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William Marion II Appointed Air Force Acting CIO

William Marion II, deputy chief information dominance officer and deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, has assumed his new role as the service branch’s acting CIO, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Marion will take over the responsibilities of Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, who has been selected to serve as …

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DOE to Award Nearly 100M in Small Biz Tech R&D Grants

The Energy Department has announced that it will award 95 grants worth a total of $95 million to 80 small businesses located in 26 states as part of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. DOE said Monday it picked companies that have demonstrated technical feasibility for technology …

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White House Amends OMB’s Circular A-11 to Boost Gov’t Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget introduced on June 29 a new part of its Circular A-11 that instructs government agencies to craft customer experience frameworks and guides on how to manage customer experience improvement efforts, NextGov reported Monday. The guidance covers the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury and State. Official …

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NSF Announces Interagency Committee Advisory Panel on STEM Education

The National Science Foundation has appointed the members of a panel that will support and advise a federal interagency committee on programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education pursuant to the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act. Congress authorized the establishment of the 18-member STEM Education Advisory Panel that will evaluate the Committee …

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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department. A USAJobs notice published June 21 says the person to be hired will help HHS’ Centers for Medicare …

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DOE Unveils Web-Based National Lab Data Access Hub

The Energy Department has launched an online platform designed to help investors and developers find information from DOE’s network of 17 national laboratories. DOE said Tuesday the web-based Lab Partnering Service offers a single access point for industry to harness research, technical expertise, technology and intellectual property at the labs. The tool allows users …

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