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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.

Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Defense Digital Service gets a new director

Chris Lynch steps down and Brett Goldstein steps up.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

CISA maintains focus after Nielsen's departure

Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was a driving force behind the establishment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, but according to CISA's leader Chris Krebs, the cyber shop hasn't missed a beat since the former secretary's ouster.

Screenshot of U.S. Army “microdrone” commercial published 21 November 2016 on YouTube. (Screenshot courtesy of the U.S. Army)

Can battlefield drones spot threats to troops?

Army Lt. Col. Philip Root, the acting deputy director for DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, explains how the DOD plans to operationalize autonomous systems, forever changing the human-machine relationship.

Trey Kennedy, shown her in a "Government Matters" television appearance.

Kennedy leaving CIO Council for DOJ

Trey Kennedy is moving on from his role as the senior advisor to the CIO Council.

David Wennergren

ACT-IAC names David Wennergren as its new CEO

The longtime federal IT executive will succeed Kenneth Allen to lead the industry-government organization.

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