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Corey Cooke Appointed GSA Senior Adviser for Cyber & Tech

President Donald Trump has appointed Corey Cooke as senior adviser for cyber and technology to the administrator of the General Services Administration. GSA said Friday that Cooke will offer strategic guidance on legislation and policies related to the agency’s expanding technology transformation portfolio. She previously served as counsel and deputy parliamentarian for the House Committee …

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Report: Pentagon Begins AT&L Separation Into 2 Mission Areas

The Defense Department has begun preliminary work to divide its current acquisition, technology and logistics organization into two offices to comply with a fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provision, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Scott Maucione writes Congress asked DoD to submit an implementation plan for the AT&L reorganization effort in August and complete the establishment of …

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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director

Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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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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NASA Updates Tech Commercialization Readiness Program for Small Businesses; Jenn Gustetic Comments

NASA has updated the space agency’s Civilian Commercialization Readiness Pilot Program  to help companies accelerate development of new technologies with up to 2 million in funding opportunities. CCRPP is available to small businesses that completed Phase II awards under any Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer program of a federal agency, …

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Frank Kendall: Tech Platforms, Operational Concepts Make Up DoD’s Third Offset Strategy

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has said DoD’s Third Offset Strategy seeks to maintain U.S. military edge through the combination of operational concepts and technology platforms such as artificial intelligence and automation, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Kendall said that he …

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Defense Business Board Highlights Priorities for DoD Transition Team After November Elections

Michael Bayer, chairman of the Defense Business Board, has noted that the Defense Department will need to tackle certain issues as part of transition efforts after the presidential election in November, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes a DBB report highlights focus points for the transition team that include personnel …

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Katrina McFarland: Commercial Drone Proliferation Presents New Defense Challenges

Katrina McFarland, acting acquisition chief for the U.S. Army, has pointed to the proliferation of commercial unmanned systems as a global trend for the service branch to watch, C4ISRNet reported Monday. McFarland told the publication one challenge in the counter-UAS area is how to identify friendly versus hostile drones and how to protect military assets such …

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Marc Groman: OMB Updates Guidance for Agencies’ Privacy Mgmt Responsibilities

The Office of Management and Budget has updated its guidance on the role and responsibilities of senior agency officials for privacy amid advancements in technology and information analytics. Marc Groman, senior adviser for privacy at OMB, wrote in a blog post published Thursday  the new guidance outlines requirements for the designation of SAOPs and seeks to help …

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