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GAO: ODNI Should Develop Policy, Implementation Plan for Continuous Evaluation of Clearance Holders

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to create a formal policy and implementation plan for the continuous evaluation of clearance holders and employees in sensitive positions across the executive branch. GAO said Tuesday ODNI has taken steps to implement continuous evaluation but the agency has …

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Moves to Scrap Obama Administration’s Internet Regulations

Ajit Pai, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, has issued a draft order that seeks to repeal internet regulations the previous Obama administration introduced in 2015. Pai shared his draft Restoring Internet Freedom Order with fellow commissioners who plan to take up the matter at FCC’s Open Meeting scheduled for Dec. 14, FCC said Tuesday. …

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DOE Researchers Recognized for Tech Devt Efforts

R&D Magazine has recognized researchers from the Energy Department for their efforts to develop new technology products or processes. DOE said Monday its national laboratories received 33 of the 100 awards given out during the R&D 100 Awards on Friday in Orlando, Florida. The winners were selected from technology projects that were developed …

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Report: Trump Administration to Issue Rules on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures

The Trump administration is slated to release its rules for determining whether newly-discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be disclosed or kept secret, Reuters reported Wednesday. An anonymous national security official told Reuters that the guidelines are expected to be published Wednesday on the White House website. The source added that the new …

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Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Alex Azar, chairman and founder of consulting firm Seraphim Strategies, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the U.S. biomedicines business unit, the White House said …

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Report Highlights Natl Governments’ Role in Smart City Devt

A new report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s Center for Data Innovation has outlined several ways national governments can help address challenges related to smart city development projects. ITIF said Oct. 30 the management of smart city projects should fall on city governments, but national government support is crucial to the long-term success of …

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