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Report: Nick Nayak to Leave DHS for Private Sector

Nick Nayak, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security for nearly three-and-a-half years, will leave the government in July and explore opportunities in the private sector, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Jill Aitoro writes that Nayak could stay at DHS past his planned departure date to help with the …

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VA to Expand Health Clinic Capacity, Tap Private Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will expand the capacity of some clinic and open centers in private health facilities as part of efforts to ensure timely care for veterans, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Josh Hicks writes the VA plans to contact veterans on a waiting list three times, schedule earlier …

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GSA Outlines Cyber Campus Goals

The General Services Administration aims to consolidate cyberdefense efforts and promote public-private collaboration inside the agency’s planned civilian cyber campus in Greater Washington, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Daniel Sernovitz writes details of the proposed campus, including a $35 million budget to roll out the project, were laid out in a …

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Mike McConnell: Gov’t Could Further Cyber Intell Sharing Effort through Incentives

Mike McConnell, former national intelligence director and current vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton, believes the government could convince the private sector to share cyber intelligence through litigation immunity, FCW reported Thursday. Reid Davenport writes McConnell told a law discussion at Georgetown University that both comprehensive laws and international accord are …

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DARPA Seeks Private Sector Cyber Professionals

The Pentagon is looking for private sector professionals who can work to help the federal government administer and protect its cyber infrastructure, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has requested company workforce data including cyber experience,clearance level and a narrative describing employee skills. DARPA also wants information …

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Report: White House Mulls Federal IT Hiring Changes

The White House is considering plans to have government technology staffers work stints in the private sector and grow federal direct hiring authority to help manage large-scale information technology projects, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Gautham Nagesh writes that the White House would rotate innovation fellows program participants through …

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ISA Urges Beta Testing of Voluntary Cyber Framework

The Internet Security Alliance has proposed that the government test a cybersecurity program for U.S. private industry before fully implementing it, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton writes the National Institute of Standards and Technology is scheduled to release in February a final voluntary framework for best practices in securing critical …

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