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Joseph Klimavicz to Join Justice Dept as CIO

Joseph Klimavicz, formerly chief information officer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for seven years, will serve in the same capacity at the Justice Department starting next month, Information Week reported Friday. Elena Malykhina writes that Klimavicz will succeed Luke McCormack, who was named CIO of the Department of Homeland Security in November, and …

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Buck Hamilton: DHS Calls for Oilfield Cyber Risk Assessment

The Department of Homeland Security is calling for the public and private sectors to assess potential cyber threats against oilfield infrastructures located in the Permian Basin, Government Technology reported Wednesday. Corey Paul writes that Buck Hamilton, a DHS protective security adviser, urged government and industry partners to support the agency’s …

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Dennis Smith: MBDA’s DC Business Hub Aims to Help Minority-Owned Firms Land Gov’t Contracts

The Minority Business Development Agency will open a new business center in Washington to help facilitate investment, contracting and business opportunities for minority-owned companies. Performance-based Solutions Inc. will run the D.C. Capitol MBDA Business Center and the hub will receive $900,000 in federal grants over three years to support women and minority …

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GSA’s Bev Godwin to Retire in May; Dave McClure Comments

Bev Godwin, director of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Citizen Information Center, will retire from government on Friday after a 32-year career in the public sector, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes that Sarah Crane will serve as acting FCIC director while the agency holds a governmentwide hiring and selection process for Godwin’s successor. …

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Pentagon Plans to Spend $63B on FY 2014 R&D

The Defense Department plans to allocate nearly $63 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation programs in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes the Pentagon also wants to reduce spending on system development and demonstration by half under its 2015 Future Years Defense Plan in …

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