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John Bansemer Nominated to ODNI Partner Engagement Assistant Director Post

John Bansemer

Air Force Maj. Gen. John Bansemer, deputy chief of the central security service at the National Security Agency, has been nominated to the role of assistant director of national intelligence for partner engagement. President Barack Obama also endorsed the 28-year Air Force veteran for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general, Defense Secretary Ashton …

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SBA Names New Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development Members


The Small Business Administration has elected four new members to the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet appointed Victor Klingelhofer of Vietnam Veterans of America, Max Kidalov of the Naval Postgraduate School, Davy Leghorn of America Legion and Amanda Bainton of the Military Officers …

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GAO: Sector-Specific Agencies Should Develop Metrics for Cyber Risk Mitigation Efforts


The Government Accountability Office has urged sector-specific agencies responsible for 12 critical infrastructure sectors to work with sector partners to craft performance metrics and measures to improve the way they report outcomes of their cyber threat mitigation efforts. GAO said in a report published Thursday SSAs that have created metrics for their …

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DoD, NASA, GSA Propose Rule to Change Federal Award Recipient Identification

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The Defense Department, NASA and the General Services Administration have proposed an amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to change the way agencies identify organizations that receive contracts, grants and other federal awards, FierceGovernmentIT reported Friday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes the proposed rule aims to remove and replace …

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Frank Kendall, Christopher Miller: DoD Moves to Integrate Health Data Systems


Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the Defense Department has integrated its in-patient, theater and pharmacy data systems to comply with a requirement under the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall told House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) in a …

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Philip Cullom Nominated to DoD Asst Sec for Energy, Installations & Environment

Philip Cullom

Philip Cullom, deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics, has been nominated to the role of Defense Department assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment. President Barack Obama announced Thursday Cullom’s nomination along with other administration posts. Cullom has held his naval operations role since 2012 after he …

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GAO: DoD Should Review Contracted Services Inventory


The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department establish measures to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of its contracted services inventory in support of oversight efforts. GAO said in a report to Congress that some DoD agencies do not regularly review their inventories or accurately report contracted services associated with inherently governmental functions. …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Eyes New Programs to Attract Future Troops, Civilian Talent

Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday at George Washington University that the Defense Department will introduce multiple programs to encourage talented people to join DoD’s civilian or military workforce, DoD News reported Thursday. “In the face of generational, technological and labor market changes, we in the Pentagon must think outside our …

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