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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) needs to do a better job at strengthening collaboration between Federal agencies on science and technology issues.

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The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee voted narrowly on July 28 to approve the nomination of Arati Prabhakar to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has issued a request for Information to help develop a national science and technology strategy for U.S. activities in cislunar space.

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The Office of Management (OMB) reported solid progress for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2022 (ended June 30) on goals for advancing the customer experience imperatives in the Biden Harris administration’s President’s Management Agenda released in November 2021.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today unveiled its latest President’s Management Agenda (PMA) quarterly updates for the period ending June 30, featuring new goal statements for Federal procurement and financial management under “Managing the Business of Government” – one of the three major PMA objectives.

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Michael C. Hochman has joined the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) as deputy general counsel and deputy chief of staff, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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The G7 nations including the United States pledged on June 27 to “mobilize” $600 billion of capital to fund major international infrastructure projects through 2027, including projects in the information and communications technologies (ICT) arena.

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The White House is establishing a task force that will address online harassment and abuse, led by the director of the White House Gender Policy Council and the assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.

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The White House’s Office of the National Cyber Director (NCD) has made a few new recent hires to staff up the office and support the office’s mission.

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As the digital assets market continues to grow, the White House has placed “urgency” on researching a potential U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the cybersecurity risks and benefits that come with it, according to a White House official.

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The National AI Research Resource (NAIRR) Task Force – established by the Biden administration in June 2021 to determine the viability of establishing a NAIRR and develop a roadmap to establishing the resource – is working toward delivering its final report in December.

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Draft fiscal year 2023 spending legislation released by the House Appropriations Committee today contains $100 million of new money for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) – far below the $300 million asked for by President Biden earlier this year in his FY2023 budget request.

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Pam Coleman, Associate Director Performance & Personnel Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will keynote a May 24 event organized by the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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The White House said today it has lined up 20 service providers that will offer high-speed broadband service within the price points set forth in the government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), and also went live with a Federal website that people can use to find the services.

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Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., called on the Biden Administration to immediately nominate the next Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) after the resignation of President Biden’s top science adviser and former OSTP director Dr. Eric Lander.

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has appointed Karin Orvis as the nation’s next chief statistician to oversee the administration’s many data-led policy goals. With her appointment, she permanently fills the role for the first time since 2019.

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