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Jon Rymer to Resign as Pentagon IG in January

Jon Rymer, inspector general at the Defense Department, will step down from his post by Jan. 8 as he plans a return to the financial industry, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes that Glenn Fine, principal deputy IG at the Pentagon, will hold the IG role in an acting capacity …

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Army to Implement HR Specialist Training Program Across Service Branch

The U.S. Army‘s I Corps human resource team has established the Adjutant General University program to provide Army HR specialists training on concepts and systems that work to support their mission on force readiness. The Army Forces Command recommends that the AGU course be available across the service after its initial …

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GAO: DoD Should Review Contracted Services Inventory

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department establish measures to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of its contracted services inventory in support of oversight efforts. GAO said in a report to Congress that some DoD agencies do not regularly review their inventories or accurately report contracted services associated with inherently governmental functions. …

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100 Lawmakers Ask House Appropriations Committee for $32B in More NIH Funds

At least 100 lawmakers have sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee to call for annual funding of more than $32 billion to support the National Institutes of Health‘s biomedical research. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) and Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) spearheaded the bipartisan effort, according to a post …

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Tony Scott: Agencies Should Share Cyber Systems as Part of Long-Term Strategy

Federal CIO Tony Scott believes federal agencies must share cyber systems alongside information to build up government cybersecurity and shared responsibility, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Scott said at the publication’s FedTalks event the sharing of cybersecurity technologies narrows down potential vulnerabilities. “You need partners and you need [an] …

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