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GAO: NRC Should Monitor Compliance of Motor Carriers That Transport Radioactive Sources

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a method to verify that motor carriers of radioactive sources meet NRC’s security requirements. GAO said Thursday NRC’s regulatory authority only covers licensed users of risk-significant radioactive sources and the commission does not directly verify whether motor carriers contracted by licensees have …

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OPM Unveils 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Results; Beth Cobert Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has released the results of an agency-level survey administered to 407,789 federal employees that represented 80 agencies on a data visualization dashboard called UnlockTalent.gov. OPM said Tuesday results of the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey revealed employee engagement and global job satisfaction scores across the federal government and the …

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GAO: Office of Government Ethics Should Identify Other Agencies With Special Govt Employee Data Reporting Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether other federal agencies have experienced difficulties in reporting data on special government employees who do not serve on federal boards. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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GAO: VA, NASA, OPM, NRC Should Address Lapses in Data System Access Controls

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, Office of Personnel Management and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to address weaknesses in their access controls for information systems that store sensitive data. GAO said in a report released Tuesday the four federal agencies should also fully implement the components …

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Former Census CTO Avi Bender Joins Commerce Dept as National Technical Information Service Head

Avi Bender, former chief technology officer for the U.S. Census Bureau, has been appointed to lead the Commerce Department‘s National Technical Information Service that distributes federal science and engineering information and data. Commerce said Monday Bender has played a role in the Census Bureau’s modernization efforts and has previous executive leadership experience from other federal agencies …

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NRLB Cancels Hearings, NRC Warns of Budget Shortfall in Shutdown’s Second Week

Several government agencies face challenges as the shutdown enters its second week with no end to the budget standoff in sight, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jack Moore writes the National Labor Relations Board cancelled its hearings indefinitely on unfair labor practices and representation elections. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission warned that …

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Senate Confirms Macfarlane As NRC Chair

By unanimous vote, the Senate voted on Friday to confirm George Mason University professor Allison Macfarlane as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s new chair, Bloomberg reports. Senators also confirmed Kristine Svinicki to serve on the commission for a second five-year term. President Obama nominated Macfarlane to succeed Gregory Jaczko, who announced …

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