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CNBC: Biden Plans Executive Order for Semiconductor, Rare Earth Metal Supply Chain Review

The White House is working on an executive order that will direct a two-phase review of U.S. supply chains and domestic manufacturing to be led by members of President Joe Biden’s national security and economic teams, CNBC reported Thursday. The review will look into the “resiliency and capacity of the …

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New White House Memo Seeks to Strengthen National Security, Foreign Policy Workforce

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President Joe Biden has issued a new memo that seeks to revitalize the workforce at national security and foreign policy agencies through the adoption of six core principles: modernization, transparency, integrity, diversity, service and accountability. The memo highlights the need for agencies to maintain their technological edge by addressing gaps in skills and mission-critical knowledge, hiring and retaining technical talent, establishing rewards and incentives for innovation and providing the workforce with new technologies and agile and adaptive organizational structures.

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Chris DeRusha Named Federal Chief Information Security Officer

Chris DeRusha, a cybersecurity executive with experience supporting federal, state and private sector security programs, has been appointed by the Biden administration as federal chief information security officer, Nextgov reported Tuesday. DeRusha served as a member of the technology strategy and delivery team within the Biden-Harris transition team and as …

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White House Eyes Jen Easterly, Robert Silvers, Eric Goldstein to Fill Top Cyber Positions

President Joe Biden plans to appoint former Obama administration officials Jen Easterly, Robert Silvers and Eric Goldstein to top three cybersecurity positions, Politico reported Friday. Sources said Biden is likely to name Easterly to the newly created role of national cyber director at the White House to help guide the …

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President Biden Issues COVID-19 Data Collection Order

President Joe Biden has ordered federal agencies to work with the government’s COVID-19 response coordinator in efforts to collect, publish and share pandemic-related data and address disinformation or misinformation campaigns regarding the public health crisis. The executive order calls for the modernization of infrastructure that can support data-drive approaches to …

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CACI Announces Passing of Executive Chairman Jack London

Jack London, executive chairman and chairman of the board at CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and a 49-year company veteran, has died at the age of 83. “All of us at CACI are deeply saddened by Dr. London’s passing. … He was a true pioneer in the federal contracting industry, drawing …

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Executive Order Directs Agencies to Assess Security Risks Posed by Drones From Foreign Adversaries

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would require government agencies to review security risks associated with unmanned aircraft systems from foreign adversaries and remove from the federal fleet such drones. The order directs all federal agencies to submit a report to the Director of National Intelligence and …

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Executive Order Aims to Spur Microreactor Tech Adoption for Space, Defense Missions

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing the federal government to launch an initiative to drive the adoption of small modular nuclear reactor technology across national defense and space missions. The EO is aimed at revitalizing the country’s nuclear energy sector and space exploration initiatives while developing alternative …

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White House Establishes National AI Initiative Office; Michael Kratsios Quoted

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has established the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, which will advance artificial intelligence research and policymaking across government, industry and academia, FedScoop reported Tuesday.  “The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office will be integral to the federal government’s AI efforts for …

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Biden Nominates Isabel Guzman to Oversee SBA, Names His Nominees for Commerce & Labor Departments

Isabel Guzman SBA nominee

Isabel Guzman, director of California's Office of the Small Business Advocate, has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to serve as head of the Small Business Administration. The Biden transition team also announced the nominations of Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh to lead the departments of Commerce and Labor, respectively.

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