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Defense News  asks: “So whatever happened to Jo Ann Rooney?”  

“’Wow, I haven’t heard that name in quite awhile,’ one Pentagon-based US Navy officer said when asked a few weeks ago about her status. ‘No one talks about her.’”  

“And yet Rooney’s nomination to become undersecretary of the Navy, the second-highest office in the Navy Department, remains in force.”  

“In fact, it’s been more than a year now — Sept. 11, 2013 — since the White House nominated the two-time small college president and former tax attorney to succeed Bob Work in what, during Work’s nearly four years in office, can be one of the most powerful and influential jobs in the Navy.”

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