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The Defense Department will try to convince Congress that transferring the sensor from its old, reliable U-2 spy plane to the Global Hawk surveillance drone would be more cost-efficient than keeping both in the air. (Associated Press photographs)

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** FILE ** Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 5, 2014, while testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing focusing on the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2015. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Turkish F-16 jet (image: SRA Alan Port/DoD)

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Turkish F-16 jet (image: SRA Alan Port/DoD)

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National Edition News cover for February 23, 2014 - War’s New Frontier: DOD presses for EMF spectrum used by cell phones for next generation weapons: The F-35 stealth jet. (U.S. Air Force via Associated Press)

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An officer who said he was with the Department of Defense (right) and Navy personnel stand guard inside the gate of the closed Washington Navy Yard on Tuesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson "was impressed with Mr. Marrone's integrity and management abilities" while serving together at the Department of Defense, a DHS spokesman said.

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson "was impressed with Mr. Marrone's integrity and management abilities" while serving together at the Department of Defense, a DHS spokesman said.

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The USS Cowpens seen here in this Defense Department photo.