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Alan Thomas Commissioner Federal Acquisition Service GSA

Modernization begins at home, says new FAS chief

IT modernization is not only key for federal agencies, but to GSA's Federal Acquisition Service.

Kirstjen Nielsen 2015 world economic forum davos creative commons credit Valeriano DiDomenico

DHS nominee faces Senate

Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.

Dr. David Shulkin, VHA undersecretary

VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

Acting DOD tech chief tapped for DHS CIO post

President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Lawmakers hear from Trump's picks to lead GSA, OPM

Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.

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White House tech adviser: 'Way too many acting CIOs'

White House adviser Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government is moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions.

Rising Star 2013

Get to know the 2017 Rising Stars

FCW honors 21 early-career leaders in federal IT.

Kirstjen Nielsen 2015 world economic forum davos creative commons credit Valeriano DiDomenico

Cyber expert tapped to lead DHS

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former cybersecurity consultant and current deputy chief of staff in the White House, is returning to DHS to lead the agency.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

Mattis: 'Open communication' with private sector is the key to acquisition reform

Pushing forward with the department's reorganization plan, Defense Secretary James Mattis said "it's time to roll up our sleeves and get on with it."

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

White House cyber chief warns on IP theft

Rob Joyce cautioned that requirements by foreign powers to review IT source code of U.S. vendors could lead to intellectual property theft.

Wikimedia image: U.S. Office of Personnel Management seal.

OPM names new CIO

Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries as the top tech official of the Office of Personnel Management.

The Environmental Protection Agency

Federal employees honored for tech, humanitarian work

At a time of generally low public trust in government, the Partnership for Public Service honored the work of civil servants at its annual awards gala.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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