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David DeVries Appointed Michigan State CIO

David DeVries, former chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been named CIO of Michigan and director of the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. DeVries will succeed former DTMB director David Behen, who resigned in June to serve as vice president and CIO of La-Z-Boy, the …

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Siemens’ Judy Marks Joins Commerce Dept’s Investment Advisory Council; Wilbur Ross Comments

Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been selected for membership on the Commerce Department‘s Investment Advisory Council. The department said Monday that Marks joins 15 other IAC members who aim to identify  and implement strategies to increase investment opportunities in the country. “Judy’s knowledge and experience will no doubt be invaluable as we set out to …

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Detroit News: Former US Rep. Mike Rogers to Lead Donald Trump’s Presidential Transition Team for Natl Security

Mike Rogers, former chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee and a CNN commentator, will lead national security planning for Donald Trump’s presidential transition, The Detroit News reported Thursday. The former Michigan representative is a vocal advocate of national security, intelligence and counterterrorism issues, according to the joint report by Chad Livengood, …

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Congress Approves 10-Week Govt Funding Extension

The House voted 342-85 Wednesday evening to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund the operations of the federal government through Dec. 9 and prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Sarah Ferris and Cristina Marcos write the Senate initially rejected the proposed legislation Tuesday but approved it Wednesday …

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DHS, Partners Conduct Emergency Response Tests Along US-Canada Border

The Department of Homeland Security science and technology directorate has collaborated with Canadian organizations to test emergency response technologies and protocols along the Michigan and Ontario border. DHS said Tuesday the fourth leg of the Canada-U.S. Enhanced Resiliency Experiments at the Blue Water Bridge crossing will work to test cross-border broadband and wireless networks, electrocardiogram …

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Michigan Kicks Off Cyber Security Awareness Month

The eighth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month was kicked off Oct. 7 at the Michigan Cyber Summit when the state hosted both Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder hosted the event and announced a “Cyber Initiative” in which …

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