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President Trump Nominates Derek Kan for OMB Deputy Director Post

Derek Kan

Derek Kan, executive associate director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), has received President Trump's nomination to serve as the agency's deputy director. His career includes experience with the Department of Transportation (DoT) where he served as undersecretary for policy and senior adviser, the White House said Wednesday.

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Rona Bunn Named Full-Time CIO at International Trade Administration

Rona Bunn

Rona Bunn, acting chief information officer of the International Trade Administration, has been appointed to assume her role on a full-time basis, G2Xchange FedCiv reported Tuesday. She holds over two decades of technical leadership experience, having formerly served as chief of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) automation staff.

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NIST Develops Formula to Accelerate Comms Frequency Sharing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a mathematical formula designed to boost the efficiency of frequency sharing in wireless communication networks. NIST said Tuesday that its new formula uses machine learning to select a frequency channel through input from previous engagements in network environments.

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CISA Releases Industrial Control Cybersecurity Infographic With DOE, U.K.

CISA

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has partnered with the Department of Energy (DoE) and a U.K.-based cybersecurity center to publish a document of standards for the protection of industrial control systems. The two-page "Cybersecurity Best Practices for Industrial Control Systems" infographic features recommendations for handling ICS-related cyber risks, CISA said Friday.

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NOAA Awards $150M for Continued UW–Madison Meteorology Research Partnership

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will extend its partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to study satellite meteorology under a $150 million award. The renewal extends an existing 40-year-old research partnership between NOAA and UW–Madison's Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, the university said Friday.

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Mojdeh Bahar to Lead NIST Industrial Engagement

Mojdeh Bahar

Mojdeh Bahar, a former U.S. Department of Agriculture executive, has joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to serve as associate director for innovation and industry services, a role through which she will oversee industrial partnerships. Bahar will supervise NIST's technology transfer programs and external engagement efforts as she directly reports to Walter Copan, the agency's director, NIST said Friday.

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