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GAO: NOAA Should Improve Cost Tracking for Hydrographic Data Collection Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve efforts to track and report costs under its hydrographic survey program. GAO said Thursday NOAA creates an annual report that compares the cost of collecting hydrographic data using agency resources to the cost of acquiring data from the private sector. NOAA …

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OMB’s Grant Schneider: US Digital Service, 18F Should Support Other Agencies’ Cybersecurity Efforts

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has said the U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration’s 18F organization should continue to support other agencies in their efforts to address data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Morgan Lynch writes …

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Susannah Fox: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Can Aid HHS Efforts to Promote Health, Well-Being

Susannah Fox, outgoing chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chief technology officer, has said she believes entrepreneurship and innovation programs are key for HHS to accomplish its mission to protect the health and well-being of people. Fox wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that HH’s office of …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: ‘Arbitrary Lines’ Between Private, Public Property Hamper Govt-Industry Collaboration Against Cyber Attacks

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, has said the “arbitrary lines” between public and private property have resulted in “uneven” cooperation between the private sector and government in the campaign against cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Rogers told attendees at The Wall Street Journal …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Eric Mill, 18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks …

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Commerce Dept Unveils 30 Appointees to Natl Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Commerce Department‘s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has selected 30 professionals from the commercial, nonprofit and academic sectors to serve as NACIE members. DOC said Monday the appointees will provide policy and program recommendations to help  U.S. communities, businesses and workers compete in the global marketplace. Each NACIE member will serve for a term of up …

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