President Donald Trump intends to nominate Chad Wolf, chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, as undersecretary of homeland security for strategy, policy and plans.Read More »
Michael Eric Wooten, Marine Corps veteran and senior adviser for acquisitions at the Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office, was selected by President Trump to be the next administrator of federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget. The White House announced Wooten’s nomination for the new role on Wednesday.Read More »
The Department of Justice and Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum Tuesday calling on federal agencies to ensure their Freedom of Information Act request platforms are interoperable with the centralized National FOIA Portal. The directive comes as part of the efforts to comply with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 which called for the creation of a consolidated online portal enabling the public to request any federal agency for records covered by the FOIA.Read More »
Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense, has said DoD’s artificial intelligence strategy supports every facet of the National Defense Strategy, DoD reported Tuesday. Deasy told reporters Tuesday that the Pentagon’s AI strategy focuses on increasing agility and speed and that the performance of AI program will depend on the department’s relationships with external and internal partners.
President Trump has signed an executive order launching a new program to direct federal resources toward the development of artificial intelligence to improve national security and the quality of life of citizens. The American AI Initiative has five key principles and one of those is directing federal agencies to prioritize investments in research and development efforts related to AI, the White House said Monday.Read More »
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Christopher Scolese, director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, for the same position at the National Reconnaissance Office. Scolese has received a number of NASA awards, having held a number of leadership roles including associate administrator and chief engineer at the space agency, the White House said Thursday.Read More »
The White House is expected within the coming weeks to introduce an action plan on 5G technology, artificial intelligence and the National Quantum Initiative Act’s "first deliverables,” The Hill reported Wednesday. An administration official told the publication the Trump administration could release such a plan designed to keep the country’s research-and-development leadership in those tech areas.
President Trump will nominate David Bernhardt, acting secretary of the Department of the Interior, to serve in the role on a permanent basis, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Bernhardt has been serving across the department since the early 2000's and was confirmed as its deputy secretary in April 2017.Read More »
Roger Stone, formerly deputy senior director of resilience policy of the National Security Council, has been named director of information technology at the White House, FedScoop reported Monday. He succeeds Chris Herndon, who served as head of IT for two years, and will serve as chief information officer of the executive offices of the president and vice president.
The Office of Management and Budget has notified Congress that the president’s fiscal 2020 budget request for the Department of Defense could be ready by mid-March, National Defense reported Monday. “We got an email this morning from [the Office of Management and Budget] saying that they are projecting right now to give us the skinny [defense] budget March 12 with full budget documents … on March 18,” John Lucio, a Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee staffer, said during a panel discussion Monday at the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in Monterey, Calif.Read More »