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Kirsten Dalboe

Kirsten E. Dalboe: Keeping DHS ahead of the tech curve

As DHS' customer engagement manager, Dalboe has made it her business to explain new technology with crystal clarity.

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Republicans criticize DHS nominee

The nomination of former Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson to head the Department of Homeland Security brought mixed reactions from Congress that broke down along party lines, perhaps presaging a difficult confirmation battle.

Jeh Johnson

Nominee picked to replace Napolitano at DHS

The administration's choice to lead the department brings legal experience.

Michael Shrader

Michael Shrader: Aiding small tech manufacturers

As a VP at Carahsoft, Shrader oversees more than 50 small companies.

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IT training trails new technology

The IT professionals who manage and operate federal systems are often unprepared to deal with technology advances because they lack time and money for adequate training.

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Feds to get back pay after shutdown

Furloughed employees and those who stayed on the job without pay will be compensated.

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Fed tweeters back in action

The end of the shutdown brings expressions of relief, 140 characters at a time.

Rebecca Schwartz: Nanotechnology for the troops

Much of Rebecca Schwartz's research at Lockheed Martin is classified, but her work is generally geared toward developing technical solutions to reduce the physical burden of troops in combat.

Victor Lazzaro

Victor T. Lazzaro: Putting health data to work

Lazzaro's efforts have helped policymakers, the medical community and businesses understand how medical offices nationwide are implementing new technology.

Michael Lopp

6 lessons for feds from Silicon Valley (plus 3 that really don't apply)

Tech entrepreneurs' leadership goals are strikingly similar to those of agency IT executives. But the obstacles to getting there can be very, very different.

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Feds face insurance bills

If the government shutdown is not lifted soon, federal employees will begin receiving bills for some insurance premiums.

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Patching your cybersecurity foundation

Insiders become threats in part because of a key organizational mistake that allows them opportunities.