Who & Where


Margie Graves

A surprise turn in the spotlight

Margie Graves has been a behind-the-scenes force for DHS since 2003. Last year, however, brought newfound visibility -- not all of it welcome.

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA in 2014: Director Arati Prabhakar looks ahead

The specific technologies change, but the research agency's director asserts that the "mission has been unchanged in 55 years."

Fixing IT

Looking for a few good IT trainees

Post-9/11 veterans and civilians who served in war zones, and qualified spouses, are eligible.

gears on diagram

Next up for acquisition workforce: virtual training

The Federal Acquisition Institute wants to develop mobile apps to help employees experiment with techniques and strategies in a low-risk environment.

bills with tight belt

GSA, OMB credit IT for conference savings

Online tracking tools, virtual and videoconferencing, webinars and other digital options have saved billions in travel costs, OMB and GSA say.

computer and network

Looking for LinkedIn's next tipping point

Will 2014 see feds start to actively engage in the social network?

Michael Hettinger

TechAmerica: Congress key to effective procurement reform

Association's new head of public sector policy applauds executive branch proposals, but says legislation is needed to cure what ails IT acquisition.

John Roth

IG nominee faces 'warring camps' at DHS

One senator said the office is split between those loyal to the former acting IG and those who complained about him to Congress.

upward trend

Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

Jack London_Character_book cover

It is time for leaders to step up or step aside

CACI International's Jack London offers his take on the four essential characteristics that distinguish the best leaders.

Randy Forbes

Randy Forbes: Leading the fight for more military funding

Virginia Republican Randy Forbes argues that the Pentagon has absorbed far more than its share of budget cuts. But will his congressional colleagues listen?

Fed 100 logo

Fed 100 deadline extended to Jan. 2

Happy holidays -- you have 10 more days to make your nominations!