Jose Rascon

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Jose Rascon is a MeriTalk Staff Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.

Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., the newly installed chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said he wants to help the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) strengthen its role as an “information enabler,” but at the same time said he is wary of the agency taking more of a “regulatory approach” to its mission.

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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Bill Chase, deputy commander of Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN) this week outlined a list of the command’s cybersecurity goals for 2023.

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Data scientists working for the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) data scientists said they have identified more than $5.4 billion in potentially fraudulent loans issued under Federal government relief programs that were obtained by crooks using 69,323 stolen or fraudulent Social Security Numbers (SSNs).

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Rep. Andrew Garbarino, R-N.Y., was named this week as new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection – giving him the reins of one of the prime House panels for moving cybersecurity-related legislation.

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Federal government tech veteran Charles Armstrong is joining the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as the agency’s new chief information officer (CIO), according to a recent LinkedIn post.

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is looking for public input as it moves to create a new fellowship program Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) positions.

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Jose Rascon
MeriTalk