Who & Where

VanRoekel at FOSE

Economic effects of open data policy still 'anecdotal'

At FOSE, VanRoekel touts examples and potential of open government efforts to date, while warning against letting commercial demands for federal data overwhelm the government's resources.


APIs help agencies say 'yes'

Census Bureau's approach to data garners singular praise at FOSE trade show.


OPM releases SES career positions list

As required by law, agencies have published their lists of senior executive positions that are limited to career federal employees.

Rick Holgate

What's next for digital government?

At FOSE, Rick Holgate and Gwynne Kostin outline the coming agenda for open data and other initiatives.

power lines at sunset

Can collaboration defend U.S. critical infrastructure?

NSA director hammers message that cyber-legislation, better standards are needed fast.

Richard Spires at HOGRC on 022713

Homeland Security OIG probed Spires situation

Former DHS CIO's resignation did not put an end to questions about the circumstances.

Richard Spires

Richard Spires resigns

UPDATED: After nearly two months on leave under mysterious circumstances, CIO sends e-mail to colleagues that confirms departure but leaves many questions unanswered.

John Mica

John Mica: Chairman in waiting?

The Florida Republican is likely to be the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Michael Hettinger

The evolving role of the federal CIO

FITARA takes a good step toward giving CIOs more authority, but the legislation needs to go further.

image of worried man

What keeps federal CIOs up at night?

The latest TechAmerica CIO Survey reveals the effects of new budget realities, cyber vulnerabilities and the pressures of an aging workforce on agency CIOs.

CTO Todd Park

CTO talks tech role in fighting sex trade

A White House effort to stem the tide of child sex trafficking is beginning to get results, CTO says.

Tom Carper

In the Senate, a search for solutions

The new chairman of the Senate's key oversight committee is a welcome voice of reason as he seeks progress on complex budget and federal IT issues, including cybersecurity.