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Rising Star: Michael B. Cox

Data Scientist and Team Lead for Internet of Things, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Drew Zachary

Rising Star: Drew Zachary

Program Director, Opportunity Project, and Co-Managing Director, Census Open Innovation Labs, Census Bureau, Commerce Department

Taylor Roberts

Rising Star: Taylor Roberts

Cybersecurity Advisor, Office of Management and Budget

Rising Star: Capt. Anthony N. Rodriguez

Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of the 24th Air Force, U.S. Air Force

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Federal retirement claims on the rise

Retirements are up this year over last, but it's not yet clear whether this is the start of the long-predicted "silver tsunami" of baby boomer retirements.

Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee member Melanie Pustay, U.S. Department of Justice, discusses the committee

Taking point on FOIA

Requesters tasked the U.S. with a record 1 million FOIA requests for fiscal year 2018, but while getting in the front door is easier than ever, getting responses is still a grind.

DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

Director Jeff Pon out at OPM

Margaret Weichert, the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management, will be taking on a second role: acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, replacing Jeff Pon.

new Marine CIO Lorna Mahlock from 2016/USMC photo

Meet the Marines' new CIO

Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock talks about how the service is looking to gain technical advantage.

Will Hurd and Robin Kelly - official photos

Hurd, Kelly look to codify, elevate federal CIO role

Two IT oversight leaders in Congress are looking to provide a legislative boost to the federal CIO and CISO roles.

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Pentagon innovation hub lands a new leader

Former Symantec CEO Michael Brown takes over as director of the Defense Innovation Unit.

SEC Headquarters Washington DC photo credit: By Andriy Blokhin shutterstock image number 1128744890

SEC shuffle: CIO, top cyber adviser to step down

The personnel moves come as the agency looks to FireEye for cyber forensic support.

Trump twitter (Tero Vesalainen/Shutterstock.com)

Trump's Twitter blocks raise constitutional questions

After a federal judge found that official government Twitter accounts may be violating free speech by blocking users, President Trump has unblocked some accounts.

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