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Daniel Kroese, Associate Director of DHS’ National Risk Management Center, Announced as a Panelist for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th

Daniel Kroese, associate director of the National Risk Management Center for the Department of Homeland Security, will be featured as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18th. Register now for the forum right here.

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House Panel Votes in Favor of ‘Space Corps’

The House Armed Services Committee voted to create a “Space Corps” to serve as a new military branch under the Department of the Air Force, Defense News reported Thursday. Space Corps will have a civilian secretary, its own acquisition procedures and a commandant to serve as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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New Draft Bill Proposes $35M for 2020 Tech Modernization Fund

The House Appropriations Committee released a draft bill that allots $35 million for the 2020 Technology Modernization Fund, exhibiting a $10 million boost from 2019's TMF allotment, Nextgov reported Monday. The proposed amount under the Financial Services and General Government draft bill, however, is below the Trump Administration's requested budget of $150 million.

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Brad Mascho, Chief AI Officer of NCI Information Systems, Announced as Moderator for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Forum on June 13th

Brad Mascho, chief AI officer of NCI Information Systems, will be featured as a moderator during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Artificial Intelligence Forum on June 13th. You can register for the event here.

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Congress to Reject White House Budget Proposal for Coast Guard

Lawmakers said the White House’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal for the Coast Guard is "dead on arrival" in Congress because of a lack of funding for critical missions, Military.com reported Tuesday. Officials made the remarks during a House meeting with Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. 

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House Veterans Affairs Panel Seeking IT Experts to Monitor $10B Health Record Update

Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., chairman of House Veterans Affairs Committee, said the panel faces challenges in hiring information technology specialists who will help lawmakers monitor the $10 billion electronic health record overhaul at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Nextgov reported Monday.

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Rep. Tom Graves Named Vice Chair of House Committee on Congress Modernization

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has appointed Tom Graves, R-Ga., as vice chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, McCarthy’s office said Monday in a press release. “Technology has unquestionably improved House productivity, but we must aspire to do better when it comes to connecting with and serving the American people."

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard: House Democrats Propose DHS Support Efforts Amid Limited Budget

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.

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