Tag Archives: President Obama

National Intelligence Director Avril Haines Supports President Biden’s General Counsel Nomination

Avril Haines

Avril Haines, the director of National Intelligence and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, issued a statement supporting President Biden's nominee for the general counsel position at the Office of the DNINominee Chris Fonzone holds years of experience in the national security area across a range of roles, having served with the departments of Defense and Justice (DOJ). 

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Merrick Garland Confirmed to Serve as US Attorney General

Merrick Garland

Judge Merrick Garland has received the Senate's confirmation to serve as U.S. attorney general, a role through which he will lead the country's Department of Justice (DOJ). His confirmation resulted from a 70-30 vote the Senate made on the same day. Garland formerly served as a circuit judge for the District of Columbia at the U.S. Court of Appeals. 

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Barry Barlow, SVP & Chief of Staff of Perspecta, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Barry Barlow, chief of staff and senior vice president of Perspecta, with the Chairman’s Award for completing his second year as chairman of the CTO Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program. This is the second consecutive year Executive Mosaic has awarded Barry Barlow the Chairman’s Award.

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Senate Banking Committee OKs Adam Szubin’s Treasury Nomination

The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday voted 14-8 to approve the nomination of Adam Szubin as undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence at the Treasury Department, Bloomberg reported Friday. Elizabeth Dexheimer writes Szubin was nominated by President Barack Obama in April last year to lead the department’s efforts to stop financing for …

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Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexander Bolton writes the trade bill was approved by senators in a 62-37 vote Friday and is expected to stir debate …

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Industry Looks Into Procurement Reform Talk

Some industry watchers have weighed in on the future of federal information technology procurement and factors that could lead to comprehensive reform on the government’s IT acquisition practices, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell cited experts as saying the call for change could have been catalyzed by the issues encountered with …

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President Obama Nominates John Roth as DHS Inspector General

President Barack Obama has nominated John Roth as the next inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, a post that has been vacant since 2011, Federal Times reported Monday. Sean Reilly writes that Roth is slated to succeed interim inspector general Charles Edwards. Richard Skinner retired in early 2011 …

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