One of the finalists would allow for customs payments via credit card; another would provide online tracking of vets’ mail prescriptions.
Former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson won Senate approval on a 78-16 vote.
The awards honor individuals whose talents, leadership and dedication make federal IT better.
Confirmation had been slowed by an unrelated dispute over providing information to Congress about the A-10 program.
The former DHS CIO will lead Resilient Network Systems, a San Francisco-based Internet software company.
The Army Enterprise Email Migrations Team was a big winner in the DOD CIO awards.
Deltek's annual holiday party brought together five current and former Commerce Department IT leaders.
Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.
Christine Fox, DOD's former director of cost assessment and program evaluation (and a real-life inspiration for "Top Gun"), will temporarily replace Ashton Carter.
ITI is seeking dismissal of TechAmerica's lawsuit alleging misconduct by the rival that hired three of its senior procurement lobbyists.
It's December already -- which means the Fed 100 nomination deadline is fast approaching.
The National Federation of Federal Employees president is predicting another shutdown come January.
Confirmation by the full Senate is expected, but could be slowed by procedural moves aimed at getting more information about the administration's border security plans.
Melissa Hathaway to join international think tank
Commenting on the recent government shutdown, the Commerce secretary noted: "Data does not get a lot of attention until it is not available."
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