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Regulatory Reform up for Debate

Following the release earlier this week of President Barack Obama’s Executive Order aiming to cut back on out-of-date and onerous federal agency regulations, the reviews from across the political sphere are coming in. Inside the Beltway, there was a rare hint of bipartisanship for the proposal. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) …

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Cyber Coordinator Says Intel Agencies Will Keep Businesses in Loop about Cyber Threats

The White House’s cybersecurity coordinator said the administration will provide universities and private companies with information about cyber threats from the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies. “I think we all recognize that the government has unique access to information,” said White House cyber guru Howard Schmidt at a Washington …

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National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency’s East Campus Opens

The National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency’s massive new digs at Fort Belvoir opened its doors earlier this week, marking what NGA called a “milestone” moment for the agency. The 2.4 million square foot campus in Springfield, Va., cost about $1.7 billion and is 85 percent complete, according to a report on …

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Executive Order Puts ‘Dumb’ Regulations on the Chopping Block

In an Executive Order signed yesterday, President Barack Obama came out swinging against burdensome and redundant regulations. The order states by May, federal agencies will have to submit a plan to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, describing their process for reviewing regulations, and whether they should be modified …

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Key Civilian Personnel Shuffle at DoD

The Defense Department has announced a recent host of civilian personnel changes. David M. Wennergren, who now serves as assistant deputy chief management officer for the defense secretary, will take over as the director of the Business Transformation Agency in Washington, D.C. BTA is tasked with modernizing DoD’s business operations. …

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Odierno Preps for JFCOM Closing, Transition

Following President Barack Obama’s stamp of approval on plans to close the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., Defense Department leaders are preparing for the transition. “We hope that the implementation plan will be finished within the next 30 to 45 days and approved so we can begin execution,” said …

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DHS Cancels ‘Troubled’ SBInet Program

After months of speculation and guessing games, more than $1 billion spent and a mere 53 miles of the Southwest border covered, the Department of Homeland Security canceled the virtual border fence program known as SBInet. “SBInet cannot meet its original objective of providing a single, integrated border security technology …

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Cloud Concerns Not Limited to Security

Cloud computing— or at least cloud talk — in the federal sector has taken off, aided by the Office of Management and Budget’s cloud-first policy and the ever-shifting technological zeitgeist. But questions about cloud security have managed to put the brakes on too much enthusiasm for some. And, according to …

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