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White House nominates new deputy director at OMB

President Barack Obama will nominate a permanent deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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Former State Dept. official cops to cyberstalking scheme

A former State Department employee pleaded guilty to computer hacking, cyberstalking and "sextortion" while based at the U.S. embassy in London.

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Feds' job satisfaction on the rise

Federal employee job satisfaction rose to 58.1 out of 100 in the Partnership for Public Service's annual rankings, but IT specialists have the lowest score.

Stewart Baker

Fighting cyber espionage, legally

Instead of trying to tackle foreign governments or hack-proof their own systems, Americans could use the force of the law to neuter cyber espionage by eliminating much of the incentive to hack.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

Fed 100 nominations are due Dec. 23

Great work in federal IT should be celebrated. Make sure the individuals behind it get the recognition they deserve.

U.S. Marshals gets new chief data officer

Struggling with a flood of data, the U.S. Marshals Service has hired a new chief data officer and is looking for ways to make agency personnel smarter about using data.

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Find out online if you were an OPM breach victim

The Office of Personnel Management has launched an online portal for victims, and people who think they may be victims, of the massive data breach.

Rising Star 2015

Michael Wheeless

Michael Wheeless successfully demonstrated that commercial smartphones and tablets could connect securely from Navy ships to networks back ashore.

2015 Rising Star

Erica McCann

Erica McCann makes recommendations about legislative and regulatory actions that affect the contracting environment, which benefits both government and industry.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Evan Chan

At JPL, Evan Chan helped lead the creation of paperless procurement and augmented-reality initiatives.

Rising Star 2013

Christina Prat

Christina Prat's management helps Border Patrol agents get the data they need quickly and accurately to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Andrew Yuen

Andrew Yuen completely revamped the EPA's website to make it easier for users to find the information they need.