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Potomac Officers Club Announces Dr. Bruce Jette as Keynote Speaker for 4th Annual Army Forum on Oct. 2nd

Dr. Bruce Jette, assistant secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology for the U.S. Army, will be featured as the keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 4th Annual Army Forum on October 2nd. Click here to register for the 4th Annual Army Forum on Oct. 2nd. 

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Lawmakers Revive Push for 3% Federal Worker Pay Raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) have reintroduced a bill that seeks to increase the salary of federal civilian employees by 3 percent in 2019. The Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act is cosponsored by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and 23 other House lawmakers, according to an article published …

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Senate Unanimously Approves Eric Fanning as Army Secretary

The Senate confirmed Eric Fanning as secretary of the U.S. Army through a unanimous voice vote Tuesday, Reuters reported Tuesday. Patricia Zengerle writes Fanning, a former undersecretary of the Air Force and chief of staff to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, received Senate confirmation to take the Army’s no.1 civilian post eight months after President …

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Senate Passes Bill to Amend Freedom of Information Act

The U.S. Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that seeks to amend the Freedom of Information Act and is sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn and Patrick Leahy and co-sponsored by Sens. Chuck Grassley, Chris Coons, Debra Fischer and Jon Tester. The FOIA Improvement Act requires government agencies to adopt a default response to release and not withhold government documents, …

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Alejandro Mayorkas: Senate Cyber Bill Falls Short of DHS’ Privacy Protection Goals

Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has warned that Senate’s Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would curb privacy rights and complicate threat intelligence exchange efforts, National Journal reported Monday. Kaveh Waddell writes Mayorkas raised his concerns about the Senate Intelligence Committee-approved bill in a written response to an …

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Senate OKs Improper Payment Bill; Tom Carper Comments

The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bipartisan bill that seeks to enhance existing procedures and requirements to help detect and curb improper payments by federal agencies. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) co-authored the Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015 with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) as an amendment to the Improper Payments …

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