Tag Archives: Department of Housing and Urban Development

David Vargas Appointed Acting CIO at OPM

David Vargas, former associate chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been promoted to interim CIO at the federal government’s lead human resource agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. Billy Mitchell writes Vargas succeeds former OPM CIO Donna Seymour, who announced her retirement from the agency in February. Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert informed …

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OMB Details White House Investment Proposals in FY 2017 Budget

The Office of Management and Budget has detailed some of President Barack Obama’s proposals for investments under the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget plan. Jamal Brown, OMB press secretary, wrote in a blog article published Wednesday that the president’s FY 2017 budget aims to invest in new programs for economic opportunity and mobility. Obama …

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Patrick Howard: Agencies Need Stakeholder-Oriented CDM Strategy

Patrick Howard, a former chief information security officer for two federal agencies, believes that end users or stakeholders are important factors to consider for continuous diagnostics and mitigation strategies. Howard, a former CISO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, wrote in an opinion piece for Federal …

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

Julian Castro was confirmed by a 71-26 Senate vote Wednesday to succeed Shaun Donovan as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Reuters reported Wednesday. Elvina Nawaguna writes that Castro will step down as mayor of San Antonio as soon as the city council can find a successor. He has implemented housing …

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Senate Set to Vote on Shaun Donovan’s Nomination as OMB Head

The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes that Donovan, incumbent secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, garnered the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee’s approval …

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Rafael Diaz Appointed HUD CIO

Rafael Diaz, formerly chief information officer for the state of Illinois, has been appointed to a similar role at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Diaz replaces Kevin Cooke, who assumed the CIO post at the agency on an acting basis …

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Beth Cobert: White House Unveils Agenda to Spur Economic Growth, Address Vet Homelessness

The Obama administration has released a series of goals and strategic plans aimed to encourage economic growth and long-term fiscal performance in agencies. Beth Cobert wrote on the Office of Management and Budget blog that the National Economic Council, Commerce Department and State Department will lead activities to encourage more foreign investments in the U.S. …

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