From the AP:  President Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Russia’s envoy to NATO as deputy prime minister in charge of military procurement.

Dmitry Rogozin promised the president that he would use an "iron hand" to fight the deeply entrenched corruption that has undermined efforts to provide new weapons to Russia’s armed forces.

From Reuters:  Rogozin took the post of Sergei Ivanov, a long-standing ally of Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin who was appointed Kremlin chief of staff on Thursday.  (Photo:  Reuters)