Tag Archives: Transportation Department

NIST, Partners Kick Off Global City Teams Challenge; Chris Greer Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has commenced a challenge for communities worldwide to collaborate to address issues such as air quality, traffic management and emergency services. Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge, set to begin on Sep. 29 through 30, will work to form teams to develop technologies for managing resources, the NIST …

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FAA Eyes Quick Deployment of New Air Traffic Control System

The Federal Aviation Administration is working to step up its implementation the NextGen air traffic control system following a set of recommendations from the inspector general’s office at the Transportation Department, NJ.com reported Thursday. Steve Strunsky writes the FAA is deploying NextGen system in order to upgrade its legacy radar-based system to a satellite-based …

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DOT Official Brodi Fontenot Nominated as Treasury Dept CFO

Brodi Fontenot, currently a Transportation Department official, has received a presidential nomination to serve as the Treasury Department‘s next chief financial officer, the White House announced Thursday. Fontenot’s roles at DOT include assistant secretary for administration, chief human capital officer and senior sustainability officer. He joined that agency in 2009 as deputy assistant secretary …

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Richard McKinney: Cybersecurity a Top Priority for DOT

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department‘s chief information officer, has pinpointed cybersecurity as his main focus for the agency in an interview with FCW published Tuesday. In the interview with Colby Hochmuth, McKinney spoke about his first year at DOT, his work to leverage data management in government and the challenges to information technology at …

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Peter Rogoff: Highway Trust Fund Deficit Could Derail Infrastructure Projects

A Transportation Department official told lawmakers Wednesday that a funding shortfall in the agency’s highway trust fund could delay reimbursements to U.S. states carrying out infrastructure work, Reuters reported Wednesday. Elvina Nawaguna writes Peter Rogoff, DOT’s acting policy undersecretary, discussed the fund’s impending deficit before the House Transportation subcommittee on …

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Beth Cobert Confirmed as OMB Deputy Director

Beth Cobert was confirmed as the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget by the Senate Wednesday night in a voice vote, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the 29-year McKinsey and Co. veteran succeeds Jeffrey Zients, who resigned from the post in May and now serves as …

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