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SEC Seeks Chief Risk Officer to Help Manage Commission’s Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to recruit a chief risk officer to help boost the agency’s cyber defense measures, Federal News Radio reported Monday. SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar said during a Data Coalition-hosted forum in Washington that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton suggested the creation of the chief risk officer position. “We’re having discussions …

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SEC Names Timothy Timura Division Deputy Director & Chief Economist

Timothy Timura, a faculty member at American University’s Kogod School of Business, has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission‘s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis as deputy director and deputy chief economist. He will assist DERA Director and Chief Economist Jeffrey Harris in efforts to formulate economic policies, SEC said Thursday. The three-decade investment management …

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Kenneth Johnson Promoted to Full-Time SEC COO

Kenneth  Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis. He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday. Johnson served as chief management …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Discloses 2016 Cyber Breach of Disclosure Document Collection System

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton issued a statement Wednesday saying the agency found in August that a previously identified cyber incident “may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading,” MeriTalk reported Thursday. Clayton refers to a 2016 breach of the test filing component of SEC’s Electronic Data …

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Former Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Jay Clayton Assumes SEC Chairman Post

Jay Clayton, former partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, took his official oath as the 32nd chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission at a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday in Washington. SEC said Thursday Clayton has advised multiple public and private companies on corporate governance, merger-and-acquisition, securities, regulatory and enforcement proceeding matters during his more than …

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