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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.

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

SecDef: 'Murder of George Floyd was a wakeup call'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he's heard similar stories from service members across the branches, which spurred DOD to stand up three initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion.

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

Maloney holds on to seat

The chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee appears to have won her primary after six weeks of vote counting that was complicated by a proliferation of contested absentee ballots.

DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

Trump's pick to head DOD's CAPE talks management

John Whitley, the nominee to lead the critical Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office talked with the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the chief management officer position.

Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer Jack Wilmer speaks to local Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a National Cyber Security Awareness Month event at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

DOD's cyber chief to exit this month

The Pentagon’s lead cybersecurity expert, Jack Wilmer, is leaving his post for an industry role at the end of July.

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CISA hires cyber risk experts to meet emerging threats

The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity and infrastructure arm hires experts to help understand shifting cyber threats in the pandemic.

voting security

Spy chief sees 2020 election security as 'number one goal'

Gen. Nakasone's remarks come as a group of former senior officials seek funds to counter the "extraordinary challenges" posed by coronavirus pandemic and foreign interference to state and local election administrators.

U.S. Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford March 11, 2019. (Photo credit: Spc. Connor Kelly/U.S. Army)

Outgoing Army tech chief: CIO split was 'right decision at the right time'

Army CIO/G6 Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the move will allow the new CIO to focus more on big data, cloud migrations.

GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

GSA's Stanton faces busy fall

Telecom, small business contracts, e-commerce platform are top of mind for the head of GSA's Office of Information Technology Category.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent

Kent leaves solid legacy

In 30 months as federal CIO, Suzette Kent make a lasting impact on the government's cloud, data, cybersecurity and emerging tech efforts.

Michael Kratsios, shown here at a 2018 event in Fargo, N.D. Photo: North Dakota Department of Transportation.

WH CTO to take over DOD's top research role

Defense Secretary Mark Esper names U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios to be acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering after Michael Griffin's resignation from that post took effect July 10.

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