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House Passes Bill to Support Nuclear Research Partnerships; Sen. Mike Crapo Quoted

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill encouraging partnerships with private companies supporting research on clean nuclear power. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act would require the Department of Energy to collaborate with private sector firms aiming to test new nuclear reactor concepts, the office of Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho said Thursday.

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GAO: NRC Should Monitor Compliance of Motor Carriers That Transport Radioactive Sources

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop a method to verify that motor carriers of radioactive sources meet NRC’s security requirements. GAO said Thursday NRC’s regulatory authority only covers licensed users of risk-significant radioactive sources and the commission does not directly verify whether motor carriers contracted by licensees have …

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GAO: Office of Government Ethics Should Identify Other Agencies With Special Govt Employee Data Reporting Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Office of Government Ethics to determine whether other federal agencies have experienced difficulties in reporting data on special government employees who do not serve on federal boards. GAO made the recommendation after it found that the Department of Health and Human Services, Nuclear …

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David Nelson Takes NRC CIO Role

David Nelson, former chief information officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, has been appointed to a similar role at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has managed CMS’ $2.6 billion information technology portfolio as well as helped facilitate efforts to fix the Healthcare.gov website and led the development of technology backbone for the Medicare claims processing system, NRS said Monday. …

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VA Names Dan Galik CISO

Dan Galik, associate deputy assistant secretary for security operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will assume the role of acting deputy assistant secretary and chief information security officer at the VA, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes that Galik will succeed Stan Lowe, who will retire after 25 years of service. Galik …

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Patrick Howard: Agencies Need Stakeholder-Oriented CDM Strategy

Patrick Howard, a former chief information security officer for two federal agencies, believes that end users or stakeholders are important factors to consider for continuous diagnostics and mitigation strategies. Howard, a former CISO at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, wrote in an opinion piece for Federal …

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