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OPM to Launch Two Direct Hiring Authorities for Agencies; Margaret Weichert Quoted

The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.
 

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GAO: DoD’s Contract Awards to Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses Hit $230B in FY 2010-2016

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department awarded approximately 444,500 contracts valued at more than $230 billion to women- and minority-owned businesses between fiscal years 2010 and 2016. GAO said in a report published Monday fixed-price contracts for goods and services represented at least 80 percent, or approximately $184 …

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Former Sullivan & Cromwell Partner Jay Clayton Assumes SEC Chairman Post

Jay Clayton, former partner at Sullivan and Cromwell, took his official oath as the 32nd chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission at a swearing-in ceremony held Thursday in Washington. SEC said Thursday Clayton has advised multiple public and private companies on corporate governance, merger-and-acquisition, securities, regulatory and enforcement proceeding matters during his more than …

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Navy’s $125B Columbia-Class Submarine Program Gets Milestone B Approval From Pentagon

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes the Milestone B decision will pave the way for the Navy to use the $773 million in funds that Congress …

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Matt Goodrich Unveils FedRAMP Authorization Baseline Cost Analysis

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …

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Ashton Carter Opposes Provision to Separate Defense R&D, Procurement Functions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he opposes language in a draft fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill to separate military procurement and research and engineering functions into two proposed organizations, DoD News reported Wednesday. “I couldn’t support something that supports that separation, I just know better,” Carter was quoted as saying by …

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