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Browser maker Mozilla has named Alan Davidson vice president of global policy, trust, and security. He was director of Digital Economy at the Department of Commerce from 2015 to 2017. […]

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Karen Evans was sworn in Tuesday as assistant secretary of Energy for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)–a newly created position at the agency, after the Senate confirmed her nomination last week.






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On Friday, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Operations Center (OC) cancelled its request for information (RFI) seeking industry assistance with the development and planning of MilCloud2 Rapid Cloud Migration.






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The Department of Defense has extended the deadline on the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) cloud contract from September 17 to October 9.






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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday issued a solicitation for “a web-based subscription to a Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) social media monitoring tool that provides emailed alerts to SEC staff based on keyword searches for relevant topics with ability to monitor social media sites.”






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Walter McDonald, director of IT Program Services at the Department of Education, today clarified that a potential Technology Business Management (TBM) playbook that Education has aided GSA in constructing is still in a draft stage, and not scheduled for public release in three to four weeks, as initially indicated.






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A group of 31 organizations united by privacy policy interests urged Senate Judiciary Committee leaders in an August 29 letter to give prompt consideration to President Trump’s two most recent nominations to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.






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The Senate late Tuesday approved by voice vote the nomination of Karen Evans as Assistant Secretary of Energy for Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER)–a newly created position at the agency.






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Research firm Gartner said Tuesday that Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the second-largest provider of smartphones globally, edging out Apple in market share for the first time ever.






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The Naval Research Laboratory issued a request for proposal on Tuesday for “Advanced Secure Information Processing,” which will provide scientific and engineering support for research and development of IT platforms, data management techniques, algorithms, software development, and experiment and field trials.






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Genevieve Morris on Aug. 24 resigned as chief health information officer (CHIO) of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization (OEHRM).






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Mitre, a non-profit organization that manages federally funded research and development centers supporting several Federal agencies, has tapped Gary Gagnon to be both VP of cyber strategy and chief security officer.






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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 12 other members of Congress asked Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons in an Aug. 24 letter to investigate whether Verizon Communications violated Federal law when it allegedly “throttled” the data service speeds of the Santa Clara, Calif., Fire Department earlier this month






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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) said today that it will conduct a series of systematic reviews this fall, in coordination with the Campbell Collaboration and in partnership with Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, aimed at preventing acts of targeted violence and terrorism.






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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, today issued new guidance to Federal agencies on shifting employees from low-value work to high-value work, including a focus on IT.






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