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GSA Seeks Telecom Director for Federal Acquisition Service

The General Services Administration is looking for a director to oversee policies, resources and procedures for telecommunications services programs at the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJobs notice published July 2 says the selected candidate will be responsible for planning studies of telecom and network service procurement practices across industry and agencies at …

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Army Seeks Commercial Warfighting Tech Under New Public-Private Teaming Challenge

The U.S. Army seeks proposals for advanced warfighting technologies from small and non-traditional defense entities as part of an effort that aims to encourage public-private teaming in developing new offerings for the service branch. The Army said in a notice that the Army Expeditionary Technology Search or xTechSearch competition aims to boost innovations …

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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. He told the station the department will implement cloud technology as part of the Financial Management Business Transformation program in efforts …

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Charles Rettig Eyes IT, Workforce Modernization as IRS Nominee

Charles Rettig, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Internal Revenue Service, has told Senate Finance Committee members that he would prioritize the modernization of the agency’s information technology infrastructure if senators approve his nomination, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rettig, a tax attorney from California, said during the committee hearing Thursday he believes …

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AI Select Committee Discusses Regulatory Efforts on R&D At Inaugural Meeting; Michael Kratsios Comments

Members of the Interagency Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence held their inaugural meeting with discussions on regulatory efforts to boost AI research, training and partnerships with other working groups. The committee discussed how it would further support the AI research community, as well as how it would collaborate with other …

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Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Appointed NRO Deputy Director

The National Reconnaissance Office has appointed Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, formerly director of space programs at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, as deputy director of NRO. He will support NRO Director Betty Sap and Principal Deputy Director Frank Calvelli in the management of the agency’s strategic and tactical missions. The 29-year …

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