Tag Archives: Labor Department

President Biden Nominates Maryanne Donaghy, Seema Nanda for Key VA, DOL Roles

White House

President Biden has nominated former Department of Justice (DOJ) officials Maryanne Donaghy and Seema Nanda to assume leadership roles at the departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Labor (DOL), respectively. Donaghy received a nomination for assistant secretary for accountability and whistleblower protection at the VA while Nanda was nominated to serve as DOL solicitor. 

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Marty Walsh Confirmed as Secretary of Department of Labor

Marty Walsh

Marty Walsh, mayor of Boston, has received Senate confirmation to serve as the 29th secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL). The Senate on Monday voted 68-29 to approve Walsh’s nomination for the top role at DOL. Walsh has been mayor of Boston since 2014. He was a member of the Laborers' Union Local 223 and led the Boston Trades Council. 

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Labor Department Secures TMF Investment for Data System Modernization; Maria Roat Quoted

Maria Roat

The Department of Labor (DOL) has received $9.6 million in funding from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) program to help update the department’s data management platform. The General Services Administration (GSA) said Friday it will use the TMF funding to improve the accessibility and availability of department data for other agencies as well as developers, researchers and the press.

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Investigators Say 30% of Victims of Alleged Russian Hack Do Not Run SolarWinds Software; Acting CISA Director Brandon Wales Quoted

Cyber Hacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and corporate investigators said they believe the operation of cyber attackers allegedly linked to Russia extended far beyond compromising SolarWinds’ Orion software and found that about 30 percent of victims in the private and government sectors were not using the software, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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All 24 Agencies Receive ‘A’ Grades in 11th FITARA Scorecard’s Software Licensing Metric; Rep. Gerry Connolly Quoted

Rep. Gerry Connolly

The software licensing metric in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard will now be retired after all 24 agencies received an ‘A’ in the category in its 11th iteration. “FITARA remains an effective tool at catalyzing IT advancement across the enterprise of the federal government. Let’s ensure we use it to continue to raise the bar," said Rep. Gerry Connolly.

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Dave Dacquino of Serco Challenges GovCon Executive Community to Support DOL Veteran Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Dave Dacquino

Dave Dacquino, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Serco Inc. and 2014 Wash100 Award recipient, and Doug Wagoner, president and CEO of LMI, have announced a challenge for fellow CEOs in the government contracting (GovCon) sector. Dacquino and Wagoner co-authored a letter on Monday, along with Chris Brady of GDMS and Haywood “Woody” Talcove of LexisNexis Special Services, who are both 2020 Wash100 Award recipients.

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Labor Dept Allots About $100M for Industrial Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor is investing almost $100M in grants under a public-private apprenticeship program for multiple industries. The program, known as "Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap," would support 28 apprenticeships in a range of industries such as information technology, health care and manufacturing, DOL said Tuesday.

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