Who & Where

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Cybersecurity's secret sauce: audits?

While a 'checklist' approach to cybersecurity is not effective, audits and compliance can be a tool for improvement.

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House passes bill to keep paychecks coming

White House threatens to veto measure that would pay essential employees during shutdown.

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What the shutdown says to the tech workforce

The shutdown is but one of several factors sending a discouraging message to the federal workforce, and to talented students and professionals who could be potential new hires.

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DDM nominee clears Senate committee

The next step for Beth Cobert is approval by the full Senate, which may not be possible until the shutdown is resolved.

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Restoring trust, international response eyed to boost cybersecurity

To hear some insiders tell it, the state of U.S. security is in shambles, with Edward Snowden, digital adversaries and a lack of cybersecurity legislation chipping away. But hope that the mess can be cleaned up persists.

US Capitol

Shutdown delays vote on deputy director of management

Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.

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5 steps to better leadership

FCW has culled the best ideas from business schools for agency executives seeking to improve their game.

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7 feds to follow on Twitter

Following @stevenvDC is all well and good, but these agency IT leaders are truly taking part in the Twitter conversation.

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Feds' speaking engagements fall victim to closure

As the shutdown unfolds, some events will be modified or even canceled. Here's a look at some early effects.

Ellis Burgoyne

From mail carrier to the C-suite

Ellis Burgoyne, who will retire on Oct. 1, was the first USPS employee to become its CIO.

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Gold in the data, but a shortage of miners

Universities are graduating only a fraction of the data scientists that federal agencies need.

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Two eyed for CIO posts at DHS, FEMA

DHS finds a replacement for Richard Spires, while FEMA welcomes a NASA veteran.