Who & Where


Alison Hickey.

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

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How FITARA helps federal CIOs straddle IT and finance roles

Being an effective CIO means mastering multiple disciplines. Four CIOs new to their posts explain the demands of the role, and how new rules strengthen the CIO's hand in federal organizations.

LaVerne Horton Council

Here's what VA's decisive new CIO has planned

LaVerne Council is preparing to reveal a new cybersecurity strategy and an overall direction for IT operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA architect wants to run the House, new tech at FCC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Boehner's tech legacy (seriously)

The outgoing speaker helped push forward data and transparency measures that have opened up the House of Representatives to the American people.

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NDAA would change cyber acquisition, Gross tapped for CIO post at FDIC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

OPM notices go out, GAO dings GPRA progress, ag security gets crowdsourced and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Will Hurd

Hurd on the Hill

Freshman Rep. Will Hurd builds a profile as Capitol Hill's go-to IT expert.

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Navy NextGen RFI, cyber acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Jake Brewer

White House tech advisor dies in cycling crash

A key staffer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Jake Brewer was 34.

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More HealthCare.gov problems, new VP at ITI and Census' startup app

News and notes from around the federal IT community.