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Why Spires is on leave

One month later, the DHS CIO remains on paid personal leave. A fundamental disagreement over CIO authorities is at least part of the reason.

Chuck Hagel at budget hearing

DOD leaders defend planned workforce cuts

Citing a need for 'full flexibility,' Hagel and Dempsey explain their plans to a House panel.

Sylvia Matthews Burwell - Photo Courtesy of the Walmart Foundation

OMB nominee gets easy first hearing

Carper's committee shows bipartisan support for the likely next budget director.

tech manager

White House gears up for second 'hackathon'

Programmers keen to create new apps for the government's online petition system have another shot at it, but the deadline to apply is fast approaching.

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Demand grows for data scientists

People who can turn big data into useful information are in high demand in the private sector; is government keeping up with the trend?

Linda Cureton, NASA CIO

Linda Cureton's next move

The departing NASA CIO launches herself into the final frontier with a new private-sector enterprise.

Jay Nussbaum and Roger Baker

Roger Baker joins Agilex

Former CIO of Veterans Affairs is now chief strategy officer of employee-owned, analytics- and mobility-focused firm.

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The future of the CIO

As NASA CIO Linda Cureton leaves government for the private sector, she offers some parting thoughts on the changing role of the federal CIO.

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Cureton's temporary successor picked

The departing NASA CIO will be replaced, for the short term anyway, by an associate deputy administrator.

Richard Spires

Why is Richard Spires on leave?

DHS confirms only that Spires is on 'elected leave;' Deputy CIO Margie Graves steps in as acting CIO.

Ajit Pai

Making the FCC more responsive

Technology can make proceedings more transparent, commissioner says.

man teleworking

Telework first-timers look back on the experience

Newcomers to telework who took part in Telework Week found it to be eye-opening.