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Steve Cooper to Join Commerce Department as CIO

Steve Cooper, formerly chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration, will return to government service as CIO of the Commerce Department, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Cooper will succeed Simon Szykman, who is leaving government after seven years of service. Szykman will …

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Inmarsat names Satcom Direct Communications ‘Value Added Reseller’ for Global Xpress

(INMARSAT)—Military aviation service provider Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) will provide network services to the U.S. government, as appointed as a Value Added Reseller for Global Xpress by Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications services provider to the aeronautical market sector. “SDC is honored to be a partner of Inmarsat and …

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NASA, CASIS Present NIH-Funded Medical Research Conducted on The ISS

NASA has presented some of the medical research conducted aboard the International Space Station through a partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health. The space agency said Tuesday that astronaut Michael Hopkins discussed that research with NIH employees and the National Institute of Arthritis …

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House OKs Homeland Security Acquisition Reform Bill

The House has approved a bill that would revamp the Department of Homeland Security’s acquisition process and require project cost reviews, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Andy Medici writes that Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the DHS Acquisition Accountability and Efficiency …

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