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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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FCW: Brian Burns Adds VA Chief Info Security Officer Role

Brian Burns has been appointed as chief information security officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs in addition to his role as deputy director of the joint VA-Defense Department Interagency Program Office, FCW reported Monday. Adam Mazmanian writes Burns will succeed Dan Galick and be responsible for the implementation of …

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Pete Tseronis to Leave Energy Department as CTO

Pete Tseronis has announced his plan to depart the Energy Department as chief technology officer to join the private sector, FedScoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes Tseronis will leave his 24-year federal service on Nov. 1. Tseronis was instrumental in the DOE’s new technology deployment efforts for cloud, wireless, cybersecurity …

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OMB Gauges Federal Two-Factor Authentication Performance

The Office of Management and Budget has released the results of a 30-day governmentwide cybersecurity evaluation meant to assess federal agencies’ two-factor authentication implementation, FCW reported Wednesday. Zach Noble writes the Energy Department’s score rose to 13 percent from 8 percent in terms of privileged user implementation while unprivileged user implementation …

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Obama Vows to Boost STEM Funding in State of the Union

President Barack Obama called for increasing investments in and emphasis on STEM (science, technology engineering and math) education in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Brittany Ballenstedt writes the Education Department intends for the Race to the Top initiative to further build up course content across …

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Education Dept. Offers Buyouts and Early Outs

The Education Department will start offering a second round this year of buyouts and early retirements to employees. Government Executive obtained an email sent Monday by Robert Buggs, the department’s chief human capital officer. Buggs notified all employees of the department’s intention to offer buyouts and early retirements to eligible …

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