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EPA Aims to Promote Environmental Stewardship Through Agency-Industry Partnership

The Environmental Protection Agency has launched a program meant to help regulated industries manage environmental outcomes through a sector-based collaborative approach. EPA said Oct. 3 its Smart Sectors initiative offers the agency an opportunity to explore environmental protection methods and policies. Participating sectors include the aerospace, construction, electronics and technology, power generation and …

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FedRAMP PMO Unveils Training Series for 3rd-Party Cloud Assessors

The program management office for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced a training series to help third-party assessment organizations plan and audit the security of government cloud service offerings. The 300-level training program is meant to guide 3PAOs in efforts to address challenges that may arise during …

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Government Publishing Office Promotes Tracee Boxley to Full-Time CIO

Tracee Boxley, acting chief information officer of the Government Publishing Office since November 2016, has been promoted to serve as GPO CIO on a full-time basis. She has led the GPO’s technology infrastructure modernization, legacy system transformation and cybersecurity efforts over the past year, the agency said Thursday. As CIO, Boxley will oversee …

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Senate Approves New 5-Year Term for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The Senate voted 52-41 Monday to confirm Ajit Pai for another five-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pai said in a statement that he aims to continue focusing on “bridging the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and making the FCC more open and …

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Senate Committee OKs DHS Bug Bounty Program Bill

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has approved a bill, sponsored by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Maggie Hassan (D-New Hampshire),  that would establish a bug bounty pilot program at the Department of Homeland Security. The Hack Department of Homeland Security Act would allow DHS to enlist the help …

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FCC Sets Dec. 28 Deadline for FirstNet Opt-Out Notice Submissions

The Federal Communications Commission has given 52 states and territories until Dec. 28 to decide whether to accept or opt out of the First Responder Network Authority’s plan to build a national public safety network in partnership with AT&T. FCC said Monday the 90-day opt-out decision period commended Friday after FirstNet informed …

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Eric Burger to Serve as FCC Chief Technology Officer

Eric Burger, former director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Security and Software Engineering Research Center, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Communications Commission‘s next chief technology officer. He will succeed Henning Schulzrinne, who accepted a new position at Columbia University, and advise FCC and Chairman Ajit Pai and on technology …

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