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GSA Official Offers Updates on EIS Telecom Contract Transition

Allen Hill, a General Services Administration official, said 54 solicitations have been subjected to public review and four awards have been made under the potential 15-year, $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract for telecommunications and information technology services, Nextgov reported Wednesday

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Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Post

President Trump announced plans to nominate Eugene Scalia, a partner in the Washington office of law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Labor, Politico reported Thursday. “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience working with labor and everyone else,” Trump wrote in a tweet posted Thursday

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Intelligence Officials Raise Concerns Over China’s Threat to US Intellectual Property

Intelligence officials discussed the threat posed by China to U.S. intellectual property, technology secrets and consumer data during the Defense One Tech Summit , C4ISRNET reported Friday. John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice, said China is homing in on IP across artificial intelligence, agriculture, high-speed rail and other technology areas.

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Five Agencies Show Progress in Eighth FITARA Scorecard

The eighth iteration of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard shows that five agencies saw improvement in their letter grades. The agencies showing progress in their letter grades are the departments of Defense, Agriculture, Justice and Treasury and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eleven federal agencies maintained their scores, while five agencies showed a drop in their letter grades.

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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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DOJ’s CIO Joe Klimavicz Appointed to Serve Additionally as Chief Data Officer

Joe Klimavicz, chief information officer at the Department of Justice, has been appointed to additionally serve as DOJ's chief data officer, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. He will concurrently function as DOJ's CIO and CDO. The CDO is tasked to lead a data governance body of his respective agency, as mandated under the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act.

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DOJ Using New Authority, Framework to Build Cyber Workforce

The Justice Department is implementing its direct-hire authority as well as a National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education-based approach to establish its cyber workforce and codify related roles, Federal News Network reported Monday. Greg Hall, chief information security officer and assistant director for information system security at the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys, said at a DOJ event that the Investment Review Board authorized the hiring of personnel in information system security, governance policy and compliance manager roles.

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Edward O’Callaghan Confirmed Interim Deputy Attorney General

Edward O’Callaghan, principal associate deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, has been confirmed to fill Rod Rosenstein's former role as deputy attorney general on an acting basis. Attorney General William Barr announced O'Callaghan's confirmation in a statement posted Friday. The new acting deputy attorney general will continue to function in the role until the Senate confirms the appointment of Jeffrey Rosen to succeed Rosenstein full-time.

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Melanie Pustay: DOJ Accelerating FOIA Request Processing Through AI

Melanie Pustay, director of the Department of Justice’s office of information policy, said she believes artificial intelligence can help DOJ accelerate the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, Federal News Network reported Friday. “I really think the future of FOIA is taking it to the next level and using artificial intelligence, and using software that can do things like group records together, either by concept or relationship, those kinds of software,” she said on the network’s Agency in Focus – Justice Department.

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