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DMSP F-19 Satellite to End Weather Data Transmission

The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 will conclude its transmission of weather data to Defense Department and civilian agencies following a three-year operational service. The service branch said Thursday DMSP F-19 experienced a power failure within its command-and-control system in February 2016 and …

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DHS CIO Richard Staropoli Steps Down

Richard Staropoli, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned from his post, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. His resignation came three months after he was appointed by President Donald Trump to replace Luke McCormack in the CIO role. Stephen Rice, principal deputy CIO at DHS, told information …

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Michael Gelber: GSA to Unveil New Plan for FBI HQ Consolidation Project by Year’s End

The General Services Administration plans to submit to Congress by the end of the year a “workable” plan for the FBI headquarters consolidation project, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Michael Gelber, acting commissioner for GSA’s public buildings service, said he would submit within 120 days a plan for the bureau’s new headquarters …

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George Mason University-Led Consortium to Manage DHS-Funded Criminal Network Analysis CoE

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has selected George Mason University to lead a consortium of academic, government, laboratory and industry partners that will operate a new Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center of Excellence. DHS said Wednesday the center will work alongside federal, state and local law enforcement agencies …

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Trump to Nominate Melissa Sue Glynn as VA Enterprise Integration Asst Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Melissa Sue Glynn, former head of public sector practice at global professional services firm Alvarez and Marsal, as assistant secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Enterprise Integration. Glynn previously served as a principal of PwC and led the company’s work with VA, the White House …

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