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Everybody wants digital government, but doubts remain about ROI

A new survey shows that agencies want to be more innovative in the digital space, but struggle to show a clear return on investment.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

CIA Director John Brennan speaking at CSIS Sept. 9 2016

Brennan: Government 'cannot just hope' private sector will protect digital domain

CIA Director John Brennan warned of the need to improve government defense of the digital domain before a catastrophic event.

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5 steps to more effective CTOs

New report examines roles and reporting structures for federal chief technology officers.

Gregory Touhill

DHS' Touhill tapped as top federal cybersecurity officer

Greg Touhill, a retired Air Force general and a leading cybersecurity executive at DHS, has been named the first U.S. CISO. Grant Schneider will serve as acting deputy CISO.

Rising Star 2013

Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

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Where do Clinton and Trump stand on tech?

A new report from ITIF shows that Hillary Clinton has articulated more detailed policy positions on cybersecurity and innovation than has Republican rival Donald Trump.

Will Hurd

Is Will Hurd in trouble?

Will Hurd enjoys a high profile on IT issues as a freshman congressman, but he needs to win a tough election if he wants to keep rising on Capitol Hill.

David De Vries

DOD deputy CIO to lead IT at OPM

David De Vries will take over IT at the Office of Personnel Management, as the human resources agency prepares to stand up a new background check bureau.

Deborah Diaz, NASA CTO for IT

NASA CTO Deborah Diaz to retire in September

The longtime federal IT leader also played key roles at DHS, GSA and other agencies.

GSA kicks off search for innovation chief

The search is on for a commissioner for the recently established Technology Transformation Service at the General Services Administration.

HHS CIO Beth Killoran

HHS deputy CIO takes agency's top IT spot

As the new CIO at the Department of Health and Human Services, Beth Killoran will lead agencywide work on cybersecurity and privacy protection.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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