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House pushes spectrum sale

The House overwhelmingly passed legislation that is designed to streamline radio spectrum management and remove obstacles to agencies' ability to move to other wavelengths. The bill creates a Spectrum Relocation Fund that will be seeded by Federal Communications Commission auctions. It will be used to reimburse incumbent federal agencies that are relocated along the radio spectrum as a result of the auction.

Johnson confirmed at OMB

The Senate June 11 confirmed Clay Johnson III to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, a position that holds direct control of the President's Management Agenda. As the deputy director for management, Johnson is responsible for overseeing and bringing better management practices to agencies and programs.

DHS seeks alert system

The Homeland Security Department is putting together a business case for the fiscal 2005 budget that would finance an alert system for the public. Rosita Parks, chief information officer at DHS' Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the agency is taking an inventory of what technology it has and what types of alert systems it could use to warn the public of an emergency.

Air Force taps General Dynamics

The Air Force June 11 awarded General Dynamics Government Systems Corp. the more than $1.9 billion Intelligence Information, Command and Control Equipment and Enhancement contract. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will provide worldwide information technology sustainment and technical support.

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    Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    VA health record go-live pushed back to July

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying a planned initial deployment of its $16 billion electronic health record project by four months, but is promising added functionality at the go-live date.

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    Esper says he didn't seek the authority to gut DOD unions

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper told lawmakers he was waiting for a staff analysis of a recent presidential memo before deciding whether to leverage new authority.

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