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Sarah Crane

Sarah Crane: The power behind the portal

The director of USA.gov enhances the portal's reach and influence through a variety of techniques and tools, because there is no 'one single silver bullet.'

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Same-sex spouses of federal employees eligible for benefits

In the wake of the supreme Court's decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, federal employees in legal same-sex marriages can extend benefits to their partners.

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Michael Seeds: Behind-the-scenes cyber advocate

The legislative director for Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-Texas), has the job of helping call attention to the growing threats to government and private networks.

Shawn Hendricks

Navy set to announce NGEN contract

As long-awaited announcement nears, the Navy removes the network's champion and project leader, citing a 'loss of confidence.'

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What's wrong with cybersecurity training?

An emphasis on academic accomplishment rather than real-world skills might be part of the reason the government has so much trouble filling cybersecurity positions.

Jon Tester

Tester takes leadership role on federal efficiency

Montana's junior senator has taken the helm of a new subcommittee overseeing the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini nomination goes to full Senate

GSA's acting administrator has just one hurdle left before getting the job on a permanent basis.

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New challenges face the new Presidential Innovation Fellows

A new group of private-sector leading lights has been assembled to try to outdo last year's class.


Census in the spotlight at open source summit

With projects this year and in 2012, Census is testing the open-data waters in significant ways.

Kim and Royal

Marion Royal and Hyon Kim: Data.gov's dynamic duo

The growth of Data.gov from 47 data sets at its launch in May 2009 to more than 400,000 today is impressive. It's even more so when one considers that the team running it can be counted on one hand.

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Julie Boughn: Parsing the IT budget puzzle

Few IT budgets are larger — or more important — than the one Julie Boughn helps oversee at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Joanie Newhart: Building teams that can buy smarter

As the Obama administration's point person for federal procurement reform, Newhart is charged with making sure the government has the best possible workers on the front lines of government acquisition.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!