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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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DOT Proposes $184M Grant for Additional State Route 400 Express Lanes

The Department of Transportation, along with the Georgia DOT, have proposed a $184.1 million grant to add express lanes to State Route 400, used by Atlanta commuters. The Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant would provide for 17 miles of two-lane, bidirectional managed lanes from I-285, to McGinnis Ferry Road, to McFarland Parkway, the DOT said Friday. GDOT expects …

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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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DOT Launches National Competition on Transport System Risk Analysis

The Transportation Department has initiated a national competition for interested participants to examine surface transportation risks with the use of data analytics technology. DOT said Monday its Solving for Safety: Visualization Challenge seeks to encourage data scientists, local government workers, technologists, academic and safety professionals to visualize data that can offer insights into highway …

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Anthony Vinci to Step Down as NGA CTO; Cindy Daniell Named Agency Research Director

Anthony Vinci, chief technology officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, is due to step down from his position on July 7 and will return to the private sector. NGA said Friday Vinci helped establish public-private partnerships and led its efforts to implement artificial intelligence, automation and augmentation technology platforms during his tenure …

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