Posts from GovConWire for 06/08/2015

U.S. Begins Arms Delivery to Iraq; Elissa Smith Comments

The U.S. government has begun to transport weapon systems to Iraq under a 2014 congressionally approved $1.6 billion fund, Reuters reported Friday. Phil Stewart writes the delivery of rifles, machine guns, grenade launchers, mortars and protective gears under the Iraq Train and Equip Fund program kicked off two weeks ago…
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Corinna Zarek: White House Seeks New Ideas for Third Open Government Action Plan

The White House is seeking public input for the third open government national action plan before its publication in late 2015. Corinna Zarek, senior adviser for open government to the U.S. chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the government intends to work with other countries to implement the plan over the next two years…
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OPM Breach Draws Attention to Government’s IT Shared Services Adoption; Samuel Schumach, John Marshall Comment

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement citing the possible association of an Interior Department-run shared services data center with a breach that may have exposed records of 4 million current and former federal employees at the Office of Personnel Management, Government Executive reported Friday
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AF Gen. Darren McDew Nominated to Lead US Transportation Command

U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, has received nomination as commander of the U.S. Transportation Command. The Defense Department said Friday McDew will still be assigned at Scott AFB after his nomination pushes through…
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Ernest Moniz: $60M DOE Research Grants to Support US Nuclear Energy Health

The Energy Department has awarded at least $60 million to 72 research and development projects on nuclear energy as part of efforts to stop greenhouse gas emissions and foster energy security. “I remain convinced that nuclear energy will continue to be an important part of the nation’s energy portfolio,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in an announcement releasedFriday
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June 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Friday on positive territory 0.035 points at 75.953.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 56.12 points to 17,849.46, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index fell 3…
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