In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate passed a bill funding the Defense Department until the end of September 2019, giving it a total of $675 billion for next year.
David Chow comes to HUD from the National Credit Union Administration, where he spent the last seven years.
The Senate Banking Committee approved Kathy Kraninger, President Trump’s nominee to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, despite protests from Senate Democrats who said Trump’s nominee is unqualified to run the consumer watchdog
Health care delivery issues often get the most attention at the Veterans Affairs Department. But the Veterans Benefits Administration actually spends more dollars than the health side.
Kelly Olson has been the Technology Transformation Service chief of staff since March and worked at GSA since 2015.
Sylvia Burns, the Interior Department CIO since 2014, is taking a new position in government.
Beth Killoran becomes the fourth agency CIO to be reassigned under the Trump administration. Ed Simcox, the HHS chief technology officer, is taking over as acting CIO until a permanent one was named.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie appointed Karen Brazell as the new principal executive director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction.
Drug interdiction and spectacular rescues using gleaming white ships get the Coast Guard attention, but no so much for its day-to-day activities.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says his senior military assistant, Navy Vice Adm. Craig Faller, will be nominated to serve as the next head of U.S. Southern Command.
The Trump administration’s pick to run the Energy Department’s experimental research branch says he supports the president’s budget plan, which zeroes out funding for his agency.
Trump is revoking the security clearance of former Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo overturned the agency’s hiring freeze less than a month into his tenure, and has brought hundreds of career employees on board, but he still faces an uphill battle staffing up an agency the Trump administration seeks to shrink.
The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said several new people will be taking top-level leadership positions at the agency shortly. Pamela Powers will be the department’s new chief of staff and Chris Syrek will be VA’s deputy chief of staff.