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Ronald Vitiello to be Nominated ICE Director

President Trump intends to nominate Ronald Vitiello, current deputy director and acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to lead the agency on a full-time basis. The White House said Monday the more than 30-year law enforcement veteran previously served as acting deputy commissioner at the Customs and Border Protection. Vitiello started his …

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Administration Officials Call for R&D Investments to Preserve National Security, Economic Competitiveness

A recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy called on federal agencies to invest in research and development efforts that would preserve national security and promote economic competitiveness. The memo, dated July 31, details the R&D priorities of the Trump administration and describes practices that agencies could promote to maximize R&D resources and personnel. The memo also serves as a guide for agencies when they formulate budget proposals for FY 2020.

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Jeff Pon, Emily Murphy Discuss Proposed Merger of OPM’s Core Functions Into GSA at Senate Hearing

Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon and Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, testified Thursday before a Senate subcommittee about the White House’s proposed government restructuring plan to move some of OPM’s core functions into GSA, FCW reported Thursday. Murphy told lawmakers that integrating some of OPM’s …

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Suzette Kent: Federal Government Aims to Complete IT Modernization Tasks by Year’s End

U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has told House lawmakers that the government has completed 37 of the 52 tasks outlined in the Federal Information Technology Modernization Report, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. She said at a joint subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Wednesday the remaining tasks are scheduled …

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Trump Administration Supports Bill to Prevent UAS Threats

The Trump administration has expressed support for a Senate bill that would authorize the departments of Homeland Security and Justice to develop, test and deploy technology aimed at countering unmanned aircraft systems that pose safety risks to the public. The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 also proposes measures to further commercial …

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