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IG slams VA official, Palantir wins ICE contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Eric Holder

Eric Holder’s IT legacy

The departing attorney general had no direct responsibility for information technology at DOJ, but the department dealt with multiple crises during his tenure, with mixed results.

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Sunlight's Williams to GSA, Shellshock to a computer near you and data center savings

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.

Terry Halvorsen

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

CJCS Martin Dempsey visits Tish Long (September 3, 2014).

NGA's Long on transparency, the workforce and the power of GEOINT

The first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency goes on the record about the highs and lows of the job.

Michael Hettinger

Hettinger out at TechAmerica

Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.

HealthCare.gov Screenshot, September 2014

HealthCare.gov changes and GCN honorees

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rising Star 2013

Meet the 2014 Rising Stars

Two dozen young leaders to be honored at Oct. 14 awards gala.

Cybersecurity research

DHS departures, a potential conflict of interest and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

'Social as an enterprise strategy'

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi offered attendees at a Digital Government Institute cloud and data conference insight into the evolving nature of government-citizen relations.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel at the Feb. 6, 2014, Igniting Innovation event

VanRoekel stepping down as federal CIO

The former Microsoft executive's new government job will be at USAID, focusing on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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