Former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson won Senate approval on a 78-16 vote.
The awards honor individuals whose talents, leadership and dedication make federal IT better.
The former DHS CIO will lead Resilient Network Systems, a San Francisco-based Internet software company.
The Army Enterprise Email Migrations Team was a big winner in the DOD CIO awards.
Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.
ITI is seeking dismissal of TechAmerica's lawsuit alleging misconduct by the rival that hired three of its senior procurement lobbyists.
The National Federation of Federal Employees president is predicting another shutdown come January.
Commenting on the recent government shutdown, the Commerce secretary noted: "Data does not get a lot of attention until it is not available."
As budgets decline, Pentagon officials say innovation must take over as a driver for change.
The trade group alleges breach of contract and misappropriation of proprietary information.
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, who got his first federal job at 15, is now overhauling the Federal Communications Commission's outmoded IT.