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Chief Management Officer, Lisa W. Hershman, answers questions during a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room May 26, 2020 to discuss COVID-19 travel restrictions and Pentagon updates. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

House panel advances measure to eliminate CMO

The Defense Department's number three job would be eliminated thanks to a late-add amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Cheriyan to exit GSA

After leading a rapid expansion of the General Services Administration's Centers of Excellence program, the agency's Technology Transformation Services director will leave for the private sector in a couple of weeks.

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Deadline extended for 2020 Rising Star nominations

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 17 deadline.

Deputy Federal CIO Margie Graves (Photo: Robert Severi)

Margie Graves to lead industry side of ACT-IAC

A former top IT official will head up a key committee at the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent

Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council

US Representative Carolyn Maloney attends festival on Roosevelt Island NY April 2019 - Image Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Oversight chief locked in tight primary

Just seven months after taking over the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney finds herself in a tight primary race against a progressive challenger in her New York City district.

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Chairman to exit Thrift Board next week

Embattled Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board chairman Michael Kennedy will exit the agency June 30 as part of a Trump administration overhaul of the agency.

Mr. David Spirk, U.S. Special Operations Command chief data officer, speaks to an audience during the USSOCOM Data Engineering Lab grand opening ceremony in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019. The lab is an open-concept work environment and is the Command’s outpost of a larger DoD modernization eco-system, whose goal is to foster collaboration between Special Operations Forces professionals, data scientists, data architects, software developers, systems integrators and technologists. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

DOD taps Dave Spirk as chief data officer

Spirk filled the same role at U.S. Special Operations Command, has an intelligence background and will help implement the department's modernization strategy.

Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Essye Miller: The exit interview

Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future.

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Karen Evans to be next DHS CIO

Evans will replace John Zangardi, who left in late last year to take a position with Leidos.

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Exit Interview: Bill Zielinski

The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview.

Kevin Carroll speaking at an AFCEA event in an undated photo shared by Army PEO EIS

Obituary: Kevin Carroll

Long-time Army procurement expert and head of PEO EIS Kevin Carroll has passed away.

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