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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.

Gen. John M. Murray, Army Futures Command commanding general, spoke about the Army

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.

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 looks to bridge 'valley of death' for small tech firms

The service's acquisition chief hopes to change how small businesses interact with the service through its innovative research program and eventually adopting the In-Q-Tel model.

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What's new in Army cloud

The Army's enterprise cloud office is coming up on its first anniversary. FCW talked with its director, Paul Puckett, about what the office has been up to and how COVID has affected priorities.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf makes opening remarks at a NFL Public Safety Press Conference with Miami-Dade Police Department and DHS Super Bowl LIV partners.  CBP photo by Dusan Ilic

Trump nominates Chad Wolf as permanent DHS chief

Wolf has served as acting secretary since November 2019 but is currently embroiled in a controversy over the legitimacy of his appointment.

DHS assistant director for infrastructure protection Brian Harrell, testify during a House hearing titled, "Confronting the Rise in Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism," Feb. 26, 2020.

CISA infrastructure chief Brian Harrell resigns

The assistant director, charged with helping to protect critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats, will be returning to the private sector, the agency confirmed.

Federal CISO Grant Schneider

CISO Schneider exits OMB for Venable post

Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider is leaving the federal government to take a job at Venable.

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for the HHS Division of Acquisition

HHS CIO resigns

Jose Arrieta will depart as the top tech official at the Department of Health and Human Services in the coming weeks.

Photo credit: By lev radin Shutterstock ID: 1360758863 April 5, 2019: Democratic Presidential candidate US Senator Kamala Harris speaks during National Action Network 2019 convention at Sheraton Times Square.

AFGE touts Harris veep pick

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a long record supporting federal union issues and looking to check the power of government and private sector tech surveillance.

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