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DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Leaders Discuss 2017 Agency Plans and Priorities; Tony Montemarano Comments

A panel of senior leaders from the Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Networks have discussed the agencies’ plans and priorities for 2017. DISA Executive Deputy Director Tony Montemarano noted the agency has modified its future business plans to a more purchase-oriented focus as opposed to …

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Sonny Hashmi: GSA Follows Private Sector Trends to Handle Data

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has outlined how the agency adopts trends from the private sector to manage the data it collects, the Washington Post reported Friday. Hashmi also called on other federal government agencies during a conference in Washington to take their cues from …

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Pentagon Adds Two to SES Ranks, Announces New CIO Office Assignments

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has appointed two executives to the Senior Executive Service and assigned them both to the department’s office of the chief information officer, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Frederick J. Moorefield Jr., formerly director of technical and strategic plans in the Air Force Spectrum Management Office, will serve …

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SEC Names Pamela Dyson to New Deputy CIO Position; Thomas Bayer Comments

The Securities and Exchange Commission has created a deputy chief information officer position and appointed Pamela Dyson to that position, the agency announced Thursday. Dyson, formerly the SEC’s chief technology officer, will oversee the agency’s information technology systems and work with divisions to maintain the agency’s technology infrastructure. She joined …

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HHS Adds New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Partners

The Department of Health and Human Services has expanded its entrepreneurs-in-residence program with new partners who will work with agency employees on various projects over a 12-month period. The partners and HHS leads will form team to solve problems and help the HHS IDEA Lab change the department’s culture using agile development, lean startup and design thinking methods, …

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New Democrat Coalition Proposes Professional Background for Acquisition Program Managers

A group of lawmakers wants to require defense program managers to have the technical and academic background to lead a particular program in a move to “professionalize” the field, Defense News reported Friday. John Bennett writes that the New Democrat Coalition has submitted a report recommending military acquisition reforms based on an evaluation …

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NSF Invests $20M in Cyber Research Projects

The National Science Foundation has awarded three research contracts totaling approximately $20 million to university researchers for cybersecurity-related work, FedScoop reported Friday. Cory Bennett writes NSF issued the awards to respond to several security concerns regarding healthcare, cloud computing and Web privacy. David Kotz will lead Dartmouth College’s team that will work …

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