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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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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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