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Kindergarten coders

U.S. CTO Megan Smith says everyone will benefit if students begin learning to code when they are learning to read.

threat

Cyberattacks, DeSalvo staying, elegant ID and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'Rome wasn't burnt in a day'

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.

LinkedIn image: Chris Hamm.

Hamm new FedSIM director

Chris Hamm will assume the duties of the retiring Steve Viar, who has headed GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management center since 2010.

U.S. Digital Service

Red tape holding back hiring at U.S. Digital Service

Deputy Federal CIO Mikey Dickerson says senior leaders need to get better about understanding technology to improve outcomes on large scale IT projects.

computers and globe_data sharing

Shared services for mapping and a GSA promotion

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Former Commerce Department CIO Simon Szykman

Szykman's new job, plus facial recognition and Air Force satellites plans

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo shifts focus from health IT to Ebola crisis

HHS's national coordinator for health information technology has been named acting assistant secretary for health, effective immediately.

Wikimedia image: General Keith B. Alexander

NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

data center

FTC's newest techie, a NOAA staffer indictment and more bad news for USIS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Know someone who deserves a Fed 100? Nominate them today!

Nominations for 2015 are being accepted now through Dec. 23.

Shutterstock image: data center lights and hardware.

Workforce, infrastructure and avoiding future crashes: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW sat down recently for an exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department's director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of the malfunction its visa and passport database experienced July 20.