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David Laufman to Lead DOJ’s Counterespionage Arm

David Laufman, a former federal prosecutor, has been named head of the counterespionage section within the Justice Department‘s national security division, Reuters reported Monday. Aruna Viswanatha writes the appointment is part of DOJ’s effort to counter cyber attacks and other threats to its technology. Laufman worked as a CIA analyst in the 1980s, a congressional investigator …

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Glen Grippen to Oversee VA’s Phoenix Healthcare System; Lisa Freeman Comments

Glen Grippen, a long-time administrator at the Veterans Affairs Department, will lead the agency’s Phoenix healthcare system as director, Army Times reported Wednesday. Dennis Wagner writes Grippen will succeed Glenn Costie as head of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and its satellite clinics in Arizona. Lisa Freeman, acting network director, told …

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Barry West Joins FDIC as Chief Information Officer

Barry West, formerly chief information officer and deputy chief management officer for the Pension Benefit Guaranty, has joined Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as CIO. West, who led the Pension Benefit Guaranty’s information technology and information management aspects, will begin his new role at FDIC on Dec. 1, FDIC said Monday. The 30-plus-year IT veteran previously served …

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Leigh Bradley Nominated as VA General Counsel

Leigh Bradley, director of the standards of conduct office within the office of the general counsel at the Defense Department, has been nominated as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ general counsel. Bradley served on active duty as a judge advocate at the U.S. Air Force between 1982 and 1986 before she joined the …

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David Berteau Nominated as Defense Assistant Secretary for Logistics, Materiel Readiness

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ national security program on industry and resources, has been nominated as logistics and materiel readiness assistant secretary with the Defense Department. He previously served as SVP and director of CSIS’ international security program from 2011 to 2013 and senior …

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Chris Cummiskey to Depart DHS on Oct. 31

Chris Cummiskey, acting undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security, has announced his departure from government service on Oct. 31, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Cummiskey, who has served the federal government for 24 years, told his staff in an email that he will “pursue opportunities in the private …

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