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White House Appoints Allison Brigati as GSA Associate Admin for Office of Government-wide Policy

Allison Brigati, a former general counsel and director of strategic initiatives at the National Academy of Public Administration, has joined the General Services Administration as associate administrator for the Office of Government-wide Policy. GSA said Monday President Donald Trump picked Brigati to help guide strategic policymaking for the federal government on areas such …

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Federal News Radio: DoD to Release Cybersecurity Guidance for Acquisition Program Managers

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance within the next two months to help program managers integrate cybersecurity approaches into DoD’s acquisition cycle, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Scott Maucione writes the guide will outline systems security engineering strategies as part of DoD’s efforts to address vulnerabilities in defense systems and protect assets against cyber attacks. “Ultimately this …

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GSA Issues Final Transactional Data Reporting Rule; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has released a final rule on its transactional data reporting process in an effort to help simplify the tracking and disclosure requirements for federal contractors. GSA said Wednesday the rule will be published on Thursday and is applicable across the agency’s contract vehicles for information related to government purchases of goods and …

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New Pennsylvania Policy Aims to Cut Teacher License Processing Time for Military Vets, Spouses; Pedro Rivera Comments

The Departments of Education, Military and Veterans Affairs in Pennsylvania have introduced a new policy to reduce processing times for veterans, active military personnel and their spouses who apply for a teacher license. Reps. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-New York) and Pam DeLissio (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) are currently working to turn House Bill 2078 …

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Sen. John McCain: National Cyber Deterrence Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday he believes a cyber deterrence policy that the White House has proposed to Congress lacks offensive approaches, FCW reported Tuesday. FCW quoted McCain as saying the proposal “does little to clarify the policy ambiguities that undermine the credibility of deterrence.” “The administration has …

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