Who & Where

ships at sea

Tactical clouds, techie politicians and better bandwidth for the troops

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Michael Hettinger

Federal acquisition: Art or science?

Mike Hettinger argues that we need acquisition officials who understand not only the letter of the FAR, but also the spirit of its intent.

Shutterstock image: the White House.

White House fellows, dire debt predictions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Lynn Overmann, left, with Danielle Carnival. Photo by Stan Barouh.

The women behind OSTP

Five years ago, the office of the chief technology officer was effectively a boys' club. But times have changed.

CTO Todd Park

U.S. CTO stepping down

Todd Park is moving to Silicon Valley to recruit talent into federal IT ranks.

digital key

New role for CIA's ex-CIO, Tor's secret bug-fixers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.


'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

David Bennett

DISA's Bennett preaches COTS and consolidation

The CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency is finding that attachment to physical products is hard to shake.

Thomas Sharpe

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

U.S. Digital Service

GovTV: Mikey Dickerson's first day

A White House video sheds some light on the U.S. Digital Service head's orientation -- and his wardrobe choices.

Garren Givens

A new direction for Presidential Innovation Fellows

New PIF Director Garren Givens has revamped the selection process and installed a new system that means less "parachuting in" and wider opportunities for participants.