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FBI Budget Makes Room for Bigger Cyber Force

Similar to the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s budget showing shifts toward cybersecurity, the FBI is reportedly to receive more special agents for cyber efforts. A report by InformationWeek indicated the proposed Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill for 2012 allots for increased funds for cyber and …

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Former FAA CIO Goes to OPM to help with USAJobs

The Office of Personnel Management added David Bowen as its chief technology officer earlier this month, according to a Federal News Radio report. Formerly chief information officer at the Federal Aviation Administration, Bowen has been tasked to work with OPM CIO Matt Perry with handling USAJobs and avoiding future shutdowns. …

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VanRoekel: US Ahead of Schedule in Closing Data Centers

Last year, the White House set a goal to close 800 data centers by the end of 2015. Today the federal chief information officer said it is ahead of schedule for reaching its goal. Steven VanRoekel cited data center closures as means to “[cut] spending on wasteful, underutilized hardware, software …

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Defense Bill Sent Off to White House

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act has made it through both houses of Congress and is now off to the White House for signing. The White House had previously issued threats to veto the bill, but lifted any such threat once a clear deal was in sight, according to Politico. The bill …

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Agencies Notifying Employees of Possible Shutdown

Deal or no deal, agencies are preparing for a shutdown in case short-term funding deals lose steam or do not happen at all, according to a Washington Post report. While agencies such as the departments of Commerce, Agriculture, House and Urban Development, Transportation, Justice, State and NASA and other agencies …

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Short-Term Deal Appears Likely for Govt. Funding Bill

Reports surfaced earlier this week that a possible deal was reached for government funding. Now, short-term spending seems to be a front-runner of solutions to keep the government up and running. A report by The Hill newspaper indicated that the White House has asked lawmakers to consider short-term measures in …

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Post Office Footprint Shrinking, Donahoe Says

The Postal Service is moving forward with plans to shrink its overall footprint, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe told CNN in an interview Sunday. The postal service is considering plans to consolidate offices and implement a $20 billion plan to transition to a five-day operation from the current six-day delivery operation. …

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NRO to Open Communication Line with Liaison Office

It seems the line of communication between the Defense Department and the National Reconnaissance Office is opening up, with recent meetings at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and the newly created Air Force Materiel Command/NRO Liaison Office. The Air Force released a notice that following the NRO liaison office …

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