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DHS cyber exec resigns

As new administration looms, Andy Ozment will exit the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.

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Trump taps billionaire businessman as Army secretary

President-elect Trump has selected West Point graduate and billionaire businessman Vincent Viola, a supporter of the Combating Terrorism Center and Army Cyber Institute at West Point, as pick for the top civilian slot in the U.S. Army.

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Job satisfaction is rising at most agencies, but lags for IT workers

For the second year in a row, federal agencies saw employee happiness improve, but IT and cybersecurity specialists’ job satisfaction still lags behind the rest of government.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

South Carolina congressman is Trump's pick for OMB director

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a fiscal hawk and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

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GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.

DHS CIO Luke McCormack

DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.

Casey Coleman

Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO.

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What does a military boss mean for DHS?

Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves.

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges.

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Trump administration can appoint up to 9,000

Beyond the top-level cabinet positions, President-elect Donald Trump will have as many as 9,000 appointments to make across the government, according to data from the just-released Plum Book of federal jobs.

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