Who & Where


Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Pritzker touts open data in policy speech

Commenting on the recent government shutdown, the Commerce secretary noted: "Data does not get a lot of attention until it is not available."

Arati Prabhakar

Pentagon tech challenge: Adjusting to an uncertain future

As budgets decline, Pentagon officials say innovation must take over as a driver for change.

Trey Hodgkins

TechAmerica sues departed lobbying team

The trade group alleges breach of contract and misappropriation of proprietary information.

man walking away

Feds' job satisfaction continues to dive

The survey responses reflect dips in morale based on sequestration furloughs, pay freezes, reduced opportunities for training and travel, and workplace satisfaction -- all before the shutdown, which happened after the survey was complete.

David Bray

FCC's CIO started young

David Bray, who got his first federal job at 15, is now overhauling the Federal Communications Commission's outmoded IT.

Keith Alexander, DOD photo

White House considers ending dual NSA, Cyber Command leadership

After Gen. Keith Alexander retires next year, the leadership of the two organizations could fall to two people.

biometrics

Pondering the pros and cons of an ID hub

A single federated ID would make tracking, verifying and authenticating identities easier, but it also could make the public nervous, said some IT managers participating in the hub project.

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TechAmerica to press on despite departures

Trade organization admits the move of key employees to a rival firm was 'unexpected.'

Stephen Warren

Congress probes whether VA violated law in job change

House committee questions timing, details of CIO Stephen Warren's recent title changes.

sphere of binary data

Hagel to target cyber in quadrennial review

Defense Secretary: Terror threat has 'metastasized,' spreading to technologies where the U.S. previously enjoyed a strategic advantage.

revolving door

TechAmerica lobbying team bolts for ITI

Loss of four public-sector experts raises questions about industry group's future direction.

Katherine Archuleta

Archuleta confirmed to head OPM

The vote for what is normally an uncontroversial position was unusually partisan.