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Trump Orders Govt Review of Manufacturers’ Capacity to Back US Defense Industrial Base

President Donald Trump signed Friday an executive order for a cross-government review of U.S. manufacturers’ capacity to support the defense industrial base and the availability of skilled labor to maintain the operations of factories, Nextgov reported Friday. Peter Navarro, a presidential adviser and director of the White House’s office of …

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Doug Maughan: DHS Division Supports White House’s Research on Cyber Tool Repository

A cybersecurity division within the Department of Homeland Security has participated in research efforts to facilitate the development of Cyber.gov in support of the White House’s executive order on cybersecurity, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Cyber.gov is a repository of next-generation concepts and platforms designed to ensure security of federal …

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday. GSA is “a couple of weeks off” from awarding the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, Bill Zielinski, deputy assistant commissioner for IT category management at …

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OMB, White House Innovation Office Start 3-Month Sprint to Draft New Cloud, Cyber, Shared Services Policies

The Office of Management and Budget and the White House’s Office of American Innovation have teamed up on a 90-day sprint to develop new programs and policies that seek to address cybersecurity, cloud adoption and citizen services, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Margie Graves, deputy federal chief information officer at OMB, …

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David Shulkin: Trump to Order Creation of VA Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Office

President Donald Trump will issue an executive order to establish an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told reporters the VA’s future Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection could help accelerate the termination of …

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White House Cyber Chief Rob Joyce to Take Part in Innovation Office’s Federal IT Modernization Program

Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, has said his office will be involved in the new Office of American Innovation’s effort to integrate cybersecurity into a program to modernize the federal government’s information technology platforms, Nextgov reported Monday. Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, leads the new White House …

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