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Federal Reserve Use Twitter, Videos for Transparency

The Federal Reserve System is now using Twitter as part of its efforts to be more transparent, the Atlantic Wire reports. The Fed’s Twitter account features news releases, balance sheets and termination of enforcement actions. The organization’s social media page, launched a week ago, will also feature videos of Chairman …

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Report: China Earth Exports Policy Could Potentially Affect U.S. Military

The U.S., Japan and the European Union challenged China’s restrictions on rare-earth exports during a World Trade Organization meeting Thursday. Rare-earths are minerals considered to be critical to the production of civilian and military technologies, according to Wall Street Journal. President Obama indicated the minerals play an important role with advanced …

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DHS Cyber Lead Plans to Hire ‘All-Star’ Staff

Mark Weatherford, former chief security officer at North American Electric Reliability Corp., joined the Department of Homeland Security as deputy cybersecurity undersecretary in October. Since then, Weatherford appointed John Streufert director of the department’s national cybersecurity division Jan. 17. Weatherford told GovInfo Security in a recent interview at the RSA Conference 2012 …

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NNSA CIO Prioritizing Cloud, Cyber

National Nuclear Security Administration Chief Information Officer Robert Osborn has developed a three-step plan for improving the agency’s information technology infrastructure, Federal News Radio reports. Osborn, in office for a year, said he will focus on using hybrid cloud technology and improving cybersecurity. Osborn’s network transformation plan includes implementing virtual …

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House Nearing Transportation Bill Decision Deadline

The Senate approved a $109 billion transportation bill Wednesday to subsidize road and transit projects and potentially create 2.8 million jobs within the next two years, The Hill reports. The 74-22 approval culminates five weeks worth of debate regarding amendments necessary for the bill. The House has two-and-a-half weeks to …

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GAO Reports Impact of OMB 2010 Financial Financial Project Halt

In 2010, the Office of Management and Budget halted 30 financial management projects to review how they measured up to new policies aimed to reduce cost and conduct modernization. Government agencies told the Government Accountability Office that they saw little impact on the cost and completion time of several programs following …

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GAO: Four Agencies Hold 60% of Federal Energy Initiatives

A majority of the federal government’s renewable energy initiatives stem from four federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO found the Interior, Agriculture, Defense and Energy departments to be responsible for 60 percent of government energy initiatives in 2010. Auditors reviewed energy practices of 23 agencies and 130 …

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