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DOT Calls on States to Utilize $2B in Unused Earmarks on Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has issued new guidance that allows states to put to use $2 billion worth of unused earmarks to support other ongoing infrastructure projects. DOT said Tuesday the guidance implements a provision in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016 that allows states to reallocate previously earmarked funds to other projects within 50 miles of the original …

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DOT CIO Richard McKinney Engages Agency Staff in Cyber Initiative

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department‘s chief information officer, discussed how the agency worked to bolster cybersecurity during a speech Wednesday at the Federal Forum in Washington, FCW reported Wednesday. Colby Hochmuth writes that McKinney and DOT Chief Information Security Officer Joe Albough collaborated with consulting firm Mischel Kwon and Associates …

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Carolyn Colvin Gets Nod as Social Security Administration Head

President Barack Obama acknowledged Carolyn Colvin’s work as acting chief of the Social Security Administration with a planned nomination that would formalize her role as commissioner. Colvin, deputy commissioner of social security for the SSA for over three years, has also been serving as the agency’s acting commissioner since February …

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DOT Leaders to Undergo Performance Review, Coaching

The Transportation Department is pushing an initiative to review and train its executives and evaluate the hiring process amid employee survey results that highlighted leadership and training as focus areas, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Brian Crew, the agency’s associate director for human capital planning and solutions, said the program will …

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Anthony Foxx Confirmed to Lead Transportation Dept

Anthony Foxx has won Senate approval to head the U.S. Department of Transportation, Reuters reported Thursday. Foxx, 42, got the unanimous vote after earning bipartisan support from the Senate Commerce Committee earlier in the week. At DOT, he will oversee approximately 53,000 employees and a $72 billion budget. President Obama’s latest cabinet member …

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Congress Racing To Avoid Govt. Shutdown, Again

With time running out until the federal government is forced to a halt after the plug on its funding is pulled, lawmakers in the House and Senate are scrambling to pass appropriations bills before the Nov. 18 deadline. With four days left, lawmakers have yet to agree on legislation regarding …

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Transportation Agencies Gearing Up for iPads

The Transportation Department seems willing to embrace Apple’s iPad for department-wide usage. Now the only question that remains is when. Government Attic reports the FAA has tested out 800 iPads and that other heads of transportation agencies seem to agree that integrating the iPad would be a beneficial move. Bill …

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