Who & Where


Steven Cooper

Cooper back in the saddle at Commerce

After a 40-year career, Steve Cooper came out of retirement to take the CIO reins at the sprawling agency.

Thomas Sharpe

Sharpe explains what's in the hallways

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service says “category hallways” will be beacons to federal buyers and suppliers looking for ways to manage the procurement process.

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New presidential fellows zoom in on VA

Six of the 27 newly announced Presidential Innovation Fellows will work at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Karen DeSalvo

Making the health data move

Karen DeSalvo is leading a years-long process to create standards for interoperability in heath IT.

Soft Exosuit_Wyss Institute

Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Captain Michael Abreu

Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

IRS, CMS on track to meet health law deadlines, officials say

With open enrollment and tax season approaching, senior officials say IT systems will be ready to support insurance shoppers and tax filers.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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Sole-source woes, Silk Road security flaws and more nominations

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Reginald Brothers of DHS

Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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