Who & Where

Tech Lady Hackathon (July 26, 2014)

I am woman, hear me code

The third annual D.C. hackathon for women in tech is taking place Aug. 8 -- part of a much larger effort to diversify the IT ranks.

Katherine Archuleta

Archuleta out at OPM

Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert will step in as acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Writing advice from 18F, DOD staff changes and a flying motorcycle

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Barry West, CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Barry West still missing at FDIC

The agency CIO and former AFFIRM president has been on leave since at least early June.

Rising Star 2013

Deadline for Rising Star nominations extended to July 9

We're looking for women and men who are having an outsized impact on federal IT -- and who show clear signs of being leaders in the community in the years to come.

Associated Press image (by Kevin Lamarque): Hillary Clinton on a plane to Libya.

As secretary, Clinton turned to top aides for tech support

Rather than seeking assistance from the State Department help desk, she emailed senior aides for assistance.

Rising Star 2013

Last call for Rising Star nominations

Get your picks submitted by July 2!

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McCormack details changes at DHS CIO office

The moves include the promotion of Deputy CIO Margie Graves, the appointment of CTO Michael Hermus and creation of a new deputy CIO post.

CFPB's complaint database, FCC's IBM cloud and Graves' promotion

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Mark Randall Meadows, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

A chairman returns and Skype in space

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

Rogers mum on OPM attribution, but says hack shows value of data

The country's top cyber official declined to officially attribute the OPM hack to China, but called the intrusion a reminder of how "data has value as a commodity."

Shutterstock image: charting data.

Can a one-person data shop make a difference?

Federal Reserve CDO Micheline Casey says doing data management on the cheap is a recipe for disaster.