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*** The new Department of Homeland Security's C-suite is taking shape after the ouster of former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former Acting Deputy Secretary Claire Grady. David P. Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, is taking over the duties of deputy secretary. Before his TSA post, Pekoske served as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

*** The Department of Defense is looking for a contractor to perform administration, management support, security engineering, desktop support, communications and other duties on its 10-year, $10 billion enterprise-wide cloud acquisition. The request was posted on FedBizOpps just a day before it became publicly known that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement had been winnowed down to two bidders -- Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

*** Russell Vought, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, reminded federal agency chiefs in an April 11 memorandum that the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB is the hub of rulemaking under the Congressional Review Act. The memo reiterates some of the definitions and analyses to be used by agencies that loops in OIRA before agencies share rulemaking reports with Congress and the Government Accountability Office, as required under the Congressional Review Act.

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 at 1:22 AM


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