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Senate Clears Emily Murphy as Next GSA Administrator

The Senate has approved the nomination of Emily Webster Murphy, former senior adviser to the acting administrator of the General Services Administration, to be the next leader at GSA. GSA said Tuesday the unanimous decision came after Murphy discussed her priorities and vision for the agency’s advancement at a Senate Committee on …

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Peace Corps DC Headquarters Move Planned for 2019

The Peace Corps will relocate its headquarters from a northwestern to a northeastern location in Washington, D.C. after the General Services Administration signed a new lease agreement for the government-run volunteer organization. GSA announced Monday that Peace Corps will occupy a 173,000-square-foot facility at One Constitution Square beginning in late 2019. The …

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Trump to Nominate Michael Griffin as DoD Research & Engineering Head

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Defense Systems reported Monday. The Defense Department created Griffin’s potential new position, along with the role of undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, as a result of the reorganization of the department’s acquisition, technology and logistics …

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Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

The Senate voted 59-33 Monday to support the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Department of Homeland Security secretary, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. The upper chamber’s vote came three weeks after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Nielsen’s nomination and nearly two months after President Donald …

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Maj. Gen. David Bassett Named Army Tactical C3 PEO

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. David Bassett, program executive officer for ground combat systems, has been appointed to serve as PEO for command, control and communications-tactical effective Jan. 31, C4ISRNET reported Monday. He will succeed Gary Martin, who has held the PEO C3T position since June 2015 and will retire after a …

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GSA Introduces 10 New Presidential Innovation Fellows

The General Services Administration has announced the 10 technologists and entrepreneurs selected for the 2017-2018 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows. GSA said Thursday the Presidential Innovation Fellows program seeks to recruit startup founders and innovators to perform tours of duty at government agencies for a year and work with civil …

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Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton Nominated to Lead DISA

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of DISA director and commander of Joint Forces Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network commander. President Trump also endorsed the 30-year Navy veteran for promotion to …

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