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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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House Lawmakers Want Info on Disruption of IRS Student Financial Aid Tool

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers have urged the Internal Revenue Service to provide information about the outage of a tool used to help students apply for federal financial aid. Lawmakers asked IRS commissioner John Koskinen in a letter published Thursday to brief the House Committees on Oversight and Government Reform and Education and the Workforce on a …

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Jason Gray: Cross-Agency Collaboration Key to FITARA Implementation

Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …

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White House Seeks to Promote Veterans’ Use of Federal Education Benefits Through New Measures

The White House has unveiled new measures that seek to help veterans, uniformed personnel and their families leverage the use of federal education benefits through a presidential memorandum. The memorandum calls for the Education Department to work with the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security to develop, launch …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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Jerry Sheehan: Education Dept, USAID and ODNI to Unveil Public Access Plans

The Education Department, U.S. Agency for International Development and Office of the Director of National Intelligence will publish their respective public access plans in response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy‘s Memorandum on Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research. Jerry Sheehan, White House Office of S&T …

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