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VA Program Aims to Train Vets to Join Acquisition Workforce

The Department of Veterans Affairs launched its program for training wounded veterans to be contracting specialists in a three-year internship, Federal Computer Week reports. The VA Acquisition Academy Acquisition Internship School’s Warriors to Workforce Program started Thursday through which veterans are trained to qualify for acquisition related careers. The program “leverages a …

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FedRAMP’s Controls, Tasks; QinetiQ’s John Lambeth Comments

The  General Services Administration has taken another step in implementing FedRAMP by issuing new baseline security controls for federal agencies and cloud providers. The GSA included measures similar to those in a publication issued in August 2009 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to FedScoop. Similar measures include …

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New House Website Features Legislation in Progess

In an effort to increase transparency, the Committee on House Administration launched a public portal Tuesday to act as a central hub for House documents, according to The Hill newspaper. All legislation in consideration by the House as well as committee statements will be located on the new site, docs.house.gov. …

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Obama Pursues Power to Consolidate Six Federal Agencies

On Friday, President Obama will ask Congress for the power to merge six federal trade and commerce agencies, the Wall Street Journal reports. The report says Obama will ask Congress for “reorganizational” power. The last president to have this power was Ronald Reagan. The new power would allow the president to …

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Contractors to Give GSA IT Security Plans

The General Services Administration will require vendors to provide information technology security plans detailing how they are meeting federal cyber regulations under a new rule published Friday. GSA said that changes are will apply to IT contracts awarded after Jan. 6, 2012 and that contractors must submit their IT security …

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Pentagon’s New Strategy Shifts Focus to Asia, Reduces Forces

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama called for a shift in U.S. military strategy from Europe to the Asia-Pacific region during a Thursday briefing. Earlier this week, reports indicated that the plan would include reducing the standing forces and refocusing them to different areas. According to a Reuters report, this differs …

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Pentagon Reducing Numbers of Generals, Admirals

Coinciding with the close of the Iraq war and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon thinning its upper ranks according to a Washington Post report. Pentagon officials have eliminated 27 positions for generals and admirals since March according to the Post. The Pentagon’s overall plan is …

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FCC Lets Users Create their Own Custom Page with Beta Launch

In an effort to improve the “FCC online experience,” the Federal Communications Commission launched its public beta domain last week, where users can choose widgets and create a customized page. According to the announcement by FCC Managing Director David Robbins, MyFCC allows users to create a personalized page featuring the agency’s …

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