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Margaret Weichert

Trump's DDM pick pushes IT modernization

President Trump’s nominee to serve as the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management highlighted IT modernization, data accountability and transparency and workforce management as her three priority areas throughout her cordial confirmation hearing.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Shakeup at TTS as Murphy takes over GSA

Long-time acquisition expert Emily Murphy takes over GSA, as new leaders move into key spots in the Federal Acquisition Service.

Essye Miller here as Director, Headquarters Air Force Information Management

Essye Miller named acting DOD CIO

Miller currently serves as the DOD's deputy CIO for cybersecurity but will step into the CIO role as John Zangardi heads to DHS.

MAJ GEN WILLIAM HIX USARMY

Army modernization command looks to avoid red tape

The Futures and Modernization Command, which is set to stand up in 2018, will have to resist the ways of old if it wants to be successful.

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Federal happiness still on the rise, survey says

Most federal agencies improved their employee happiness scores for the third consecutive year, but the need for more effective leadership continues to hold back greater improvement.

Kirstjen Nielsen and Emily Murphy

Senate confirms new DHS, GSA chiefs

Kirstjen Nielsen, a former top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security, while Emily Murphy was confirmed as administrator of the General Services Administration.

Shutterstock image (by Wichy): Businessman touching a glowing electric circuit to access a virtual network.

The quest for seamless, secure identity and access management

With hackers increasingly targeting users, federal agencies are turning to identity management to better protect their systems.

stylized professionals

Minority representation in tech still lags

Better federal data could help track efforts at increasing the percentage of women and minority in tech jobs, especially regarding compliance with equal opportunity laws by federal contractors, a report found.

Alan Thomas Commissioner Federal Acquisition Service GSA

Modernization begins at home, says new FAS chief

IT modernization is not only key for federal agencies, but to GSA's Federal Acquisition Service.

Kirstjen Nielsen 2015 world economic forum davos creative commons credit Valeriano DiDomenico

DHS nominee faces Senate

Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.

Dr. David Shulkin, VHA undersecretary

VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

Acting DOD tech chief tapped for DHS CIO post

President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.