Who & Where


Michael Hettinger

Hettinger out at TechAmerica

Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.

HealthCare.gov Screenshot, September 2014

HealthCare.gov changes and GCN honorees

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rising Star 2013

Meet the 2014 Rising Stars

Two dozen young leaders to be honored at Oct. 14 awards gala.

Cybersecurity research

DHS departures, a potential conflict of interest and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

'Social as an enterprise strategy'

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi offered attendees at a Digital Government Institute cloud and data conference insight into the evolving nature of government-citizen relations.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel at the Feb. 6, 2014, Igniting Innovation event

VanRoekel stepping down as federal CIO

The former Microsoft executive's new government job will be at USAID, focusing on the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

iStockPhoto / FCW

More China hacking, a deputy director for OPM and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Steven Cooper

Cooper back in the saddle at Commerce

After a 40-year career, Steve Cooper came out of retirement to take the CIO reins at the sprawling agency.

Thomas Sharpe

Sharpe explains what's in the hallways

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service says “category hallways” will be beacons to federal buyers and suppliers looking for ways to manage the procurement process.

White House image: Presidential Innovation Fellows logo.

New presidential fellows zoom in on VA

Six of the 27 newly announced Presidential Innovation Fellows will work at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Karen DeSalvo

Making the health data move

Karen DeSalvo is leading a years-long process to create standards for interoperability in heath IT.

Soft Exosuit_Wyss Institute

Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.