Who & Where

2015 Rising Star Awards

Akosua Ali

Akosua Ali ironed out complex acquisition issues and found millions of dollars in unused funds at DHS.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez spearheaded 10 initiatives at USDA in the past year, including the first integrated safety and workers' compensation system implemented in the federal government.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Alexander Lin

At TCG, Alex Lin was assigned to the Integrity.gov project, where his innovative thinking and risk-taking exceeded expectations.

LTG Robert Ferrell (2014)

Army moves JRSS along, with other services in tow

The Army is moving forward with what Pentagon brass consider to be a crucial piece of the future defense IT backbone: the Joint Regional Security Stacks.

Shutterstock image (by Maksim Kabakou): pixelated shield, protection concept.

AT&T on board for Einstein, U.S.-U.K.run joint financial cyber exercise and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Wikimedia image: Silicon Valley.

Wish they all could be...

The administration is right to be building bridges with the tech community. But there's talent to be found outside California.

Shutterstock image. Credit: Maksim Kabakou.

Why candidates are missing the point on cyber

Hacking China back is not the solution to American cyber vulnerability, experts warn. Voters need to start demanding that presidential candidates take a deeper look at the issue.

Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon

What a big Navy breach taught the Army

The Army had been paying close attention to the Navy's operation to drive Iranian hackers from the unclassified portion of the service's intranet.

Commerce launches data start-up, SEA names interim leader and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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.

broken lock

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?