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Heather Wilson, former US Rep, current Secy USAF

Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

The Senate confirmed Heather Wilson as the new secretary of the Air Force just days after the Trump administration's second nominee for Army secretary withdrew from consideration.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

Donald Trump April 2017 rally pennsylvania Shutterstock image evan el-amin credit

No honeymoon for Trump with feds

President Trump's low public approval ratings are reflected in his unpopularity among the federal workforce.

Dana Boente DOJ

Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division.

DHS logo

Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tom Price - HHS - senate confirmation

Price: Docs aren't 'data-entry clerks'

The nation's top health official wants to reduce the burden he says health IT regulation puts on practitioners.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Photo by Michael Bonfigli, Christian Science Monitor)

Clapper: Russia, nonstate actors emboldened in digital world

Russia has been emboldened by its successful intervention in the 2016 election, and nonstate actors, such as WikiLeaks, are a growing threat in the digital space, said former director of national intelligence James Clapper during a ranging public appearance.

Rob Joyce NSA/WH

White House links innovation and cybersecurity

As the White House finalizes its cyber executive order, there are growing questions over how much the NSC will be driving cybersecurity and how much will be led by Jared Kushner's new innovation office.

Former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer Editorial credit: imagemaker / Shutterstock.com

Former Microsoft chief launches government data site

Steve Ballmer's $10 million government data site offers scope and scale, but transparency advocates warn that it's not a management tool.

John Kelly -DHS official photo

DHS Secretary cryptic on cyber

In his first public speech as Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly said government networks are constantly being bombarded, but he offered few details on any new cyber policies or initiatives.

Mark Green, source Tenn. State Senate website

Trump announces new pick for Army secretary

More than two months after his first candidate withdrew from consideration, President Trump has nominated a former Army physician for the post.

Gregory Touhill

Think like a hacker, says former CISO

Greg Touhill contends that clarity, hacker brains and services consolidation are keys to more secure federal networks and data.