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US-CERT director resigns

U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director (US-CERT) Randy Vickers has resigned, Federal News Radio reported after obtaining an internal Homeland Security Department email.

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Posted by Alyah Khan on Jul 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Budget crunch makes GSA popular

 
Martha Johnson, administrator of the General Services Administration, said she often has to explain to people that GSA doesn’t stand for the Girl Scouts of America.

Many people don’t know exactly what GSA does, despite its “huge operational authority,” Johnson said at 1105 Media’s FOSE Conference July 21.

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Posted by Alyah Khan on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Mazer is Obama's choice for DHS' IG

Roslyn Mazer is President Barack Obama’s nominee for inspector general of the Homeland Security Department, the White House announced July 19.

Mazer is currently the IG of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). She manages inspections, audits and investigations of ODNI’s programs and operations. She is also serving concurrently as chair of the Intelligence Community Inspectors General Forum.

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Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


OMB's press shop joins Twitter

The Office of Management and Budget’s communications office has joined the Twitterverse with the handle @OMBPress. Members of Congress, among others, welcomed the July 19 announcement.

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Posted by Alyah Khan on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM0 comments


Gen. Cartwright's nod to Mrs. Robinson

In the movie "The Graduate" (1967), Ben Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) gets some sage advice from an older man, Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke). The advice is one word: "Plastics."

Gen. James Cartwright reminded the audience at his FOSE keynote about the scene, and then said: "Today, they'd probably say 'cloud.' It's [presented as] the solution all problems known to man."

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Posted by Michael Hardy on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM3 comments


HHS CIO to retire

Michael Carleton is retiring after four years as chief information officer of the Health and Human Services Department, according to an article in FedScoop on June 27. His retirement is effective at the end of July.

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Posted by Alice Lipowicz on Jun 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM0 comments


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