Transition


GOP platform stresses offense, information-sharing on cybersecurity

Party document accuses current administration of "costly and heavy-handed regulatory approach."

NRC cybersecurity exec steps down

Pat Howard, the chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is retiring from government in April.

Defense acquisition chief nominated as DOD deputy secretary

Ashton Carter, under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is expected to replace William Lynn in the No. 2 post at the Defense Department.

Deputy defense secretary to step down

After more than two years in the job, Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn will step down from the second-highest DOD post to spend more time with his family.

House bill would stop most federal hiring

The Federal Hiring Freeze Act is introduced by Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.).

Defense Department chooses CIO

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Teri Takai, chief information officer for the state of California, will become DOD's next CIO.

Jim Duffey

Former EDS exec Duffey to be Virginia's next technology secretary

Virginia Gov.-elect Bob McDonnell has nominated Jim Duffey to serve as his secretary of technology, according to announcement today from the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Two top GSA officials retire as agency awaits new chief

The General Services Administration is experiencing a version of musical chairs among its executives, even as the agency continues to await Senate confirmation of Martha Johnson as its new administrator.

Report: Government secrecy down slightly in 2008

An annual report says government secrecy decreased slightly in the last year of the Bush administration.

Senator's hold on GSA confirmation hobbles Networx transition

Transition to Networx slowed further because Sen. Kit Bond won't let Martha Johnson's confirmation come up for a vote.

University of Maryland confirms Kundra's credentials after questions raised

University of Maryland officials affirm Kundra earned degrees there, after a tech blogger challenges the federal CIO's bio.

Michael Robertson becomes GSA's chief acquisition officer

Michael Robertson, who has worked closely with President Barack Obama since his 2004 Senate campaign, has become chief acquisition officer at GSA.

10 dot-gov sites that get it right

Government Computer News names the top government Web sites that best embrace Web. 2.0 practices.

One hand clapping

As the curtain comes down on the Open Government Initiative's opening night, we figured it was time to hear from the critics. The reviews are decidedly mixed.

GAO sets up shop at YouTube, Twitter

Government Accountability Office moves into Web 2.0 to take its products to the people rather than waiting for them to come to it.