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CBO: Bill to Discontinue Printed Federal Register Notices Would Save Govt $1M Annually

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would bar the Government Printing Office from producing free printed Federal Register copies could save the government $1 million per year. According to a CBO report published Wednesday, the House’s Federal Register Printing Savings Act would not impact direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of four consecutive 10-year periods …

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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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NCCA Approves NGA’s GEOINT Fundamentals, Imagery Analysis Certification Programs

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has obtained accreditation from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s National Commission for Certifying Agencies for two GEOINT professional certification programs. NCCA issued the five-year accreditation to NGA’s Imagery Analysis and GEOINT Fundamentals certification programs on Jan. 31 after the agency met and complied with the commission’s standards, NGA …

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GAO: CBP Should Update Guidance on UAS, Aerostat Mission Data Collection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Customs and Border Protection to implement training efforts and update its guidance on collection of mission data associated with the use of Predator B unmanned aircraft systems. CBP should work to update its processes for data collection related to aerostat asset assists and record coordination procedures …

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Senate Approves 2017 NASA Authorization Bill

The Senate on Friday unanimously approved a new NASA authorization bill that would require the agency to study the feasibility of sending astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Orion spacecraft, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 directs the space agency to submit a report that will …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GAO Recommends DHS to Build on Mgmt Function Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Homeland Security to continue efforts to strengthen and integrate management functions through the identification and allocation of resources in areas such as staffing for acquisition and information technology positions. According to a report published Thursday, DHS has met 13 out of 30 outcomes …

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NGA Seeks New CIO, Assistant Director

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has kicked off its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and assistant director. The selected candidate will oversee the evaluation of NGA’s information technology investments and capabilities and collaborate with consultants and top leaders from other agencies within the Defense …

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