Who & Where


Kathy Conrad: The exit interview

"It's not enough to just bring in smart, talented people. They need to work hand-in-hand with the many innovators and career leaders in government. And then to show quick wins."

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth grilled on contracting databases

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill used Denise Turner Roth's confirmation hearing to bore in on delays in the System for Award Management.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Q&A: Rep. Ted Lieu

The California Democrat with a degree in computer science chastises government for launching tech "when they know it's going to fail. We should just stop doing that."

Paul K. Martin, NASA Inspector General.

NASA's top watchdog talks IT

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin says the agency has made strides, but is still far from perfect when it comes to IT governance and cybersecurity.

Image courtesy of ARMA NOVA: Paul Wester.

Making the most of agency email scandals

Chief Records Officer Paul Wester would prefer that records management was done right, of course, but the political kerfuffles do offer a teachable moment.

Tech Lady Hackathon (July 26, 2014)

I am woman, hear me code

The third annual D.C. hackathon for women in tech is taking place Aug. 8 -- part of a much larger effort to diversify the IT ranks.

Katherine Archuleta

Archuleta out at OPM

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert will step in as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Writing advice from 18F, DOD staff changes and a flying motorcycle

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Barry West, CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Barry West still missing at FDIC

The agency CIO and former AFFIRM president has been on leave since at least early June.

Rising Star 2013

Deadline for Rising Star nominations extended to July 9

We're looking for women and men who are having an outsized impact on federal IT -- and who show clear signs of being leaders in the community in the years to come.

Associated Press image (by Kevin Lamarque): Hillary Clinton on a plane to Libya.

As secretary, Clinton turned to top aides for tech support

Rather than seeking assistance from the State Department help desk, she emailed senior aides for assistance.

Rising Star 2013

Last call for Rising Star nominations

Get your picks submitted by July 2!

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.