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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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Alison Macfarlane: NRC to Close Doors Thursday

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has run out of funds to continue operations and will be forced to close down Thursday until it receives a new appropriations measure. Ninety percent of the NRC’s budget comes from collected fees that must be deposited in the U.S. Treasury and Congress must pass a …

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Report: US Could Do More to Prevent Attacks on Nuclear Power Plants

University of Texas researchers have found that public and private nuclear reactors lack security measures needed to protect against terrorism attacks similar to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Reuters reported Thursday. Timothy Gardner writes the University’s Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project released study findings that show nuclear facilities are vulnerable to …

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Allison Macfarlane Approved for New NRC Leadership Term

The Senate has renewed Allison Macfarlane’s tenure as chairperson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Macfarlane will lead the NRC for another five-year term after the Senate confirmed her on Thursday, according to the report. In a statement, Macfarlane vowed to boost transparency and public engagement …

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Senate Confirms Macfarlane As NRC Chair

By unanimous vote, the Senate voted on Friday to confirm George Mason University professor Allison Macfarlane as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s new chair, Bloomberg reports. Senators also confirmed Kristine Svinicki to serve on the commission for a second five-year term. President Obama nominated Macfarlane to succeed Gregory Jaczko, who announced …

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Senate Panel Reaches Deal On NRC Nominees Vote

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has reached a settlement to advance the two nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last Wednesday, GovExec reports. Nominations of Allison MacFarlane and Kristine Svinicki will go to a floor vote and MacFarlane will be designated chairman if confirmed, succeeding Gregory Jaczko. MacFarlane …

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NRC Chair Gregory Jaczko Announces Departure

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is resigning, effective upon the confirmation of his successor, he announced Monday. He has served seven years on the commission, including nearly three as chairman. As chairman, he led the NRC’s response to the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plants in Japan following the …

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FDIC Tops ‘Best Places to Work’ List

The Partnership for Public Service has released the results of a study which ranked the best places to work within the federal government in 2011. The results are based off of responses recorded by the Office of Personnel Management’s Employee Viewpoint Survey. In total, 266,000 employees (a 49.3 percent response …

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