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Public Health Vet Robert Redfield to Become CDC Director

The Department of Health and Human Services has chosen Robert Redfield, a more than 30-year public health veteran, to serve as the next director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of CDC’s Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two decades and as …

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Report: White House Management Agenda Cites IT Modernization, Data Use as Transformation Drivers

The White House has released President Donald Trump’s management agenda that aims to modernize the federal government through mission, delivery of public services and stewardship of taxpayer funds, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The president’s management agenda unveiled Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, will work to achieve those goals through three drivers …

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Report: Chris Liddell Appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Liddell, a member of the White House Office of American Innovation, will serve as deputy to John Kelly, the administration’s chief of staff, and oversee policy coordination efforts, CNBC reported Monday. “Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process,” …

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Rasu Shrestha Appointed to Lead VA’s Open API Initiative

Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been selected to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs‘s Open Application Programming Interface pledge. He will oversee the department’s efforts to collaborate with providers to accelerate the mapping pace of healthcare data to industry standards such as Fast …

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Commerce Dept Officials Vow to Back Commercial Space Activities

Two Commerce Department officials emphasized their support for the commercial space industry during the Satellite 2018 conference that was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last week. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told event audience Monday that he aims to elevate space commerce functions as part of DOC’s five-year strategic plan, the …

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ODNI Begins Transition Period for Agency Transformation Initiative

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has commenced a 100-day transition period for the implementation of its transformation initiative following an agency-wide review effort. Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, helped develop a plan to update ODNI’s organizational structure, processes and management system, ODNI said Thursday. DNI …

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GSA IG to Investigate Revised FBI HQ Consolidation Plan

The General Services Administration‘s inspector general will review GSA’s decision to change its plans for the consolidation of the FBI‘s headquarters. GSA IG Carol Ochoa wrote Tuesday in a letter to Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Virginia) that her office will look into GSA’s decision-making process for the revised FBI Headquarters Consolidation project. The …

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NGA Appoints Brett Markham as West Executive, Operations Deputy Associate Director

Brett Markham, director of analytic operations at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s analysis directorate, has been named west executive and deputy associate director for operations at NGA. He will represent the agency leadership at its St. Louis, Missouri, campuses as west executive and oversee the agency’s operations, defense and reconnaissance offices as deputy …

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DHS S&T Develops Air Surveillance Standards for Border Protection

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing air surveillance standards in an effort to help secure national airspace through the evaluation of current and future radar platforms. DHS S&T said Tuesday it will assess existing air surveillance capabilities and radars of the Customs and Border Protection‘s Air …

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