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Commerce Names Former Microsoft Exec to Policy Shop

On the heels of the announcement that Barack Obama would nominate former energy executive John Bryson to head the Commerce Department comes news that former Microsoft executive and Clinton administration official Malcolm Lee would join Commerce’s policy shop. In a news release yesterday, the department announced Lee would take the …

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EPA Official to Join OMB’s E-Gov Team as Deputy Administrator

Lisa Schlosser, an Environmental Protection Agency official, will join the Office of Management and Budget as federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra’s deputy administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, according to various media reports. Schlosser, now the principal deputy associate administrator for EPA’s Office of External Affairs …

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Agencies Run into Roadblocks Reviewing Service Contracts

Federal agencies are having a slow-go of evaluating their use of service contracts, Federal News Radio reports, and some may, in fact, end up missing the June 30 deadline. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 directed the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance on agencies’ use of service …

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Obama Names Former Energy Exec to Head Commerce Dept.

President Barack Obama will name former energy and utility executive John Bryson to be his next commerce secretary, according to various media reports. Bryson, the former chairman, CEO and president of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of California’s largest suppliers, left the company in July …

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