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Hiring astronauts on USAJobs, undersea cable worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM's new cyber adviser reports directly to the agency boss

The personnel agency tapped military and industry vet Clifton Triplett to advise on cyber and IT.

CIO Baitman is bolting HHS

After a tenure that included a move to the cloud and the launch of HealthCare.gov, Health and Human Services Department CIO Frank Baitman is stepping down.

Kathleen Turco

Turco to leave Veterans Health Administration

The chief financial officer will retire at year's end, capping a 32-year federal career.

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Tony Scott drops the new federal cyber strategy

The federal CIO announced the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan on Oct. 30, alongside updated FISMA guidance, all aimed at improving Uncle Sam's cybersecurity posture in months and years to come.

Denise Turner Roth.

GSA gets strategic

The humdrum General Services Administration is repositioning itself as a strategic partner for government agencies.

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Funding IT projects in an era of constrained budgets

With money tight, experts say CIOs need to be creative and collaborative to find funding for new IT projects.

Kathy Conrad of GSA

Conrad joins Accenture, feds fine-tune stingray policies and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's Hickey resigns, OMB seeks cyber specialist and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How FITARA helps federal CIOs straddle IT and finance roles

Being an effective CIO means mastering multiple disciplines. Four CIOs new to their posts explain the demands of the role, and how new rules strengthen the CIO's hand in federal organizations.

LaVerne Horton Council

Here's what VA's decisive new CIO has planned

LaVerne Council is preparing to reveal a new cybersecurity strategy and an overall direction for IT operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA architect wants to run the House, new tech at FCC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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