Tag Archives: White House

Anita Molino Attends White House GreenGov Dialogue

Anita Molino, co-founder and managing partner at Bostonia Partners, attended a recent GreenGov Dialogue event hosted by the Council on Environmental Quality. The executive delivered a speech at the event, which the company said highlighted the Obama administration’s plan to cut energy costs in federal buildings through a performance-based procurement …

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White House: Agencies Making Strides Against Cybersecurity Risks

The White House sees progress in federal agencies working toward three cross-agency goals to safeguard their cyber networks, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that the three goals are to constantly monitor networks, secure Internet gateways and utilize two-factor authentication when accessing federal information. “This quarter, combining all three goals, we’ve increased …

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Report: Susan Rice to Succeed Tom Donilon as Natl Security Adviser

Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been appointed to succeed Tom Donilon as national security adviser to President Barack Obama, the New York  Times reported Wednesday. Citing White House officials, Mark Landler writes Obama plans to appoint Samantha Power, a National Security Council official, to succeed Rice as …

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Jennifer Pahlka Named Deputy US CTO for Govt Innovation

Jennifer Pahlka, founder of the nonprofit organization Code for America, has been appointed deputy U.S. chief technology officer for government innovation and will work alongside CTO Todd Park. She will serve in the position for just one year which she termed her “own fellowship year of sorts,” CfA Pahlka wrote …

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Report: Jason Furman to Chair WH Economic Advisory Panel

Jason Furman, deputy director of the National Economic Council, will be appointed to serve as chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the New York Times reports. Annie Lowrey writes Furman helped form the stimulus bill and pushed for aid to low-income families. He also has helped President …

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Exec Order Puts CTO, CIO In Charge of Federal Open Data Repository

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will oversee an online repository of government information intended to help federal agencies adopt a new open data policy, Information Week reported Thursday. Elena Malykhina writes President Barack Obama issued an executive order mandating the new policy, which …

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Reports: Jeff Zients, Shelley Metzenbaum Depart OMB

Jeff Zients has left the Office of Management and Budget after four years at the agency as deputy director for management and chief performance officer, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Zients has twice served as acting director during his time at the agency. His most recent …

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White House Saves $5B From Automatic DoD Spending Cuts

The White House has announced that it will restore $4.9 billion out of the $85 billion to be cut from the Defense Department budget due to sequestration, according to a Bloomberg article. Brian Faler writes that with the money being put back into the budget, the Pentagon estimates that it …

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