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Jerome Powell Takes Oath as Fed Chief

Jerome Powell was sworn in as chairman of the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors Monday, two months after President Donald Trump nominated him to the position. The Federal Reserve said Monday Vice Chairman Randal Quarles led the oath-taking ceremony for Powell, who succeeds former Chair Janet Yellen and will serve a four-year …

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Kenneth Johnson Promoted to Full-Time SEC COO

Kenneth  Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis. He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday. Johnson served as chief management …

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Donald Trump to Nominate OMB Adviser Margaret Weichert as Deputy Director for Management

President Donald Trump has nominated Margaret Weichert, a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, to serve as deputy director for management at the agency, the White House posted Saturday. Weichert has 25 years of professional business experience, including her work at Market Platform Dynamics, Bank of America and Andersen Consulting, where …

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Rear Adm. John Neagley Assumes LCS PEO Role at Navy

Rear Adm. John Neagley, formerly deputy commander of fleet readiness for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has succeeded Rear Adm. Brian Antonio as program executive officer for the U.S. Navy‘s Littoral Combat Ship Program. Neagley will oversee the service branch’s efforts to sustain the LCS fleet’s surface warfare, mine countermeasures and anti-submarine warfare …

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AT&T’s Christopher Boyer to Chair NIST Information Security Board

Christopher Boyer, global public policy assistant vice president for AT&T ‘s services business, has been appointed chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. NIST said Friday Boyer — an ISPAB member since June 2012 — will succeed Peter Weinberger and serve as board chair until June 10, …

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White House Unveils 10 Members of Natl Cybersecurity Commission

President Barack Obama has appointed 10 executives with public, private and academic sector backgrounds to serve as members of a commission tasked to identify ways for the U.S. to build up its cybersecurity posture, the White House said Wednesday. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is one component of an executive …

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Federal News Radio: Robert Silvers Named DHS Cyber Policy Assistant Secretary

Robert Silvers has been appointed assistant secretary for cyber policy at the Department of Homeland Security and will also hold responsibility over related strategies at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Silvers succeeds Rosemary Wenchel, who is retiring after more than 25 years in government. Silvers has worked with DHS since 2012 as deputy …

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Brian Deese Nominated OMB Deputy Director

Brian Deese, deputy director of the National Economic Council, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as deputy director in the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reports. Peter Schroeder writes that Deese served as a deputy economic policy director for Obama’s 2008 campaign and then …

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