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MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz to resign from Congress

The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator.

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Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process.

Claire Grady

Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS.

Dave Wennergren is the Senior Vice President of Technology Policy for the Professional Services Council.

PSC's Wennergren headed to Deloitte

Longtime Defense executive to focus on federal IT modernization efforts.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Census director resigns amid 2020 prep

As the Census Bureau stares down a critical and jam-packed 2017 schedule, Director John Thompson announced his retirement, effective June 30.

Heather Wilson, former US Rep, current Secy USAF

Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

The Senate confirmed Heather Wilson as the new secretary of the Air Force just days after the Trump administration's second nominee for Army secretary withdrew from consideration.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

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No honeymoon for Trump with feds

President Trump's low public approval ratings are reflected in his unpopularity among the federal workforce.

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Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division.

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Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security.