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Gina Haspel Confirmed as CIA Director

The Senate voted 54-45 Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel, formerly deputy director of the CIA, as the first female director of the agency, Politico reported Thursday. Haspel will succeed Mike Pompeo, who assumed the secretary of state role in April following his Senate confirmation. She has held various roles at the …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator

The Senate voted 50-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., as NASA administrator, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Bridenstine will replace Robert Lightfoot, who has been leading NASA as acting chief since January 2017 and is set to retire by the end of April after a nearly three-decade career …

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Report: GSA Names Elizabeth Cain as Tech Modernization Fund Executive Director

Elizabeth Cain, formerly a financial management analyst at the General Services Administration’s office of the chief financial officer, has been named executive director of the Technology Modernization Fund, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, announced the appointment Tuesday during a hearing of the House Appropriations …

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Jim Green to become NASA chief scientist in May

Jim Green, director of the planetary science division at NASA’s science mission director, has been appointed chief scientist at the space agency in a move that takes effect May 1. He will succeed the retiring Gale Allen, who has served as acting chief scientist since 2016, and will act as …

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Report: Former JPMorgan Exec Dana Deasy Named DoD CIO

Dana Deasy, formerly chief information officer at JPMorgan Chase, will serve as the Defense Department’s new CIO starting early May, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deasy will oversee cybersecurity, data use and communication efforts as DoD begins to adopt cloud platforms to help accelerate the decision-making process on the battlefield, …

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