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Stephen Warren Named Full-Time VA CIO

Stephen Warren, formerly acting chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been promoted to the role on a full-time basis and named executive-in-charge for the VA’s agency’s information technology office, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Warren has served as VA’s acting CIO and assistant secretary for …

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Ret. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis Joins Hoover Institution

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis has joined the Hoover Institution as a full-time Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow, where he will focus on national security and foreign policy issues. The nearly four-decade military veteran most recently served as commanding general of U.S. Central Command, where he led the wars …

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James Comey Confirmed as FBI Director

The Senate has confirmed former Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey as FBI director, Reuters reported Monday. Thomas Ferraro writes Comey won a 93-1 vote on his appointment, replacing Robert Mueller as the bureau’s lead since 2001. The Senate cast its vote after Sen. Rand Paul withdrew his opposition to …

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Allison Macfarlane Approved for New NRC Leadership Term

The Senate has renewed Allison Macfarlane’s tenure as chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Macfarlane will lead the NRC for another five-year term after the Senate confirmed her on Thursday, according to the report. In a statement, Macfarlane vowed to boost transparency and public engagement …

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Jon Rymer Appointed Pentagon Inspector General

Jon Rymer, current inspector general at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., has been appointed to serve as IG at the Defense Department, GovExec reported Monday. Charles Clark writes the Pentagon’s IG post has remained vacant since December 2011 and Deputy Inspector General Lynne Halbrooks has led the IG office since …

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Senate Confirms Michael Froman As US Trade Representative

  Michael Froman, the White House’s international economic affairs adviser, was confirmed by the Senate Wednesday as the next U.S. trade representative, Reuters reported Wednesday. Ninety-three senators voted to confirm Froman and four voted in opposition, according to the report. Forman’s agenda will include trade talks with China, India and …

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