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Jennifer Pahlka Named Deputy US CTO for Govt Innovation

Jennifer Pahlka, founder of the nonprofit organization Code for America, has been appointed deputy U.S. chief technology officer for government innovation and will work alongside CTO Todd Park. She will serve in the position for just one year which she termed her “own fellowship year of sorts,” CfA Pahlka wrote …

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David Fisher Named IRS Chief Risk Officer

David Fisher, currently chief financial officer at the Government Accountability Office, has been appointed chief risk officer at the Internal Revneue Service, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Bernie Becker writes acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel also appointed Werfel as his senior adviser and Fisher will be responsible for helping improve …

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Senate Banking Panel Approves Cordray, White Nominations

The Senate Banking Committee has approved the nominations of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Mary Jo White to chair the Securities and Exchange Commission, Politico reports. White’s appointment moved through on a 21-1 vote while the panel voted 12-10 along party lines to approve Cordray, according …

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Former HHS CTO Todd Park Appointed Federal CTO

President Obama has appointed Todd Park chief technology officer, according to a Friday White House announcement. Park succeeds the first federal CTO Aneesh Chopra after he left his post in January and rejoined The Advisory Board Company as a senior adviser of healthcare technology strategy on Feb. 22. The White House said …

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Obama Nominates Heidi Shyu Army Acquisition Secretary

President Obama has nominated Heidi Shyu assistant army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, the White House announced Friday. Shyu has served as acting assistant secretary since Malcolm O’Neill resigned in June 2011. The nomination is subject to Senate approval, after which she will become the Army’s top weapons buyer. …

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Medicare Chief Berwick to Step Down, Tavenner to Head CMS

President Obama announced plans on Wednesday to replace current administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Dr. Donald Berwick, with Marilyn Tavenner, according to a National Journal report. Berwick’s appointment “sidestepped the traditional confirmation process,” according to the National Journal. His appointment was blocked in the Senate and his departure will …

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