Tag Archives: DOT

Report: HPE Vet Vicki Hildebrand Named DOT CIO

Vicki Hildebrand, formerly vice president for customer and partner advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has joined the Transportation Department as chief information officer, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Hildebrand succeeds Richard McKinney, who left DOT in January to join AECOM as VP of enterprise information technology strategy. The report said Hildebrand …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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Senate Committee Drafts Bill on Automated Vehicle Cybersecurity

The Senate Commerce Committee has introduced a draft bill that would require carmakers to develop cybersecurity plans for self-driving car systems, Nextgov reported Monday. Nextgov obtained a copy of the proposed bill that also seeks to encourage collaboration between the Transportation Department and industry to establish a program for voluntary disclosure …

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Reports: Trump Administration Seeks to Expedite Infrastructure Project Approval Process With New Council

The White House will establish a new council to reform the current approval process for highway development and other projects as part of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure modernization plan, Reuters reported Friday. President Trump said the council will work to help infrastructure project managers address bureaucracy and create an online …

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GAO: FAA Should Review Regulatory Framework for Space Support Vehicles, Clarify Financial Responsibility Rules to Spaceport Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department’s secretary to call on the Federal Aviation Administration chief to analyze whether FAA’s regulatory structure is applicable to space support vehicles. DOT should also suggest modifications to regulations to FAA if it finds that the regulatory framework is not suitable for such vehicles, …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOT’s IG: Cyber Incident Handling ‘Ineffective, Incomplete’

The Transportation Department‘s inspector general has called DOT’s handling of cybersecurity incidents “ineffective and incomplete” in an audit the IG conducted on the agency’s information systems and networks. DOT’s IG said Thursday it evaluated how the department monitors, reports, detects and resolves cyber incidents and also informs authorities of both the event and resolution. The IG said DOT did …

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US Govt Seeks $13B in Clean Energy R&D Investments by FY 2021

The White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 includes plans to double federal investments in clean energy research and development initiatives from $6.4 billion in FY 2016 to $12.8 billion in FY 2021. The White House said Thursday it wants to provide $7.7 billion in discretionary funds for clean energy efforts across 12 agencies as part of …

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