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DOD CIO Dana Deasy. 2020. Photo credit: Zaid Hamid

Dana Deasy's year of delivery

How 2020 became the Defense Department's best test case for digital modernization.

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Lawmakers demand answers from GSA on transition

The head of the General Services Administration must designate Joe Biden as the president-elect before key transition activities can take place, and Democratic lawmakers are growing impatient.

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Esper out at DOD

President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his secretary of defense, with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking over on an acting basis.

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New House bill aims to halt Trump's civil service revamp

The Saving the Civil Service Act would block last week's executive order creating new classification of career federal employees in certain key roles and reverse any personnel moves made as a result of the order.

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NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing.

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GSA announces 2021 Presidential Innovation Fellows

The upcoming group is the most diverse cohort to date, including 34 fellows that will work across 22 federal agencies.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

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Tech groups slam Trump's diversity training executive order

The pushback comes as the Labor Department tries to explain what the memo does and does not allow with regard to diversity training.

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New federal CIO, CISO on tap

The White House is planning to name two officials to senior tech posts with a possible change of administration looming.

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Army tests the limits of its integrated tactical network

The Army's Project Convergence exercise has put the Integrated Tactical Network to the test. But holes in its availability prove there's work to be done.

PEO Mr. Ross Guckert, hosting the virtual change of charter ceremony for Project Manager Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Thursday, July 30, 2020. Photo credit: Laura Edwards, Army PEO EIS Graphic Designer

Prioritizing talent, diversity to boost modernization at PEO EIS

Ross Guckert, the new program executive officer for enterprise information services, took on a new role at a tumultuous time. FCW talked with him to understand why people are at the center of his priorities.

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OPM nominee deflects questions about conspiracy tweets

John Gibbs, the HUD official selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management, wasn't pressed by lawmakers on a history of controversial tweets of conspiracy theories and calling the Democrats the party of Islam.

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