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GAO: OMB, Federal Agencies Implemented 46% of 800 Auditors’ IT Reform Recommendations

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Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget have implemented 46 percent of the Government Accountability Office‘s 800 recommendations on information technology acquisitions and operations management. GAO said Tuesday the number of implementations as of October 2016 reflects a 23 percent increase compared to the percentage reported in 2015. Auditors added agencies …

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NSF Awards $76M in Cyber Study Research Grants

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The National Science Foundation has awarded $76 million in research grants to 241 projects across 36 states and 129 institutions in an effort to study the scientific, engineering and socio-technical aspects of cybersecurity. Projects under the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program will explore aspects such as hardware, software, network security and human incentives and …

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Mark Bradley Named NARA Info Security Oversight Office Director

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Mark Bradley, director of the Freedom of Information Act declassification and pre-publication review at the Justice Department, has been appointed director of the National Archives and Records Administration‘s information security oversight office. He will transition to his new role on Dec. 27 and will lead the office that oversees the governmentwide security classification system …

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NASA Picks University of Oklahoma-Led Team for $166M Geostationary Vegetation, Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mission

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NASA has chosen a consortium led by the University of Oklahoma for a five-year Earth science mission to measure greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space as part of efforts to better understand the planet’s natural exchanges of carbon between the atmosphere, land and ocean. The Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory initiative aims to monitor plant health …

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Rep. Adam Schiff Eyes Support for Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary Via Waiver

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California) has said he would support the nomination of James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, as secretary of the Defense Department through a congressional waiver, the Christian Science Monitor reported Tuesday. Anna Mulrine Grobe writes Congress would need to pass a waiver in order for Mattis, who has …

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