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DHS, ODNI, FBI to Host Classified Briefing on Election Infrastructure Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the FBI will jointly host a three-day national classified dialogue with the country’s state election officials beginning on Friday. ODNI said Thursday the briefing event seeks to increase state governments’ awareness of foreign adversary threats on election infrastructure …

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Richard Spencer: Navy’s Next Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship Named USNS Newport

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, has disclosed the name USNS Newport for the service branch’s future Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel. Newport, designated T-EPF 12, will be the fourth naval ship named after the Rhode Island city, the Navy said Tuesday. Austal‘s U.S. business secured the contract to build the next EFP …

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New DOE Office to Focus on Energy Infrastructure Security Efforts; Rick Perry Comments

The Energy Department has formed a new office that will aim to secure U.S. energy infrastructure and support DOE’s national security missions. President Donald Trump proposed a $96 million budget for the department’s new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response in his fiscal 2019 budget request, DOE said Wednesday. The department will appoint …

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Allison Brigati Starts Role as Full-Time GSA Deputy Administrator

Allison Brigati, acting deputy administrator of the General Services Administration over the past two months, was sworn in Tuesday as GSA’s deputy administrator. GSA said Tuesday Brigati joined the agency in July 2017 as associate administrator for its Office of Government-wide Policy. She previously served as general counsel and director of strategic initiatives …

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IT Modernization, Workforce Devt Included in Trump’s 1st Management Agenda

The White House has released President Donald Trump’s first management agenda across six areas in support of the administration’s “deep-seated transformation” effort, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Trump administration will release in March specific initiatives across those six areas that include information technology modernization to help increase security and …

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Report: USDA Names Gary Washington Full-Time CIO

Gary Washington, acting chief information officer of the Agriculture Department over the past five months, has been appointed to the CIO role on a permanent basis, MeriTalk reported Thursday. In that role, he established a partnership with the White House’ Office of American Innovation to revamp USDA’s information technology program. Washington previously …

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Report: House Bill Would Provide Full-Year Defense Budget, Fund Civilian Agencies Through March 23

The House voted 245-182 Tuesday to pass a continuing resolution that would authorize a full-year budget for the Defense Department and maintain current funding levels for civilian agencies through March 23, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. The bill includes $659 billion in fiscal 2018 defense funds composed of $584 billion for the base budget …

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