Who & Where

Rep. Gerald Connolly

The magic of acquisition

Acquisition leaders talk innovation, the role of the CIO, budget cuts and staff crunches at 'MAGIC.'

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Feds trace path to the cloud

Success strategies, risks and roadblocks revealed at cloud conference.

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Singh, Mathur still working for those who serve

Former Rising Stars have continued their work to aid soldiers, veterans by improving health IT.

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Obama nominates new IGs, but high-profile vacancies remain

DOD, State and USAID are in line to get new inspectors general, while the IG office at DHS has problems that go beyond the unfilled position.

Sarah Crane

Sarah Crane: The power behind the portal

The director of USA.gov enhances the portal's reach and influence through a variety of techniques and tools, because there is no 'one single silver bullet.'

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Same-sex spouses of federal employees eligible for benefits

In the wake of the supreme Court's decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, federal employees in legal same-sex marriages can extend benefits to their partners.

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Michael Seeds: Behind-the-scenes cyber advocate

The legislative director for Rep. Mac Thornberry, (R-Texas), has the job of helping call attention to the growing threats to government and private networks.

Shawn Hendricks

Navy set to announce NGEN contract

As long-awaited announcement nears, the Navy removes the network's champion and project leader, citing a 'loss of confidence.'

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What's wrong with cybersecurity training?

An emphasis on academic accomplishment rather than real-world skills might be part of the reason the government has so much trouble filling cybersecurity positions.

Jon Tester

Tester takes leadership role on federal efficiency

Montana's junior senator has taken the helm of a new subcommittee overseeing the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini nomination goes to full Senate

GSA's acting administrator has just one hurdle left before getting the job on a permanent basis.

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New challenges face the new Presidential Innovation Fellows

A new group of private-sector leading lights has been assembled to try to outdo last year's class.