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Battelle Supports EPA Projects to Research COVID-19; Ryan James, Meg Howard Quoted

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Battelle has announced that its company researchers have supported three Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) projects to analyze the timeline of how long COVID-19 lives on a variety of surfaces and what available disinfecting products are effective, the company announced on Wednesday.

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Laura Stanton Named Acting Assistant Commissioner for GSA’s IT Category

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Laura Stanton, deputy assistant commissioner for the information technology category at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as acting assistant commissioner of ITC in June, Federal News Network reported Monday. She will take over the responsibilities of Bill Zielinski, who will step down from his role on June 5 after three decades of federal service to serve as a chief information officer of a large city on the west coast.

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Jacobs Participates in SERDP Research to Develop New Methods for PFAS Site Characterization; Jan Walstrom Quoted

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Jacobs has collaborated with Principal Investigator Dr. David Hanigan at the University of Nevada, Reno, to participate in a research and development grant from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) for Rapid Site Profiling of Organofluorine: Quantification of PFASs by Combustion Gas Analysis, the company announced on Thursday.

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OMB Unveils Cyber Detail Program for Federal Employees; Suzette Kent Quoted

The Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday announced a cyber detail program that seeks to provide federal employees who have completed cyber training an opportunity to work on cyber projects at other agencies in order to gain practical experience, Fifth Domain reported Wednesday.

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Report: Poor Contract Handling Leads EPA to Pay ‘Unallowable’ Fees

A new watchdog report shows the Environmental Protection Agency overpaid contractors in a $100 million information technology contract due to poor contract management controls. The audit issued Monday by EPA’s office of inspector general reviewed 11 of 64 invoices released between March 2018 and February 2019 through a single task order under the contract with SRA International. The IG said it received a complaint about EPA’s invoices and payments. 

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Trump to Nominate Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Administrator

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, who has been acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since July, to serve as EPA head on a permanent basis, The New York Times reported Friday. Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate in April as EPA deputy administrator but took over as interim chief after Scott Pruitt resigned from his post in July.

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