appointment by Governor Larry Hogan, the Assistant Secretary of State, helps regulate charities and solicitors and investigates and holds hearings when charities and solicitors are accused of misconduct.

“Reputable charities are compromised when scammers are out there scamming hard-earned money from unsuspecting donors,” Smith said. “So what we’re doing is essential because it’s for the protection of the public.”

Yet, Smith said, when investigating people who break charity and notary regulations, she always keeps the Catholic principle of mercy in mind.

She said she always investigates thoroughly during her hearings to separate bad actors from people who failed to do their due diligence and were ignorant of the law.

“It’s acknowledging that each of us makes mistakes,” she said. “It’s understanding the redemptive suffering and mercy that (God) shows us that really informs the way I approach these situations. It’s essential to have the opportunity to show mercy and show grace and to offer grace.”

A native of Long Island, NY, Smith holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore. She and her husband, Joseph Smith, former human relations officer for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, have five children and seven grandchildren.

Prior to her role with the state, she worked for years serving nonprofit and healthcare organizations, including the National Blood Clot Alliance and the Capital Campaign Committee for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

She is also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a Reader at the Sacred Heart.

“For me, faith is an invitation and a response,” she said. “God invites, we respond. The Blessed Mother responded in the most selfless way…surrendering herself completely. This is how I tried to live my life, serving God.

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Statement from HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs Loyce Pace on International Women’s Day https://athenasite.net/statement-from-hhs-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-womens-day/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 20:35:57 +0000 https://athenasite.net/statement-from-hhs-assistant-secretary-for-global-affairs-loyce-pace-on-international-womens-day/ Today, ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of Health and Human Services (HHS), Loyce Pace, released the following statement: “Each March 8, International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary women who are leading the way in this country and around the […]]]>

Today, ahead of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8, Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs of Health and Human Services (HHS), Loyce Pace, released the following statement:

“Each March 8, International Women’s Day, we take a moment to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary women who are leading the way in this country and around the world.

“Women leading the way in business and government, in science and academia, in the arts and sports. The women who keep our homes, our communities and our countries strong. The women who have united us over the past two years – as teachers, health workers and caregivers.

“But on International Women’s Day, we also reflect on the gender inequalities that continue to plague our societies around the world. We are reminded that the barriers are especially steep for women of color and for those who have been historically excluded and marginalized in the United States and around the world. And it reminds us of the work we still have to do to build more equitable societies.

“At the Office of Global Affairs, we are committed to continuing this important work. As the diplomatic spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, we work alongside our partners around the world to break down these barriers and expand opportunities so that the solutions we build are solutions that work for everyone. world.

“On this International Women’s Day, let us recommit to working together to build a better future for women, for girls and for all of us.

“Happy International Women’s Day! »

Read the HHS Fact Sheet and Secretary Becerra’s Statement Celebrating Women’s History Month.

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Under Secretary of State, Akunna Cook and Acting Chief Operating Officer of Prosper Africa, Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:59:06 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-under-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-acting-chief-operating-officer-of-prosper-africa-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

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Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy, and support for election candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

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LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she toured as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

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Media Advisory – February 22 Digital Media Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 16:17:13 +0000 https://athenasite.net/media-advisory-february-22-digital-media-briefing-with-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-state-akunna-cook-and-prosper-africa-acting-chief-operating-officer-leslie-marbury/ JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2022, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, for a digital news briefing on the growing economic and trade ties between the United States and the African continent. Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook and Prosper Africa Acting Chief Operating Officer Leslie Marbury will connect from Johannesburg during their February 14-March 1 trip to Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and in Namibia. After brief opening remarks, DAS Cook and A/COO Marbury will answer questions from participating journalists.

DETAILS:

Speakers:

Deputy Under Secretary of State Akunna Cook; and
Acting COO of Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury

Dated: Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m. Johannesburg | 11:00 GMT | 06:00 Washington, D.C.

Language: English. Simultaneous interpretation in French will be provided.

Basic rules: The briefing will be recorded.

Login information: To be provided by RSVP

RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking here

Twitter: Follow the conversation on #AFHubPress for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub.

Biographies

Akunna Cook

AKUNNA COOK – Assistant Under-Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Cook oversees U.S. foreign policy development for Southern Africa, as well as economic and regional issues, including trade, investment, climate, health, multilateral engagement, democracy and human rights. ‘man. Previously, Ms. Cook was the founder and director of Drake Road Strategies, where she advised individuals and organizations on strategy and public policy advocacy. She was also the first executive director of the Black Economic Alliance, a non-partisan organization focused on the economic advancement of the black community through policy development, advocacy and support for electoral candidates.

Ms Cook practiced law at a major international law firm, where she advised former Attorney General Eric Holder on political and legal strategy related to redistricting in the country. She has also advised various clients on public policy, government affairs and corporate governance. Ms Cook also served as a lawyer in the office of US Senator Chris Coons. Ms. Cook began her career at the State Department more than 20 years ago as a Foreign Affairs Fellow from Pickering. She served for nearly ten years as a career diplomat in the Department of State where she focused on economic and political development. Ms. Cook’s foreign service assignments included overseas service in China, South Africa and Iraq, and several years in Washington with the Africa Bureau in various roles. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration. Ms. Cook is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Washington, DC Bar. She is also a board member of the Alliance for Justice.

Leslie Marbury

LESLIE MARBURY – Chief Operating Officer, Prosper Africa Leslie Marbury joined Prosper Africa in July 2021 as Acting Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, she completed a tour as Mission Director in Rwanda and Burundi, where she led the development of a new country development cooperation strategy, established a leadership initiative to empower the staff the means to achieve better development results and led the response to COVID-19. . His previous posts include Honduras, Bolivia, South Africa and Burma. Throughout her tenure in the U.S. government, she has worked with governments, the private sector, and civil society to improve economic governance, private sector investment, trade, the financial sector, environmental policy, agricultural development and food security. Leslie is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She gained her formative experience as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana and completed her Masters in Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Georgia.

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Doug Bush sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology | Item https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:15:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/doug-bush-sworn-in-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-army-for-acquisition-logistics-and-technology-item/ WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate. As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary […]]]>

WASHINGTON – The Honorable Douglas R. Bush was sworn in February 11, 2022 as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology following his appointment by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his confirmation by the US Senate.

As ASA (ALT), Mr. Bush will lead the Army’s acquisition business and advise the Secretary of the Army on all matters related to acquisition programs and policies. He is also the Army’s Director of Acquisitions, Senior Director of Procurement, Scientific Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, and Senior Army Research and Development Officer. In addition, he appoints, manages and evaluates program directors and directly subordinate program managers, and is responsible for the management of more than 43,000 professionals within the Army and Manpower Acquisition Corps. army acquisition work.

In March 2021, Mr. Bush was appointed by President Biden as Deputy Principal ASA(ALT) and, in that capacity, was designated as the ASA(ALT) on an interim basis until his appointment in September 2021.

Upon confirmation, Bush said, “It is a great honor to lead the vibrant Army acquisition community in fulfilling its mission to develop, acquire and deliver the capabilities needed by the Army, to our soldiers and the joint force”.

He listed several priorities that will guide his efforts, including:

(1) Focus on program execution and performance to ensure timely delivery of improved equipment to soldiers

(2) Improve and accelerate software acquisition

(3) Emphasize security in procurement, including cybersecurity and supply chain security

(4) Test systems realistically to ensure problems are identified and resolved quickly

(5) Work closely with Congress on Army modernization programs

Mr. Bush was a congressional staffer for nearly 19 years, serving in various positions in the US Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, from 2019 to 2021, he served as Deputy Director of Staff for the House Armed Services Committee, where he was responsible for the administration and operations of the committee, while also advising Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) on political issues. From 2007 to 2018, he served on the HASC as a professional staff member, advising committee members on a wide range of acquisition programs and policy topics.

Mr. Bush began his public service career as an armored officer in the US Army, where he served with the 24th Infantry Division and the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science (American politics) from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.

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Republicans criticize Air Force assistant secretary’s proposal to monitor troops https://athenasite.net/republicans-criticize-air-force-assistant-secretarys-proposal-to-monitor-troops/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/republicans-criticize-air-force-assistant-secretarys-proposal-to-monitor-troops/ Ravi Chaudhary is President Joe Biden’s choice to serve as the Air Force’s assistant secretary for energy, facilities and the environment, after serving in the Federal Aviation Administration during the Trump administration. (Facebook) WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Last year, Ravi Chaudhary called on the military to use artificial intelligence to track service members’ online […]]]>

Ravi Chaudhary is President Joe Biden’s choice to serve as the Air Force’s assistant secretary for energy, facilities and the environment, after serving in the Federal Aviation Administration during the Trump administration. (Facebook)

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Last year, Ravi Chaudhary called on the military to use artificial intelligence to track service members’ online activity in an effort to root out extremists. On Thursday, it came back to haunt the candidate for a top Air Force job.

Chaudhary is President Joe Biden’s choice to serve as the Air Force’s assistant secretary for energy, facilities and the environment, after serving in the Federal Aviation Administration during the Trump administration. But he faced a hostile crowd of Republicans during his Senate Armed Services Committee nomination hearing.

GOP senators focused their questions on the Air Force veteran’s July 2021 op-ed in Foreign Policy News, reflecting how the military should respond to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot on Capitol Hill, arguing that Chaudhary’s proposal to monitor service members would violate due process and invade their privacy.

Between 10 and 20 percent of those charged in the Jan. 6 riot were military or veterans, according to conflicting media accounts. Responding to this evidence, Chaudhary suggested in his article using artificial intelligence as a way to monitor military communications and counter extremism in the armed forces. He said an algorithm could flag “toxic behaviors” for commanders to review.

He cited other examples of extremist violence within the ranks, including a 2019 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida in which an aviation student shot dead three people and injured eight, as well as multiple murders. at Fort Hood, Texas. In 2009, an Army Major shot dead 13 people and injured 30, while two years ago, Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén was beaten to death with a hammer by a fellow soldier.

Nonetheless, Republicans on the panel opposed Chaudhary’s plans, arguing that such surveillance would invade privacy and violate due process.

“I think that’s a really awful idea,” ranking member James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma said.

Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee asked if Chaudhary would use AI or machine learning to monitor the electronic footprint of military personnel.

Florida’s Rick Scott asked Chaudhary if he would require service members to download an app to their phones that would monitor them and compared Chaudhary’s suggestion of using artificial intelligence to track communications to usage. by China of technology to track and imprison Uyghur Muslims.

Josh Hawley of Missouri, who has opposed nearly all of Biden’s nominees for executive office and federal judgeships, also joined in, saying he was “astounded” that Chaudhary had been nominated for the post. light of his article and that he would not support his nomination.

Chaudhary responded by explaining that the intention of his article was to engage in the public debate on extremism after January 6 and that he did not want to implement the proposal.

“It didn’t work out and I regret it,” he said. “The men and women who serve – the vast majority of men and women who serve – serve with honor, integrity and excellence, and I believe that the constitutional rights of our men and women who serve must be protected, period.”

Chaudhary appeared before the committee alongside three other candidates: Franklin Parker for deputy secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs; Agnes Schaefer as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; and Frank Calvelli as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration.

If confirmed, Calvelli would be the Air Force’s first assistant secretary for space acquisition and integration since the Space Force was created in December 2019.

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DVIDS – News – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics takes an in-depth look at DLA Aviation missions https://athenasite.net/dvids-news-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-defense-for-logistics-takes-an-in-depth-look-at-dla-aviation-missions/ Wed, 16 Feb 2022 18:37:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/dvids-news-deputy-assistant-secretary-of-defense-for-logistics-takes-an-in-depth-look-at-dla-aviation-missions/ Senior Defense Logistics Agency Aviation leaders discussed the challenges of sustaining aircraft with the Leigh Method during their Feb. 10 visit to the DLA Aviation Operations Building on Defense Supply Center in Richmond, in Virginia. Method is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, […]]]>

Senior Defense Logistics Agency Aviation leaders discussed the challenges of sustaining aircraft with the Leigh Method during their Feb. 10 visit to the DLA Aviation Operations Building on Defense Supply Center in Richmond, in Virginia.

Method is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, Washington, D.C.

DLA Aviation Air Force Commander Brig, Gen, David Sanford started the day by reviewing “what DLA Aviation brings to the fight.” Briefings included conversations about the business’s mission of supporting aircraft as well as unique missions supporting industrial plant equipment, industrial gases, petroleum and environmental products and providing mapping products for the mission planning and navigation.

“If you can understand class 9 [repair parts] you can figure something else out,” Method said.

All parties agreed that requirements determination can always be improved and Sanford spoke about the challenges of forecasting requirements in peacetime and wartime.

DLA Aviation Deputy Commander Charlie Lilli said, “DLA Aviation is at the heart of the preparedness; while Sanford pointed out that approximately 45% of its workforce is organized outside of Richmond in advanced locations close to our customers.

Lilli shared that some weapon systems have elements that cross DLA’s major subordinate commands and that DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime are co-dependent on each other to meet customer requirements.

Method emphasized the need for close collaboration with customers and said, “Don’t leave machines [business systems] run the requirements.

Brian Gray, with DLA Aviation – Finance, Kent Ennis, Director of Planning for DLA Aviation, and Spencer Shaffer, Director of Business Process Support, covered the impact of past inventory build-ups to meet service needs, the impacts purchases during COVID-19, and how Defense Working Capital constraints are impacting our mission and the actions the business has taken proactively to reduce the impacts.

DLA Aviation actions include reducing quantities ordered and safety stock, limiting the material replacement rate to 85-90% against the dollar, pre-positioning material receipts by 18 to 30 months to reduce orders open or aged stock transfer plans and the extension of payment terms to 30 days for eligible suppliers. .

Shaffer said: “Some of our best innovations are simply asking why [are we doing it like this?]

Ennis said that through actions like the ones above, DLA Aviation saved $131 million in bond authority and $90 million in inventory reductions.

Method said she was less concerned with the size of inventory than “do agencies know what’s out there and what their plans are for it,” urging agencies to be able to “draw a clear line between data and their decisions”.

In connection with the need to obtain the correct information on the needs, it is necessary to ensure that the priorities of the activity correspond to the military services.

Sanford said we need more discussions between services and DLA about the most combat-important weapon systems now and in the future to ensure we’re prioritizing purchases for the right parts. Agreed method, saying the commodities and repair side of the business are critical to the ability to “fight tonight”.

Echoing Lilli’s earlier comment, Shaffer said his business process leadership is at the heart of DLA Aviation’s processes and fosters challenging environments which Method says has been updated over time (thanks to improving processes) to meet needs.

One DLA Aviation process improvement that has resulted in cost savings is last year’s self-initiated pilot program that develops local analysts to create robotic process automation programs. Their efforts resulted in four automated processes, saving more than 5,000 man-hours to date.

Method said it was a fantastic initiative and spoke of opening up discussions about the future of work and the growth of human capital.

“I can hire any data scientist and teach them logistics; but I can’t make every logistician a data scientist,” she said and added that the idea of ​​developing local functional designers and automation developers in logistics is an idea that the maintenance community power should explore.

Morning briefings included discussions of dwindling manufacturing sources and how DLA Aviation deals with parts obsolescence. Method shared that her office will release a new policy on dwindling manufacturing sources and material shortages this year and that she would like more discussions with the DLA Aviation team about her strategic innovations and last resort options.

Cathy Contreras, Acquisition Manager, DLA Aviation, along with Chris Davis, Director of Strategic Acquisition Programs, highlighted contract vehicles that bring efficiency and speed to the process, enabling integration with military services by adding their specific needs to existing contracts, while DLA Aviation serves as a contract vehicle to help meet those requirements.

Discussions concluded with updates on service collaborations, DLA Aviation’s efforts to follow best business practices, and cost savings achieved by making the most of repairable equipment used as a substitute for purchasing new spare parts.

After a lunch break, Adrianne Moore, Richmond Facility Management Manager, DLA Installation Management, gave Method a tour of the facility, sharing the history of the facility, highlighting DLA tenants and non-DLA, as well as future construction and facility improvements.








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Assistant Secretary of the Army Michael Connor #NCAIECWS2022 https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-of-the-army-michael-connor-ncaiecws2022/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/assistant-secretary-of-the-army-michael-connor-ncaiecws2022/ Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022. Connor’s job includes overseeing the United States Army Corps of Engineers, whose track record in Indian Country has been negative, both historically and more recently, especially with the illegal operation of the Dakota Access […]]]>
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael Connor addresses the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2022. Connor’s job includes overseeing the United States Army Corps of Engineers, whose track record in Indian Country has been negative, both historically and more recently, especially with the illegal operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Connor spoke at the winter session of the NCAI executive council, which was held virtually due to COVID-19[female[feminine. He answered questions from participants following his remarks. “We want to do more work in Indian country. We want to improve relations,” said Connor, who is a citizen of Pueblo de Taos, a federally recognized tribe in New Mexico. The moderator of the discussion is President Mark Macarro of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. He is the recently elected vice president of the NCAI.

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LDH Appoints Melinda ‘Mendy’ Richard as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Aging and Adult Services https://athenasite.net/ldh-appoints-melinda-mendy-richard-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-office-of-aging-and-adult-services/ Tue, 15 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/ldh-appoints-melinda-mendy-richard-as-assistant-secretary-of-the-office-of-aging-and-adult-services/ The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) today announced the appointment of Melinda “Mendy” Richard as the Associate Secretary of the Office of the Department of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS). Richard most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Preparedness and Health Protection at the Office of Public Health (OPH). Richard […]]]>

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) today announced the appointment of Melinda “Mendy” Richard as the Associate Secretary of the Office of the Department of Aging and Adult Services (OAAS). Richard most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Preparedness and Health Protection at the Office of Public Health (OPH).

Richard will begin his new role as Assistant Secretary on Monday, February 28. She will take over from Acting Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Adkins, who will assume the role of Deputy Assistant Secretary of OAAS.

OAAS was created within the Department of Health as a health care reform initiative, bringing together all long-term care programs that serve elderly residents and people with disabilities at the age adult.

Richard joined LDH in 2016 after more than 20 years of public service at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Department of Public Safety – Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, and Division of Administration. She graduated from Louisiana State University and LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. Richard is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality and a Certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist with the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

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Joyce Msuya becomes Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator – World https://athenasite.net/joyce-msuya-becomes-under-secretary-general-for-humanitarian-affairs-and-deputy-emergency-relief-coordinator-world/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://athenasite.net/joyce-msuya-becomes-under-secretary-general-for-humanitarian-affairs-and-deputy-emergency-relief-coordinator-world/ New York, February 10, 2022: Joyce Msuya, of the United Republic of Tanzania, joins today as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Ms Msuya succeeds Ursula Mueller of Germany, who had held the position until February 2020. In the […]]]>

New York, February 10, 2022: Joyce Msuya, of the United Republic of Tanzania, joins today as Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Ms Msuya succeeds Ursula Mueller of Germany, who had held the position until February 2020. In the meantime, Ramesh Rajasingham had served as Acting Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Ms. Msuya brings over 20 years of experience in international development and finance, spanning strategy, operations and partnerships, and with various assignments in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Since 2018, Ms Msuya has served as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya. Between 2018 and 2019, she served as Acting Executive Director of UNEP at the Under-Secretary-General level, leading the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly and mobilizing resources to support its mission.

Ms. Msuya has held several senior positions within the World Bank Group, including Special Representative and Head of Office of the World Bank Group in the Republic of Korea, Regional Coordinator at the World Bank Institute, based in China, and Special Advisor to the then Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. She also led the International Finance Corporation’s strategy and operations in Africa and Latin America, covering the manufacturing, agribusiness and services sectors.

Ms. Msuya holds an MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Ottawa, Canada, a BSc in Biochemistry and Immunology from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and management certifications and in public health from Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University. .

Ms. Msuya is fluent in English, Swahili and Pare, and speaks Mandarin. She is married and has two children.

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