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Does the SES have a future under Trump?

Former feds believe investing in the senior executive service is the most effective path to reform, but calls by Trump advisers for a rollback of government could deter senior administrators from buying in.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

NSA vet Rob Joyce to lead cyber at White House

The Trump administration has tapped Rob Joyce, formerly the top hacker at NSA, to serve as White House cybersecurity advisor, the position previously held by Michael Daniel.

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'A prototype is worth a thousand meetings'

SBA CIO Maria Roat is urging agencies to encourage experimentation -- and to not confuse modernization with innovation.

Jason Providakes MITRE

New CEO takes over at MITRE

Dr. Jason Providakes is taking over as president and CEO of MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers.

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Aide to Trump tech adviser picked as deputy CTO

Michael Kratsios, the former chief of staff of Peter Thiel's venture firm, is getting a senior White House tech job.

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Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget.

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill

States balk at election system move by DHS

A group of state officials formally opposed the DHS critical infrastructure designation for election systems and want it rescinded.

Terry Halvorsen

How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.

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Ethics office website chokes under crush of visitors

The Office of Government Ethics' website was overwhelmed by the volume of visitors, after White House adviser Kellyanne Conway endorsed Ivanka Trump's clothing line in a live TV interview.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

Senators quiz IGs on NextGen, FirstNet

Senators on the Commerce Committee are looking to agency watchdogs for news and oversight of large IT infrastructure projects like FAA's NextGen and the Commerce Department's FirstNet.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Oversight Dems renew bid for Trump lease info

The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has tapped colleagues to assist his efforts to obtain unredacted info on the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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