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Administration Wants to Cap Contracting Executive’s Pay at President’s $400K Salary; Joe Jordan Comments

The U.S. government has proposed federal contractors’ salary be tied to that of the President’s $400,000 annual pay, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. Jill Aitoro writes the current method for setting the executive compensation cap is by using the median compensation of the five highest paid executives of publicly traded …

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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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