Posts from GovConDaily 02/03/2017

Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner for GSA’s Office of IT Category, Selected to 2017 Wash100 for Acquisition & Collaboration Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the General Services Administration‘s office of information technology category, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Gina Haspel Named CIA Deputy Director; Mike Pompeo Comments

President Donald Trump has appointed Gina Haspel, former deputy director of the National Clandestine Service, as the new deputy director of CIA. CIA said Thursday the selection of Haspel, who has been with the agency since 1985, makes her the first female career CIA officer to be appointed deputy director…
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NASA Begins Search for Industry Partners to Develop Commercial Space Tech Platforms

NASA has started to solicit proposals from potential industry partners to develop commercial space technology systems designed to support future space missions. The agency’s space technology mission directorate will select projects worth approximately $10 million combined under the Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity program, NASA said Friday…
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Accenture Names Valerie Abend as Financial Services Security Managing Director

Valerie Abend, former senior critical infrastructure officer at the Treasury Department, has joined Accenture‘s security business as managing director of financial services in North America. The company said Thursday Abend brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in the areas of cybersecurity and critical infrastructure to her new position…
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US Firms Launch Coalition to Back House Tax Reform Bill

More than 25 U.S. companies have established a coalition to support a House bill that seeks to impose a 20 percent tax on imports and reduce income tax from 35 percent to 20 percent and exempt revenue from taxable income, Reuters reported Friday…
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Joseph Jeu to Retire as DeCA Director & CEO in June

Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu will retire from government on June 3. DeCA said Thursday Jeu assumed his current role in January 2011 and has since led transformation efforts, provided strategic direction and oversaw the modernization of supply chain management systems at the agency…
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GAO: DHS Should Establish Performance Evaluation Measures for NCCIC

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Department of Homeland Security to establish metrics and methods to assess the performance of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center…
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18F Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has received a provisional authority-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud platform to federal agencies…
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DoD Exempts Certain Civilian Positions From Hiring Freeze

The Defense Department has exempted certain civilian positions from the federal hiring freeze that President Donald Trump ordered in a Jan.23 presidential memorandum. DoD released guidance that lists civilian roles necessary to support national security or public safety responsibilities, the Pentagon said Thursday…
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Potomac Officers Club Announces Speakers List for 4th Annual Intel Summit

TYSONS CORNER, VA., February 2, 2017 — The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — released the speakers list for their 4th Annual Intel Summit. The landscape of the Intelligence Community (IC) is changing in response to the emergence of innovative technologies…
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VIDEO: Behavioral Health

Sergeant Major of the Army, Dan Dailey, talks about behavioral health and it’s importance to a Soldier’s readiness and resiliency.
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