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Ellen Stofan Resigns as NASA’s Chief Scientist

Ellen Stofan stepped down as NASA’s chief scientist three years after she assumed the post, Space.com reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes NASA hinted at Stofan’s resignation in a Dec. 21 interview posted on social media site Tumblr saying she was “departing for new adventures.” Stofan said in a NASA interview that …

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Tom Wheeler to Resign as FCC Chairman in January

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down from his post on Jan. 20 after more than three years on the job. Wheeler helped advance the passage of “net neutrality” rules that require internet service providers to treat online content equally, according to a report by Brett …

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OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments

The Office of Personnel Management has implemented a governmentwide suspension on the processing of an agency’s Qualifications Review Board cases for Senior Executive Service appointments once the agency chief resigns. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Friday the moratorium is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 7 and …

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James Clapper Tenders Resignation to Make Way for Next DNI

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has signed his letter of resignation that will take effect when President Barack Obama’s administration officially ends Jan. 20. Clapper tendered his resignation two months ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the country’s 45th president. Clapper, who assumed the DNI post in August 2010, leads the U.S. intelligence community …

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Military Times: Brad Carson to Resign as Acting DoD P&R Undersecretary

Brad Carson, acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, will leave the Pentagon on April 8 after nearly one year on the job, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes Carson has led DoD’s efforts to update its civilian and military workforce management policies and crafted the Future of the …

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Fedscoop: Beth Killoran Named HHS Acting CIO

Beth Killoran has been appointed acting chief information officer and interim deputy assistant secretary for information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes Killoran’s appointment follows Frank Baitman’s resignation from his post as HHS CIO in November to explore other professional opportunities. Killoran will continue to serve as …

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Jon Rymer to Resign as Pentagon IG in January

Jon Rymer, inspector general at the Defense Department, will step down from his post by Jan. 8 as he plans a return to the financial industry, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes that Glenn Fine, principal deputy IG at the Pentagon, will hold the IG role in an acting capacity …

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DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness Jessica Wright Resigns

Jessica Wright has resigned from her post as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness effective March 31, 2015, to pursue retirement after 40 years of public service. The Defense Department said Thursday Wright, a retired major general in the Pennsylvania National Guard, assumed her current responsibilities in January 2013. She initially served in an …

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Matthew Olsen to Retire as National Counterterrorism Center Head; James Clapper Comments

  Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will retire from the role after three years of service in leading the government’s counterterrorism efforts across the intelligence community and law enforcement agencies. “Matt and the dedicated professionals he has led at the NCTC have been absolutely critical to our success in disrupting terrorist …

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