Who & Where

John Mica

Rep. John Mica at a glance

The Florida Republican and former Transportation and Infrastructure chairman now heads House Oversight's Government Operations Subcommittee, where federal IT is very much on the agenda.

Richard Spires

Richard Spires: The long-term change agent

Drawing on decades of private-sector experience managing complex IT systems, DHS CIO and Eagle Award winner Richard Spires has been a key leader in the department's ongoing effort to unify its IT operations.

Jim Seligman

CDC's Seligman wins Federal 100 President's Award

Longtime CIO suggests that all his agency peers deserve recognition for the 'tremendous difficulties' they face.

Sylvia Matthews Burwell - Photo Courtesy of the Walmart Foundation

Challenges await the next OMB head

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Office of Management and Budget, is expected to be easily confirmed. That may be the last easy thing about the job.

Fed 100 stage

Congratulations to the 2013 Federal 100

Read all about this year's winners from government, industry and academia. We present the full list of winners, and profile each to highlight their unique accomplishments and contributions to federal IT in 2012.

Dan Tangherlini GSA image

Can sequestration polish GSA's image?

Tangherlini tells Congress that cost-cutting pressures are a golden opportunity "for GSA to demonstrate its worth."

revolving door

DHS gets an interim cybersecurity chief

Bruce McConnell to replace Mark Weatherford on an acting basis.

Thomas Sharpe

New FAS commissioner plans fixes for cost avoidance problems

Thomas Sharpe, two months into his new role, pledges to address problems highlighted by inspector general.


Where are the cyber pros?

The federal government's need for a robust cyber workforce is a long-standing concern, but meeting the need remains a challenge.

distinguished warfare medal

DOD rethinks medal for cyber warriors

A new honor for personnel who contribute to war efforts from remote locations, such as drone pilots or those who fight in cyberspace, is ranked too highly, critics say.

woman teleworking outdoors

Telework Week sees participation surge

Annual event encouraging telework try-outs demonstrates enthusiasm, savings.

Ben Balter

'Baddest' innovation fellow goes to GitHub

Ben Balter has taken a position at the open software collaboration platform, maintaining a focus on government.