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GSA Official Kathleen Turco to Join VHA as CFO

Katheleen Turco, currently the General Services Administration‘s governmentwide policy associate administrator, will leave the agency to become the Veterans Services Administration‘s chief financial officer, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes that Turco will officially join the VHA June 16. In an email obtained by Federal News Radio, Turco said …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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Study: China, India, Pakistan Boost Nuclear Stocks

China, India and Pakistan increased their stock of nuclear weapons in 2012, Bloomberg reported Monday citing a new study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. In Robert Wall’s report, the Swedish think tank said China added about 10 warheads to its nuclear weapons arsenal that now totals an estimated …

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Jennifer Pahlka Named Deputy US CTO for Govt Innovation

Jennifer Pahlka, founder of the nonprofit organization Code for America, has been appointed deputy U.S. chief technology officer for government innovation and will work alongside CTO Todd Park. She will serve in the position for just one year which she termed her “own fellowship year of sorts,” CfA Pahlka wrote …

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DHS Alerts Employees of Security Breach on Personnel Files

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has informed employees that software it uses to process personnel information has been susceptible to a security attack. The agency recently learned of the vulnerability and has taken steps to  resolve the issue in cooperation with the software vendor, DHS announced on its website. The …

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Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson Joins Apple

Lisa Jackson, who left her post as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief earlier this year, has joined Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday. Dana Hull writes Jackson said in an official statement that Apple aims to remove toxins in products and use …

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