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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. GSA signed a 15-year agreement to lease 574,767 rentable square feet for the consolidated USCIS office …

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David Kautter Appointed IRS Acting Commissioner

President Donald Trump has appointed David Kautter, assistant secretary for tax policy at the Treasury Department, as acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service in a move that takes effect Nov. 13, the White House reported Thursday. Kautter previously worked at professional services firm EY in positions such as director of national tax …

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Trump to Appoint John Zangardi as DHS CIO

President Donald Trump intends to name John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, as CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday. Zangardi previously served as principal deputy CIO at DoD and deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information …

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Report: HPE Vet Vicki Hildebrand Named DOT CIO

Vicki Hildebrand, formerly vice president for customer and partner advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has joined the Transportation Department as chief information officer, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Hildebrand succeeds Richard McKinney, who left DOT in January to join AECOM as VP of enterprise information technology strategy. The report said Hildebrand …

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NASA’s Thomas Zurbuchen Orders Design Modification Study for WFIRST Space Telescope

Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the NASA‘s Science Mission Directorate, has urged the Goddard Space Flight Center to study potential design changes on the agency’s future space observatory to address the results of an independent review. The design modification study is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of the Wide Field Infrared Survey …

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Report: DHS Deputy CTO Robert Palmer to Step Down

Robert Palmer, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will resign from his post, effective Oct. 28, Fedscoop reported Monday. The eight-year federal government veteran told the publication he will move to a new cybersecurity services company – ShorePoint. Palmer became deputy CTO in April 2016 after …

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DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Designs

The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity with a potential $20 million endowment for projects that will work to advance nuclear reactor technology. DOE said Friday the projects will support the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy‘s Modeling Enhanced Innovations Trailblazing Nuclear Energy Reinvigoration program that aims to identify and develop technologies that facilitate …

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