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John Vonglis to Be Nominated DOE CFO

President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate John Vonglis, a senior adviser at private equity firm Cross Range Capital, to serve as Energy Department chief financial officer. From 2002 to 2009, Vonglis worked at the Defense Department in roles such as director of management initiatives and principal deputy and acting assistant secretary for financial …

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DOE Authorizes Natl Lab-Contractor Agreements for Commercializing Technology

The Energy Department is allowing contractors to use Agreements for Commercializing Technology to forge new strategic partnerships with DOE-backed national laboratories. ACT works to help academic and commercial entities gain access to laboratory expertise, assets and facilities, DOE said Monday. The authorization follows the completion of a six-year ACT pilot program. Energy Secretary Rick …

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Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Alex Azar, chairman and founder of consulting firm Seraphim Strategies, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Azar previously served as president of Lilly USA, an affiliate of biopharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, where he oversaw the U.S. biomedicines business unit, the White House said …

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Senate Approves Federal Customer Service Bill

The Senate unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would authorize federal agencies to collect voluntary feedback regarding public services, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Federal Agency Customer Experience Act of 2017, introduced by Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) and James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), also seeks to establish new approaches for the executive and legislative oversight …

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DARPA Appoints Steven Walker Full-Time Director

Steven Walker, formerly deputy director and acting director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed to lead DARPA on a full-time basis. He succeeds Arati Prabhakar, who left DARPA in January and now serves as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the …

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Federal Agencies Open 500 IT, Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

Thirty-three federal agencies unveiled approximately 500 information technology and cybersecurity job vacancies through a two-day job fair administered by the Federal CIO Council, FCW reported Tuesday. The Federal Tech/Cyber hiring event took place in Silver Spring, Maryland, featured career opportunities at civilian, military and intelligence agencies. Preregistration had 2,500 sign-ups, with a total attendee …

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