Who & Where


Chuck Hagel

With Hagel leaving, what now for the innovation initiative?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, but the innovation initiative he announced Nov. 15 could live on. FCW interviewed three former high-ranking officials about what it will take for the effort to succeed.

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Correction: Doney not leaving DIA early

Agency's chief innovation officer says he will stay through early 2016 as planned.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'On the technology front, we're just getting going'

GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.

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NATO tests, Eshoo loses and Massachusetts challenges

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Jason Chaffetz

Meet Darrell Issa's replacement

As the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will have a full plate in the 114th Congress.

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HHS adds four more 'Entrepreneurs in Residence'

The latest participants in the department's tech development program were matched with teams of HHS employees to work for a year on "high risk high reward projects."

Patrick Donahoe_USPS

USPS retirement, HHS cyber conference and NATO cyber defense

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OGIS' Miriam Nisbet heads for the exits

After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.

Michael Rogers

Cyber recruiting, a notable election loss, NetCents setbacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Passing the gavels on Capitol Hill

Key oversight chairmanships will shift in the next Congress, thanks to Republicans' Senate wins and House GOP rules.

Subra Kumaraswamy

How to launch a successful API initiative

IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

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Kindergarten coders

U.S. CTO Megan Smith says everyone will benefit if students begin learning to code when they are learning to read.