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DOE Seeks 2 Business & Industry Analysts for CIO Office

The Energy Department has begun its search for two business and industry analysts in support of the agency’s office of the chief information officer. The selected candidates within DOE’s office of the deputy CIO for resource management will provide acquisition and management assistance for contracts and programs that support DOE’s national laboratories …

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CIGIE Report: Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Among Areas That Need Cross-Agency Collaboration

A new report by the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency has identified six critical areas that IGs need to address to facilitate and build up cross-agency collaboration. CIGIE said in the December 2017 report those areas include information technology infrastructure modernization; cybersecurity; effort to protect national security; …

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DHS, FAA, Army Collaborate to Develop Aircraft Explosive Vulnerability Testing Tool

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Army to create a simulator technology designed to test explosive vulnerabilities in aircraft. The Aircraft Explosive Testing Simulator is designed for repeated explosive tests and built through S&T’s Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation program, DHS said …

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USDA, Michigan Tech Use Drones In Support of Hiawatha Land Management Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Technological University have partnered to support Hiawatha National Forest’s land management efforts through the use of drones. The drones are deployed to collect data on the condition of wetlands within the area as part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, USDA said Thursday. The data …

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Robert Storch Becomes NSA Inspector General

The Senate has approved Robert Storch as the first presidentially-appointed inspector general for the National Security Agency. He previously worked at the Justice Department‘s Office of the Inspector General in positions such as senior counsel to the IG and deputy IG, NSA said Dec. 22. Storch also chaired the Council of the …

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White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released …

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