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Nominee Bob McDonald to Bring Corporate Culture to VA as Secretary

Bob McDonald, former Procter & Gamble chief executive and presidential nominee to the post of Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, plans to establish corporate management practices at the agency if he is confirmed, Reuters reported Tuesday. David Lawder writes that McDonald intends to foster discipline and accountability and reorganize VA following recent …

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Former Navy Sec. Richard Danzig: Gov’t Must Trim Complex IT Systems to Bolster Cybersecurity

Richard Danzig, former secretary of the U.S. Navy, believes the U.S. government will be able to build up its cybersecurity by eliminating unnecessary information technology systems, FCW reported Tuesday. He recommended in a paper that Washington abandon certain “efficiencies, speed or capabilities” in order to secure its critical infrastructures, Sean …

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FCC, NTIA Search for Urban Location to Demo Spectrum-Sharing Model

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Federal Communications Commission want to test how public and private organizations can share the same wireless spectrum, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Nancy Scola writes the two agencies have issued a Federal Register notice that seeks public feedback on the proposed spectrum-sharing …

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France to Deliver Helicopter Carrier to Russia

French President Francois Hollande has decided to push through his government’s plan to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia amid opposition from allied nations, Business Insider reported Tuesday. Michael Kelley writes the first Mistral warship is set for delivery to Russia in October. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy inked the …

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OMB’s Beth Cobert: Gov’t Cut 10M SqFt in Federal Real Estate in 2013

Beth Cobert, the Office of Management and Budget‘s deputy director for management, said the government has cut a total of 10.2 million square feet in federal office and warehouse space in the past year, Government Executive reported Monday. The efforts were part of the government’s “Freezing the Federal Footprint” initiative that …

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