Who & Where


Rising Star: Douglas Smith

Project Manager, FEDSIM, General Services Administration

Rising Star: Meikle Paschal Jr.

Robotic Process Automation Product Owner, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Rising Star: Kevin Smith

Vice President, C2S Consulting Group

Rising Star: Liz Dean

Senior UX Strategist, MetroStar Systems

Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

Get to know the 2020 Rising Stars

FCW profiles 12 early-career phenoms who are driving change in government IT.

Rising Star: George Nicol

Program Specialist, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, NASA

Rising Star: Jamie Mullaney

Manager, Jefferson Consulting Group

GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

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.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

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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