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Michael Daniel. (Image credit: Sean Lyngaas)

Former cyber czar looks to change info sharing

As the U.S. government continues to wrestle with policies and programs to share intelligence about cybersecurity threats with the private sector, a small non-profit is trying to change paradigms around information sharing.

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Can Jared fix federal IT?

Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication.

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Former FBI IT contractor pleads guilty in corruption case

A former database administrator who worked in the FBI’s IT division pleaded guilty to lying about financial transactions during a fraud investigation.

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Does the SES have a future under Trump?

Former feds believe investing in the senior executive service is the most effective path to reform, but calls by Trump advisers for a rollback of government could deter senior administrators from buying in.

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NSA vet Rob Joyce to lead cyber at White House

The Trump administration has tapped Rob Joyce, formerly the top hacker at NSA, to serve as White House cybersecurity advisor, the position previously held by Michael Daniel.

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'A prototype is worth a thousand meetings'

SBA CIO Maria Roat is urging agencies to encourage experimentation -- and to not confuse modernization with innovation.

Jason Providakes MITRE

New CEO takes over at MITRE

Dr. Jason Providakes is taking over as president and CEO of MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers.

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Aide to Trump tech adviser picked as deputy CTO

Michael Kratsios, the former chief of staff of Peter Thiel's venture firm, is getting a senior White House tech job.

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Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget.

Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill

States balk at election system move by DHS

A group of state officials formally opposed the DHS critical infrastructure designation for election systems and want it rescinded.

Terry Halvorsen

How health IT hints at the future of innovation for DOD

The current effort to integrate DOD systems with the Cerner electronic health record represents a new direction in Pentagon IT culture and practice, according to CIO Terry Halvorsen.