Who & Where

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.

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CIOs tiptoe into the Twitterverse

Only a handful of CIO Council members are active on social media, but their varied approaches offer important lessons.

Jeffrey Zients

Zients to head Obama's economic team

The former acting director of the Office of Management and Budget is rejoining President Barack Obama’s economic team as director of the National Economic Council.


Cybersecurity: Locks are fine, alarms better

Keeping intruders out has never been an easy task, and it's only getting harder. Big data offers an alternative approach.

Rick Holgate

Agency managers make telework pitch

There are still untapped savings and productivity gains to be had for the government through increased use of telework, argued federal IT leaders speaking at the Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall Meeting.

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McKinsey executive to take OMB's top management slot

As deputy director of management, Beth Cobert would help drive a wide range of procurement, personnel and IT initiatives.

Rising Star 2013

Meet the 2013 Rising Stars

Fifteen individuals who are off to a great start in federal IT.

Mary Landrieu

Landrieu seeks 'cyber footprint' for Louisiana

Locating the nation's cybersecurity hub in the land of jambalaya and jazz could be a good step, some experts say.

Deborah Lee James

Air Force nominee prepping at the Pentagon

SAIC executive Deborah Lee James, nominated to be the next Air Force Secretary, is preparing for her upcoming Senate confirmation hearing.

Janet Napolitano

Napolitano bids DHS adieu

In a parting address, secretary warns of both cyber and fiscal challenges.