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Paid parental leave for feds in NDAA

The must-pass defense bill is set to emerge from conference committee with a provision that gives civilian feds 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

SEC names new Cyber Unit chief

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced senior advisor Kristina Littman will lead a cyber unit that has increasingly focused on unregulated and fraudulent cryptocurrency activity.

Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dr. John A. Zangardi speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Zangardi takes new post at Leidos

After exiting the top tech job at DHS, Dr. John Zangardi is moving into a business development role at federal contractor Leidos.

Jeanette Manfra testifies at a House committee hearing in Nov. 2018

Manfra announces plans to step down from CISA

One of the federal government's top cybersecurity officials announced she would be stepping down at the end of the year.

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DHS acquisitions are steady despite CIO departure

Technology procurement at the Department of Homeland Security remains on steady ground despite the departure of CIO Dr. John Zangardi earlier this month for an industry job, according to the agency's top acquisition official.

Zangardi out at DHS

John Zangardi, CIO for the Department of Homeland Security, sent an email to staff Friday announcing he would be stepping down.

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Chad Wolf poised to take over DHS

The Senate confirmed Wolf as undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, clearing the way for him to advance to replace Kevin McAleenan as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security.

Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms.

GSA

Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

The General Services Administration's former top acquisition service official has a new job at an investment firm's cloud and cyber solutions company.

Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

VA's pivot to agile

With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Rising Star: Dr. Leonie Heyworth

Director of Synchronous Telehealth, VHA Office of Connected Care/ Telehealth Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Rising Star: Michelle Johnson

Communications Manager and Senior Research Analyst, Section 809 Panel, Defense Acquisition University

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