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In ExecutiveGov’s continuing effort to cover the most important events and individuals shaping federal policy, a number of new stories were published this past week.
Three government officials that were featured include James Clapper, Leon Panetta and Roger Baker.
As part of ExecutiveGov’s focus on individuals involved with GovCon, director of National Intelligence James Clapper is profiled with a focus on past accomplishments in the military.
The top intelligence adviser to the president served in the military in many different capacities for 32 years as well as serving as a GovCon executive for six years, following his retirement.
He has received a slew of awards during his career, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service medal.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is constantly in the headlines as the possibility of sequestration looms for the DoD and GovCon industry.
Last week, he showed his annoyance with Congress by saying he will “take whatever the hell deal they can make right now” concerning sequestration legislation.
He said that Congress has left the decision to a lame duck session and for after the November 6 election.
Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker also made headlines when he stated that he didn’t have the authority to determine whether federal employees could be reimbursed under BYOD programs.
The government executive says he is in charge of the applications and security involved with the program, and reimbursement is HR’s responsibility.
The VA is hoping to accommodate over 100,000 of its employees devices.
ExecutiveGov is one of more than five news media properties in Executive Mosaic’s online portfolio, which complements its full-length print magazine, GovCon Exec.