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Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

Nominations are due by Dec. 24 -- submit yours today!

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Emily Murphy joins GMU

Emily Murphy, who headed the General Services Administration during the Trump presidency, is joining the George Mason University Center for Government Contracting as a senior research fellow.

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Air Force chief software officer to resign

The Air Force's first chief software officer, Nicolas Chaillan, will step down from his role in October, citing lack of funding and being "unempowered to fix basic IT issues."

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Michael Brown withdraws nomination for DOD's top acquisition role

The Defense Innovation Unit's director has requested his name be withdrawn from consideration to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, citing delays caused by an ongoing Office of the Inspector General investigation.

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Vote delayed on Biden's SBA nominee amid GOP-led filibuster attempts

Republicans have condemned Dilawar Syed, nominated to serve as deputy administrator for the Small Business Administration, over his involvement with a Muslim advocacy group that has been critical of Israel.

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Roper named CEO of drone company Volansi

Will Roper, the former Air Force acquisition chief, has been named CEO of Volansi, a commercial drone manufacturing company.

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White House nominates top Army career civilian official to be DOD's comptroller

The White House has nominated Kathleen Miller, the administrative assistant to the Army secretary, to be the Defense Department’s deputy undersecretary of defense (comptroller).

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Senate defense committee delays NDAA markup

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), chairman for the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the committee would delay marking up the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act due to "uncertainty" in White House budget delivery.

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Biden taps former Obama defense policy chief as Army secretary

The White House announced plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, the Pentagon’s former top policy official, to be the first woman as Army secretary.

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Biden taps DIU head for top Pentagon acquisition post

President Joe Biden nominates three for senior defense posts, including Michael Brown, the head of Defense Innovation Unit.

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A career fed does a stint at USDS

Steve Kelman checks in with procurement innovator and past Fed 100 winner Mark Junda on his latest chapter.

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Biden signs Rescue bill, boosting TMF and adding pandemic leave for feds

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law on Thursday. In addition to a massive influx of funding to support Americans harmed by the economic fallout of the pandemic, there is funding available for IT modernization and provision to help the federal workforce cope with COVID-19.

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Republicans slam Biden's defense policy pick for past tweets

Colin Kahl, the Biden administration's pick to be the undersecretary of defense for policy, talked cyber and defense while dodging critiques on past social media posts.

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Tanden out as OMB director nominee

After weeks of controversy, the Biden administration's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget withdrew her name from consideration.

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Flat defense budget, cost-savings push seems likely for 2022

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the chairman for the Senate Armed Services Committee, said military services should look for cost-savings and where reinvestments can be made.

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Hicks talks budget and CMO duties in confirmation hearing

Kathleen Hicks, President Biden's pick to serve as deputy secretary of defense, pressed for new incentives to improve DOD's business reform efforts at her confirmation hearing.

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SASC gavel set to change hands

With Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) as the new chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrats will set the tone on defense policy and budgets.

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Civilian-military concerns trail Biden's defense secretary pick

With the Senate Armed Services Committee prepping to hear the nomination of retired Army General Lloyd Austin to serve as secretary of defense, some lawmakers are concerned about preserving civilian control of the U.S. military.

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John Garing, former Air Force and DISA exec, dies at 78

The winner of GCN's Hall of Fame award in 2010, Garing continued his government IT career with Suss Consulting and Vion Corp.

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