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NIST Unveils Maryland Solar Panel Array

The National Institute of Standards and Technology inaugurated a large solar energy array during the agency's celebration of Earth Day. The array consists of 15,000 panels and is built to provide over 8 million killowatt-hours of energy in the agency's facility in Gaithersburg, Md., NIST said Monday. The agency noted that the array will mitigate the release of approximately 6,200 metric tons of annual carbon emissions based from a formula created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, the array will potentially help NIST save $3.5 million in expenses for the next two decades.

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Federal Agencies Open 500 IT, Cybersecurity Job Opportunities

Thirty-three federal agencies unveiled approximately 500 information technology and cybersecurity job vacancies through a two-day job fair administered by the Federal CIO Council, FCW reported Tuesday. The Federal Tech/Cyber hiring event took place in Silver Spring, Maryland, featured career opportunities at civilian, military and intelligence agencies. Preregistration had 2,500 sign-ups, with a total attendee …

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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. GSA signed a 15-year agreement to lease 574,767 rentable square feet for the consolidated USCIS office …

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Issues Executive Order to Create Statewide Cybersecurity Plan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has ordered the state’s homeland security office to collaborate with other government agencies, companies and academic institutions to develop a statewide cybersecurity preparedness framework. Hogan’s office said Thursday Executive Order 01.01.2017.22 calls for the analysis of current plans and development of best practices to guard state government systems against …

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Former Maryland State IT Chief David Garcia Named OPM CIO

David Garcia, former chief information officer for the state of Maryland, has been appointed to the same position at the Office of Personnel Management. OPM said Monday Garcia led Maryland’s information technology operations over the past two years as the state CIO and secretary for its IT department. He is …

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USCIS Gets 15-Year Lease for Consolidated HQ in Maryland

The General Services Administration has announced that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency will occupy a new headquarters as part of a new 15-year lease agreement. USCIS will integrate five leased facilities and one federal asset into a single location at One Town Center in Camp Springs, Maryland, with an area …

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NASA Hosts Interagency Meeting on In-Space Structure Assembly

NASA has facilitated a meeting between spaceflight experts from multiple agencies to address technical challenges associated with the assembly of large structures in space. The space agency said Thursday the technology interchange meeting at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland was the third in a series of discussions between …

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Report: GSA Decides to End FBI HQ Search

The General Services Administration will notify industry on Tuesday regarding its decision to call off the agency’s search for a new FBI headquarters, the Washington Post reported Monday. The cancellation came four months after GSA postponed the announcement of its selected site for the new FBI building until it secures congressional …

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