Who & Where


VA names new info security chief

CIO LaVerne Council tapped agency insider Brian Burns for the key role of chief information security officer.

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What will Paul Ryan’s speakership mean for federal workers?

Groups representing federal workers worry that Speaker Ryan will back pay freezes for federal workers and steep cuts to federal benefits as part of plans to balance the budget.

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Of Botnets and CISA

Sheldon Whitehouse's amendment to tackle botnets in the Senate cyber bill failed. How much good might the legislation have done?

Hiring astronauts on USAJobs, undersea cable worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM's new cyber adviser reports directly to the agency boss

The personnel agency tapped military and industry vet Clifton Triplett to advise on cyber and IT.

CIO Baitman is bolting HHS

After a tenure that included a move to the cloud and the launch of HealthCare.gov, Health and Human Services Department CIO Frank Baitman is stepping down.

Kathleen Turco

Turco to leave Veterans Health Administration

The chief financial officer will retire at year's end, capping a 32-year federal career.

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Tony Scott drops the new federal cyber strategy

The federal CIO announced the Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan on Oct. 30, alongside updated FISMA guidance, all aimed at improving Uncle Sam's cybersecurity posture in months and years to come.

Denise Turner Roth.

GSA gets strategic

The humdrum General Services Administration is repositioning itself as a strategic partner for government agencies.

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Funding IT projects in an era of constrained budgets

With money tight, experts say CIOs need to be creative and collaborative to find funding for new IT projects.

Kathy Conrad of GSA

Conrad joins Accenture, feds fine-tune stingray policies and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Alison Hickey.

VA's Hickey resigns, OMB seeks cyber specialist and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.