Who & Where


Lynn Overmann, left, with Danielle Carnival. Photo by Stan Barouh.

The women behind OSTP

Five years ago, the office of the chief technology officer was effectively a boys' club. But times have changed.

digital key

New role for CIA's ex-CIO, Tor's secret bug-fixers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

CTO Todd Park

U.S. CTO stepping down

Todd Park is moving to Silicon Valley to recruit talent into federal IT ranks.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

18F

'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

David Bennett

DISA's Bennett preaches COTS and consolidation

The CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency is finding that attachment to physical products is hard to shake.

Thomas Sharpe

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

Garren Givens

A new direction for Presidential Innovation Fellows

New PIF Director Garren Givens has revamped the selection process and installed a new system that means less "parachuting in" and wider opportunities for participants.

U.S. Digital Service

GovTV: Mikey Dickerson's first day

A White House video sheds some light on the U.S. Digital Service head's orientation -- and his wardrobe choices.

DHS logo

CDM enters stage two: Critical applications

DHS has secured funding for a program to tackle the next layer of network vulnerabilities.

Image courtesy of ARMA NOVA: Paul Wester.

Staying out of the email hot seat

The IRS was the latest agency to learn about email archiving the hard way. Here's how to avoid being next.

Shutterstock image: illuminated light bulb signifying an innovative idea.

GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community