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Paul Brubaker - photo source: Cisco

Paul Brubaker: Budget-conscious before it was cool

Through his varied career that includes congressional staff positions, the private-sector and agencies, Brubaker has pursued a singular goal: government efficiency and lower costs.

Stacie Boyd

Stacie Boyd: Bringing business rigor to NSF's IT

Stacie Boyd, branch chief for security, architecture, policy and plans at the NSF's Office of Information and Resource Management's Division of Information Systems, has 'risen at every job she's done,' says Dan Chenok.

vacant desk

Still seeking a CIO

The announcement that EPA CIO Malcolm Jackson is stepping down adds that agency to an already-long list.

Dan Tangherlini at confirmation hearing

Senators press on reform at Tangherlini's confirmation hearing

Vote set for next week on acting GSA administrator's nomination to take the role permanently.

Obama and Tom Wheeler

FCC nominee avoids policy commitments at hearing

FCC chairman nominee urged to commit to reducing federal communications spectrum.

Palguta

Why does it take so long to fill top agency slots?

The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta puts the current staffing efforts in perspective.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

Acquisition community applauds Rung's new role

Chief acquisition officer brings a wealth of experience to her new position as head of governmentwide policy.

bills with tight belt

Davis to feds: Don't dodge the big decisions

Former congressman joins FAS' Davie to discuss IT and budget challenges for agency IT managers.

Bradley Manning

Whistleblowers then and now

What motivates a Bradley Manning, or someone else in a similar position, to release secret information?

Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

In this edition: VA security worries, email aliases, GSA's next leader and solving a cryptology conundrum.

Mary Davie, GSA

GSA draws a homespun analogy for mobile

Mary Davie compares GSA's recently-announced wireless programs to a baseball game with food and easy fun.

illustration dollar sign in vise

Sequestration pushing agencies toward shared services

As much pain as Washington's budget clampdown is causing, it is also encouraging agencies to look harder for ways to economize.