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William Marion II Appointed Air Force Acting CIO

William Marion II, deputy chief information dominance officer and deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, has assumed his new role as the service branch’s acting CIO, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Marion will take over the responsibilities of Lt. Gen. Bradford Shwedo, who has been selected to serve as …

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HHS to Hire Chief Health Informatics Officer for CMS

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking for a chief health informatics officer to produce health information technology requirements and content that could boost innovation and interoperability for the department. A USAJobs notice published June 21 says the person to be hired will help HHS’ Centers for Medicare …

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Charles Rettig Eyes IT, Workforce Modernization as IRS Nominee

Charles Rettig, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Internal Revenue Service, has told Senate Finance Committee members that he would prioritize the modernization of the agency’s information technology infrastructure if senators approve his nomination, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rettig, a tax attorney from California, said during the committee hearing Thursday he believes …

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GAO Pushes Continued Effort to Manage Government IT Investments

The Government Accountability Office has found through a study that there are still a number of actions the government has to take in order to improve the management of information technology procurement. These actions encompass further review of chief information officer responsibilities, IT contract approval, data center consolidation, software license management and security …

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NIST Unveils Draft Guide on ‘Cyber Resilient’ Systems Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a draft guide on how to achieve cyber resiliency across information technology systems. NIST said Wednesday the guideline titled “Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems” intends to address cyber resiliency issues relevant to organizations that are developing new IT systems …

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IT Modernization, Workforce Devt Included in Trump’s 1st Management Agenda

The White House has released President Donald Trump’s first management agenda across six areas in support of the administration’s “deep-seated transformation” effort, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Trump administration will release in March specific initiatives across those six areas that include information technology modernization to help increase security and …

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Eminence Griffin: US’ Proposed NAFTA Language Change Could Affect IT Procurement

The Trump administration’s proposed changes to a trade deal between U.S., Mexico and Canada could harm the information technology industry’s access to contracting opportunities in the two foreign countries, FCW reported Wednesday. One proposed change to the North American Free Trade Agreement would equalize foreign access to U.S. government contracts and …

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NASCIO’s 2018 Federal Advocacy Agenda Covers Cyber, Innovation & Data Sharing

The National Association of State Chief Information Officers has issued its list of 2018 federal advocacy priorities meant to boost information technology in state governments through cooperation with federal entities. NASCIO said Thursday it will push for efforts to address disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and standardize federal auditors’ processes. “State CIOs continue …

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