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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

J. B. Pritzker, Democrat, officially sworn in as 43rd Governor of Illinois

Jan. 15, 2019: Billionaire businessman J. B. Pritzker, Democrat, was officially sworn in as the 43rd Governor of Illinois yesterday, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Pritzker, 53, is an heir to the Hyatt hotel chain. He defeated incumbent Bruce Rauner, Republican, in the November, 2018, general election, in the race for Governor. Rauner was Illinois’ Governor for the past four years. Also in Illinois, Michael Madigan, Chicago Democrat, took the gavel last week, the week of Jan. 6-12, 2019, for his 18th term as the Illinois State House Speaker, a tenure covering all but two years since 1983. Madigan is the longest-serving Speaker of a State House in U.S. history. During the past 140 years, the current 74-44 Democratic House majority is second only to the party’s strength in 1965-67, and the State Senate’s forty Democrats to nineteen Republicans matches the 2013-15 count and, as a percentage, falls behind only the Democrats’ 1935-37 majority. Additionally in Illinois, incoming Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton and Attorney General Kwame Raoul were inaugurated. Secretary of State Jesse White, 84, took the oath for an unprecedented fifth term. Starting second terms were Treasurer Michael Frerichs and Comptroller Susana Mendoza, who shortly after her November, 2018, re-election entered a crowded field to replace retiring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February, 2019, election.

Josh Moses resigns as Chief, Cyber Office, White House Office of Management and Budget

Jan. 15, 2019: Josh Moses resigned as the Chief of the Cyber Office at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Nov. 30, 2018. He held the position for more than three years. He has taken a position at the commercial division of PricewatershouseCoopers. Moses ;ed the first-ever government-wide risk determination report, which established a baseline for all agencies and came up with specific plans to address these issues. “Josh was a huge contributor to and leader of the OMB Cyber Team and the Office of the Federal CIO/CISO. The biggest compliment I can give is that after his four years, Federal cybersecurity is better today because of his efforts,” said Joe Stuntz, a former OMB Cyber Chief and now a principal at OneWorld Identity. “His focus on the federal workforce and his emphasis on real risk management will continue to pay dividends for years and the OMB Cyber team is stronger and better prepared for the future thanks to his leadership, but will certainly miss his positivity and sometimes good jokes.” Moses also worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to address new goals and approaches to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) to give agencies more flexibilities to achieve a final goal versus following a prescriptive set of requirements. Moses joined the government in 2009 as a Program Manager at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). He then moved to the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General and then to Amtrak’s oversight office.

Laura Kelly, Democrat, officially sworn in as 48th Governor of Kansas

Jan. 15, 2019: Laura Kelly, Democrat, was officially sworn in as the 48th Governor of Kansas yesterday, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Kelly, 68, was sworn in on the Capitol steps. Kelly was previously a veteran State Senator. Kelly was elected as the Kansas Governor in a general election held in November, 2018. Kelly defeated departing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Republican.

Glenn Davidson resigns as Executive Director, Enterprise Services, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jan. 15, 2019: Glenn Davidson has resigned as the Executive Director of Enterprise Services at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He held the position for the last three years. Davidson has taken a position at Deloitte’s human capital transformation office. At Commerce’s Enterprise Services, since 2015, Davidson led the agency’s effort to consolidate all back-office functions. He did that by capturing the total cost of ownership for procurement, human resources, technology and financial management, did a comparative analysis of public and private sector companies and detailed what it would cost for people, process and technology to improve these administrative services. Davidson previously worked for consulting companies Accenture and KPMG, and he was the Chief of Staff at the Virginia Governor’s Office in the early 1990s.

Molly Cain resigns as Director of Venture, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Jan. 15, 2019: Molly Cain resigned as the Director of Venture at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in December, 2018. According to her LinkedIn page, Cain’s two-year appointment ended, which was the reason for her leaving. During her time at DHS, Cain led the effort to launch the Office of Innovation, which seeks to pilot several assumptions and initiatives, and she worked as a liaison between venture capital, startup, academia and Fortune 500 companies.

Mike DeWine, Republican, officially sworn in as 70th Governor of Ohio

Jan. 15, 2019: Richard Michael “Mike” DeWine, Republican, was officially sworn in as the 70th Governor of Ohio yesterday, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. DeWine, 72, was sworn in morning during a brief midnight ceremony at his farm in Cedarville. DeWine was given the oath of office by his son, Ohio State Supreme Court Judge R. Patrick DeWine. Mike DeWine was previously a U.S. Senator, having been elected in 1994 and re-elected in 2000. In 2006, DeWine ran for re-election to a third term but he lost to the Democratic nominee, U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown. DeWine was previously the Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, with former Gov. George Voinovich, from 1991 to 1994. In 2010, DeWine was elected as the Ohio Attorney General, defeating Democratic incumbent Richard Cordray, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2014. In the 2018 gubernatorial election, DeWine was elected Governor of Ohio, defeating Cordray in a rematch of their 2010 race. Before he was named as Voinovich's running mate in the 1990 election, DeWine was a four-term U.S. Representative for Ohio's Seventh Congressional District, starting in 1983. He also worked for a term as an Ohio State Senator. Also on Jan. 14, 2019, Jon Husted was sworn in as Ohio’s Lieutenant Governor.

Shane Barney appointed Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau

Jan. 15, 2019: Shane Barney has been appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau (CIS) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Barney was most recently the CIS Deputy CISO since May, 2016. Barney has worked at CIS since 2014, when he joined the office as the Chief of the Cyber Intelligence Branch.