Tag Archives: HUD

Contracting, Federal Workforce Hearings On Tap This Week

Lawmakers have a busy week ahead with mutliple hearings scheduled relating to the federal workforce and agencies’ use of contractors, the Washington Post reports. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee on contracting oversight is set to hold a hearing Thursday that will discuss the use of contractors by …

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Congress Racing To Avoid Govt. Shutdown, Again

With time running out until the federal government is forced to a halt after the plug on its funding is pulled, lawmakers in the House and Senate are scrambling to pass appropriations bills before the Nov. 18 deadline. With four days left, lawmakers have yet to agree on legislation regarding …

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GSA Brings Over HUD CTO Mark Day to Oversee Acquisitions

The General Services Administration is welcoming a new director of strategic solutions, Mark Day, currently the chief technology officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a Federal Computer Week report. Starting Nov. 21, Day will oversee the government-wide acquisition program as well as the Center for …

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Obama Orders Agencies to Speed Up Infrastrucuture Hiring

President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Wednesday directing departments and agencies to identify high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects and expedite them through the permit process in order to speed job creation. The departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Transportation will each select up to three high …

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New White House Initiative Launched to Assist Urban Areas

The Obama administration is launching Strong Cities, Strong Communities, a new initiative aimed at strengthening communities and sparking economic growth in urban areas. Experienced staff will be sent to cities across the country to help implement the program and to ensure taxpayer dollars are used efficiently. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan …

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ExecutiveGov’s Need-to-Reads

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Wrap-up of Gen. Alexander’s Cybercom Hearings Cyber news and analysis website (and ExecutiveGov sister site) The New New Internet has an interesting wrap-up of NSA Director and U.S. Cyber Command …

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Estelle Richman

Estelle Richman serves as chief operating officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to joining HUD, Richman was the welfare secretary at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, a position she held for seven years. Richman’s has spent more than 25 years in the public-service sector. Before …

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