Tag Archives: appointments

Mona Harrington to Serve as Election Assistance Commission’s Full-Time Executive Director

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Mona Harrington, acting executive director of the Election Assistance Commission (EAC), has been appointed to assume her role on a full-time basis after unanimous voting. She led workforce growth, fund distribution, election security and COVID-19 response efforts in her capacity as acting executive director, EAC said Wednesday.

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Mittal Desai to Serve as CIO

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Mittal Desai, senior adviser and risk analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) executive director office, has been appointed to serve as the agency's new chief information officer. He assumed his new role as the FERC's top information security official on Sunday, following Chairman Neil Chatterjee's announcement on Wednesday.

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Former DOE Exec Kyle Yunaska Joins NASA as Deputy Chief of Staff

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Kyle Yunaska, former director of the National Laboratory Operations Board, has been appointed to serve as NASA's deputy chief of staff, SpaceRef reported Thursday. He joined the Department of Energy in 2017 to serve in the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, then went on to lead coordination and collaborative pursuits across national laboratories.

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Karen Brazell to Lead VA Office of Enterprise Integration on Acting Basis

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Karen Brazell, a U.S. Army veteran, has been appointed to serve as acting assistant secretary of the Office of Enterprise Integration within the Department of Veterans Affairs. She will concurrently perform duties under her new acting position and her existing role as VA’s principal executive director and chief acquisition officer, a job she has held since 2018, the department said Thursday.

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VA’s Pamela Powers to Serve as Dept’s Acting Deputy Secretary

President Donald Trump has ordered Pamela Powers, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief of staff to serve as VA's deputy secretary on an acting basis. Powers began duties as deputy VA secretary last Thursday and will concurrently hold both of her current roles indefinitely, the department said Tuesday.

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Lora Shiao Named National Counterterrorism Center Acting Director

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Lora Shiao, executive director at the National Counterterrorism Center, has been appointed to lead NCTC as a whole on an acting basis, Bloomberg reported Saturday. She will direct the center before Christopher Miller, deputy assistant secretary for special operations and combating terrorism at the  Department of Defense, receives confirmation as NCTC's leader.

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NSA’s Alexander Gates to Lead Cybersecurity at DOE; Dan Brouillette Quoted

Alexander Gates, a cybersecurity official with the National Security Agency, has been appointed to join the Department of Energy as assistant secretary for cybersecurity, energy security and emergency response or CESER, Cyberscoop reported Friday. Gates will succeed Karen Evans who has been in the role since September 2018.

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