Who & Where

Keith Alexander, DOD photo

Is Cyber Command ready to stand on its own?

Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.

Trey Hodgkins

TechAmerica, ITI trade accusations

ITI is seeking dismissal of TechAmerica's lawsuit alleging misconduct by the rival that hired three of its senior procurement lobbyists.

Bill Dougan, NFFE

NFFE's Dougan on shutdowns, IT hiring

The National Federation of Federal Employees president is predicting another shutdown come January.

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Pritzker touts open data in policy speech

Commenting on the recent government shutdown, the Commerce secretary noted: "Data does not get a lot of attention until it is not available."

Arati Prabhakar

Pentagon tech challenge: Adjusting to an uncertain future

As budgets decline, Pentagon officials say innovation must take over as a driver for change.

Trey Hodgkins

TechAmerica sues departed lobbying team

The trade group alleges breach of contract and misappropriation of proprietary information.

man walking away

Feds' job satisfaction continues to dive

The survey responses reflect dips in morale based on sequestration furloughs, pay freezes, reduced opportunities for training and travel, and workplace satisfaction -- all before the shutdown, which happened after the survey was complete.

David Bray

FCC's CIO started young

David Bray, who got his first federal job at 15, is now overhauling the Federal Communications Commission's outmoded IT.

Keith Alexander, DOD photo

White House considers ending dual NSA, Cyber Command leadership

After Gen. Keith Alexander retires next year, the leadership of the two organizations could fall to two people.


Pondering the pros and cons of an ID hub

A single federated ID would make tracking, verifying and authenticating identities easier, but it also could make the public nervous, said some IT managers participating in the hub project.

cartoon image of workers leaving

TechAmerica to press on despite departures

Trade organization admits the move of key employees to a rival firm was 'unexpected.'

Stephen Warren

Congress probes whether VA violated law in job change

House committee questions timing, details of CIO Stephen Warren's recent title changes.

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