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John Gibson Confirmed as Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

The Senate voted 91-7 Tuesday to confirm John Gibson, former president and CEO at XCOR Aerospace, as the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, Military Times reported Tuesday. Gibson previously held the roles of DoD deputy undersecretary for management reform and  U.S. Air Force assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller. …

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Bill Lietzau: DCSA Adds More Mission Areas to Advance Security Clearance Transformation

Bill Lietzau

Bill Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), said DCSA hired at least 100 additional employees and added more mission areas at the start of fiscal year 2021 as part of its security clearance transformation efforts. Those IT systems include the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) legacy platform for processing security clearances. 

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GSA Completes Migration of FPDS Reporting Functions to Beta SAM Website

Beta SAM website

The General Services Administration (GSA) officially ended Saturday, Oct. 17, the reporting functions on the Federal Procurement Data System website to mark the final transition of those functions to the Data Bank tool on the System for Award Management’s beta website. The report said more than 7,500 reports run were recorded as of 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19.

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Army Pulls Out From New Land Vehicle Solicitation; Turns to Industry

US Army

The U.S. Army has canceled its own proposal to a competitive solicitation for an effort to replace the M2 Bradley vehicle, after discussions between military leaders with consideration to industry feedback, Defense News reported Thursday. The decision builds on remarks from industry regarding a previous, unsuccessful competition that presented requirements companies found impossible to meet.

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Space Force Enhances Agility within Workforce; Gen. John Raymond Quoted

Gen. John Raymond

The Space Force has announced that the agency will maintain its workforce of approximately 6,400, which will enable the unit to effectively complete missions. The Space Force’s minimal personnel will provide faster mission accomplishments with more agile methodologies. The Space Force has cut its initial estimates of the headquarters personnel it will need from more than 1,000 to fewer than 600.

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