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Trump's pick for DNI has long cyber record

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick for Director of National Intelligence, sponsored cybersecurity legislation from his perch at the Homeland Security Committee.

Mark Esper gives a press conference on the results of the Nato Foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters June 27, 2019. (Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com)

Senate confirms Esper as new Defense secretary

With conflict increasing between the U.S. and Iran, Mark Esper's confirmation brings some order to a seven-month round of musical chairs among the Defense Department's top leadership.

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ODNI creates new position dedicated to election security

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats named Shelby Pierson as the first official who will formally oversee election security efforts for the U.S. intelligence community.

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Deadline extended for 2019 Rising Star nominations

Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the Aug. 2 deadline.

GSA Mr. FedRAMP, Matt Goodrich

'Mr. FedRAMP' leaving GSA

Matt Goodrich, who helped elevate the General Services Administration's cloud security program, is headed to the private sector.

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Federal contractor sentenced

A federal contractor who also served as a Virginia state legislator was sentenced by a federal judge for defrauding the government to get small business contracts.

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Mark T. Esper at the 2018 HQDA Attache Reception March 15, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia.

Shanahan out as Pentagon chief; Army Secretary Esper takes over top job

In a tweet, President Donald Trump announced that acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was resigning and withdrawing his name from consideration to hold the top Pentagon job on an acting basis. Trump announced that Army Secretary Mark Esper is taking over as acting defense secretary.

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Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for the HHS Division of Acquisition

HHS picks Arrieta as new CIO

Jose Arrieta, who has spearheaded the department's blockchain efforts, replaces Beth Killoran.

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DOJ charges former intel contractor with drone leaks

Daniel Everette Hale, a former Leidos contractor, is charged with passing a series of classified documents related to U.S. drone warfare and counterterrorism policy to a reporter.

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GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.

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