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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, second from right, shakes hands with a graduating U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman as a fellow Midshipman celebrates with her diploma during the Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
David Thornton is a digital editor of Federal News Network covering federal management, workforce and technology issues.