Who & Where

Rising Star: Sherri Sokol

Innovation Lead, Defense Information Systems Agency

Rising Star: Kelsey Werder Monaghan

Federal Account Manager, Department of Energy and NASA Dell Technologies

Rising Star: Ashley Strickland

Growth and Communications Lead, CACI Agile Solution Factory, CACI International

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Biden's GSA transition team brings deep agency ties

The six volunteers tasked with General Services Administration transition planning have worked at GSA, the White House or both.

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A Biden-Harris 'reset’ for feds

Federal employee unions and associations are hoping for concrete day-one rollbacks of Trump administration workforce policies on diversity training, official time, collective bargaining and the new 'Schedule F' classification.

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.

Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

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

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