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Finance Vet Jay Hoffman Lands Role as USPTO CFO

Jay Hoffman, former chief financial officer of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to fill the same role. He will supervise activities on an over $3B budget and provide financial advisory support to USPTO officials, the agency said Friday.

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Robert Pearce to Lead NASA Aeronautics Directorate Full-Time

Robert Pearce, the acting associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, has been appointed to assume his role on a full-time basis. He oversees the strategy moving NASA's research across multiple aeronautical areas such as airspace operations, aviation concepts and integrated aviation systems, the space agency said Tuesday.

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Report: Bryan Ware to Join CISA as Assistant Cybersecurity Director

Bryan Ware, assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure and resilience policy at the Department of Homeland Security, has been appointed to hold a significant cybersecurity-focused role within the department, Fedscoop reported Sunday. He would succeed Jeanette Manfra as assistant director for cybersecurity of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, sources say.

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Donna Roy to Leave DHS for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Donna Roy, executive director at the Department of Homeland Security's Information Sharing and Services Office, will leave DHS to join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. She will serve as CFPB's chief information officer starting Nov. 10, according to an emailed announcement.

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OPM Implements New Policy for Qualifications Review Board

The Office of Personnel Management has applied changes to qualifications review board policy for agency head appointments. Margaret Weichert, OPM's acting director, said in a letter posted Thursday the agency will continue to pursue new QRB cases when agency heads step down from positions in accordance with certain laws.

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DOE Invests in Public-Private Tech Commercialization Efforts; Rick Perry Quoted

The Department of Energy provides $24 million to partially finance 77 government-industry partnerships aiming to commercialize emerging energy technologies. National Laboratories will work with commercial firms on projects supported by the Technology Commercialization Fund, DOE said Tuesday.

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Richard Haley Joins FBI IT Branch as Exec Assistant Director

Richard Haley, chief financial officer at the FBI, has been appointed to serve as the executive assistant director of the agency's information and technology branch. He'll oversee activities across three divisions working to address the FBI's IT requirements worldwide, the agency said Monday. The FBI's information and technology branch employs 1,800 personnel.

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Judy Stecker to Fill Deputy Chief of Staff Role at HHS

Judy Stecker, assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, will take up the additional role of deputy chief of staff for operations and strategy. She will work to boost HHS' external efforts in her new role after returning from her maternity leave, the department said Monday.

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