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Report: Trump Discusses Emerging Tech With Telecom, UAS Company Execs

President Donald Trump met with venture capitalists and leaders of telecommunications and unmanned aerial systems companies to discuss how the government can help industry bring emerging technologies to market, Reuters reported Thursday. The meeting included executives of AT&T, General Electric, PrecisionHawk, Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned, Verizon Communications and CenturyLink, among others, …

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PSC Urges Senate Committee to Approve Modernizing Government Technology Act

The Professional Services Council has urged leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee to mark up a bipartisan bill that would establish a source of funds for federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts. PSC said Wednesday it wrote a letter to committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Ranking Member Claire …

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GAO Requests $618M Budget for Fiscal 2018

The Government Accountability Office has asked Congress for $618.2 million to fund operations at the federal watchdog agency in fiscal 2018. GAO said Wednesday the funds would help the agency maintain a staffing level of 3,100 full-time employees to address the agency’s need for increased attention in areas such as improper government payments, tax gap …

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XCOR Aerospace CEO John Gibson to Be Nominated as DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer

John Gibson, president and CEO of private spaceflight and rocket engine development company XCOR Aerospace, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department. The White House said Friday Gibson also serves as chairman of the advisory committee at investment management company Looking …

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GAO: NOAA Should Improve Cost Tracking for Hydrographic Data Collection Program

The Government Accountability Office has urged the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve efforts to track and report costs under its hydrographic survey program. GAO said Thursday NOAA creates an annual report that compares the cost of collecting hydrographic data using agency resources to the cost of acquiring data from the private sector. NOAA …

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