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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofit recommended priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusion in a cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday. …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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CBO: Intell Authorization Bill’s Unclassified Provisions to Cost $454M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the unclassified provisions of the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act will cost $454 million to implement from 2017 to 2022. CBO said Monday the bill would authorize a $562 million budget for the Intelligence Community Management Account for fiscal year 2017. The legislation would also permit agency and office …

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Navy Obtains Trademarks for Sea Glider Teaching Aid

The U.S. Navy has registered trademarks for a sea glider that serves as a teaching aid for science, technology, engineering and math classes. The service branch said Tuesday that Joseph Teter, director of technology transfer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock division, collaborated with intellectual patent attorney Michael Badagliacca to obtain the trademarks for SeaGlide …

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Education Dept Kicks Off Simulation Concept Challenge

The Education Department has unveiled a $680,000 competition that calls upon participants from the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology communities to design new types of simulations to help boost career and technical skills. The Department said Wednesday that participants of the EdSim Challenge will be asked to …

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New Minority Business Dev’t Agency Program Eyes Minority Enterprise Access to Federal R&D

The Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency has launched a new initiative that aims to help minority business enterprises gain access to federal research and development projects. MBDA partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer on national outreach efforts under the …

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White House: Federal Executive Actions, Private Sector Projects Eye Renewable Energy Integration With Power Grid

The White House has introduced federal executive actions as well as pilot projects and investment commitments by 33 public and private sector entities that aim to facilitate the integration of renewable energy resources with the U.S. power grid. The Obama administration announced the private and federal sector actions and related programs …

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US-Vietnam Education Cooperation Covers Curriculum Support, Training Programs

The U.S. government continues its cooperation efforts with Vietnam through a series of programs that support the latter country’s efforts to build on its higher education system. The White House said Wednesday the education alliance has assisted more than 30,000 university students with curriculum support and capacity building. Efforts have expanded to include …

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