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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station noted Arietta will succeed Angela Billups, who …

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President Trump Approves 2-Week Govt Funding Extension

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current spending levels through Dec. 22, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump signed the CR a day after Congress passed the stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown and after the president reached a “tentative …

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Treasury Dept Sanctions 13 Foreign Firms, 20 Vessels With Commercial Ties to North Korea

The Treasury Department has imposed new sanctions on one individual and 13 foreign companies and agencies that have trade connections to North Korea as part of efforts to counter the East Asian country’s nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. “As North Korea continues to threaten international peace and security, we are …

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Report: Trump Reinstates North Korea’s ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ Designation

President Donald Trump has decided to designate North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism for “repeatedly” backing assassinations overseas and other terrorist acts, CNN reported Tuesday. Trump said Monday during a public cabinet meeting at the White House that the Treasury Department is set Tuesday to introduce new sanctions against …

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Report: Trump Administration to Issue Rules on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures

The Trump administration is slated to release its rules for determining whether newly-discovered cybersecurity vulnerabilities should be disclosed or kept secret, Reuters reported Wednesday. An anonymous national security official told Reuters that the guidelines are expected to be published Wednesday on the White House website. The source added that the new …

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David Kautter Appointed IRS Acting Commissioner

President Donald Trump has appointed David Kautter, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in a move that takes effect Nov. 13, the White House reported Thursday. Kautter previously worked at professional services firm EY in positions such as director of national tax …

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Inspector General: IRS Cybersecurity Center Should Improve Incident Reporting, Employee Training Activities

The Treasury Department‘s inspector general for tax administration has urged the Internal Revenue Service‘s cybersecurity center to address gaps in its employee training and incident reporting and response efforts. TIGTA said in a report published Aug. 28 it reviewed 100 cyber incidents in fiscal years 2015 and 2016 and found that IRS’ Computer …

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