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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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Keith Nakasone, Jose Arrieta Join GSA’s IT Category Mgmt Leadership Team

The General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology Category has appointed Keith Nakasone as deputy assistant commissioner for acquisition and named Jose Arrieta as director for the office of IT Schedule contract operations. Mary Davie, ITC assistant commissioner, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that Nakasone will manage all acquisition vehicles …

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Gregory Touhill Exits Role as Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Gregory Touhill, federal chief information security officer, has stepped down Tuesday following a four-month stint as head of civilian cybersecurity policies within the Office of Management and Budget, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday. Aaron Boyd writes Touhill’s resignation comes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 and on the same day as …

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CIA Posts 930K Declassified Documents Online

The CIA has released approximately 930,000 declassified documents with a total of 12 million pages on the agency’s website as part of efforts to make such records accessible to the public. All documents are available through CIA’s Electronic Reading Room and includes records on the early CIA history, Cold War, Vietnam, Berlin Tunnel project, …

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Senate Armed Services Committee Unveils New Subcommittee Leaders, Ranking Members

The Senate Armed Services Committee has selected chairpersons and ranking members who will lead the panel’s subcommittees in the 115th Congress. SASC said Wednesday Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), respective chairman and ranking member of the committee, will serve as ex-officio members of all armed services subcommittees. Names of senators and the subcommittees they will …

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NIST Picks 11 Orgs to Manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers in Select Areas

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded roughly $12 million in contracts to 11 organizations that will operate manufacturing centers as part of a program designed to aid small and medium-size entities. NIST said Thursday organizations that secured cooperative agreements under the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program will operate MEP centers …

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CBP Air and Marine Operations Unit Deploys Predator B UAS for Texas Border Security Mission

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Air and Marine Operations component has deployed an unmanned aircraft system to San Angelo, Texas, to help AMO personnel monitor border security in the state. CBP said Tuesday that the AMO deployment of General Atomics-built Predator B drone will utilize an existing AMO operating location and support the agency’s border …

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VA Office of Inspector General Seeks CIO/Deputy Assistant IG for Mgmt & Administration

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General looks for a new chief information officer who will concurrently serve as deputy assistant inspector general for management and administration. A notice posted Friday on USAJobs stated the chosen candidate will manage and provide advisory services for the VA OIG’s resource management and administrative support functions. The …

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