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Hill AFB DOE-Recognized DOE for Energy Efficiency Efforts

The Department of Energy has recognized Hill Air Force Base for the installation's ongoing energy savings effort that began in 2018. The base received DOE's 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Award that honors efforts of significance in energy efficiency, water conservation and renewable energy use, the U.S. Air Force said Sunday.

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OPM Implements New Policy for Qualifications Review Board

The Office of Personnel Management has applied changes to qualifications review board policy for agency head appointments. Margaret Weichert, OPM's acting director, said in a letter posted Thursday the agency will continue to pursue new QRB cases when agency heads step down from positions in accordance with certain laws.

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GAO: Army Needs to Assess Risks in Multi-Domain Reorganization Plan

The Government Accountability Office found through a study that the U.S. Army lacks personnel and risk assessments for new cyber and electronic warfare units intended to deter foreign threats. The Army intends to accelerate the activation of these units that sometimes initiate without cyber training and equipment modernization, GAO said Thursday.

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DOE Launches New Center to Support Nuclear Tech Dev’t

The Department of Energy has opened a center to help industry develop advanced nuclear energy technologies with the support of national laboratories. DOE said Thursday its new National Reactor Innovation Center will help private firms demonstrate nuclear reactor concepts to accelerate licensing and commercialization of resulting technologies.

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Report: Donald Trump Considers Buying Greenland From Denmark

President Trump is talking with advisers regarding the administration’s potential purchase of Greenland for resources and geopolitical reasons, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. A fraction of Trump’s advisers support the idea as a beneficial economic move, while some disagree with the president. 

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CBO: DHS Requires $44M for Proposed Bug Bounty Program

The Congressional Budget Office said the Department of Homeland Security's potential bug bounty program would require $44M to implement, Fedscoop reported Monday. A proposed bill, known as the Cybersecurity Vulnerability Remediation Act, would task DHS to gather bug information via a bounty program.

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