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GSA moves OASIS management team to FEDSIM

Personnel changes at the agency continue with the naming of a new team to manage the popular multiple-award contract for professional services.

Thomas Sharpe

Former GSA FAS execs start consulting firm

Two top managers from GSA's Federal Acquisition Service have launched their own consultancy after settling with the agency over a whistleblowing complaint.

Image from FOSE: Maria Roat.

SBA CIO grapples with modernization

A House committee urged the Small Business Administration CIO to flatten the org chart and improve on cybersecurity.

Christopher Wray, President Trump

FBI nominee stresses cyber and spy powers

FBI director nominee Christopher Wray told senators he will make cyber and the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 top priorities if he is confirmed.

Walter Shaub - OGE

Ethics chief resigns amid concerns over Trump

The head of the office responsible for managing executive branch ethics policies announced his resignation almost six months before his term's scheduled end.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director.

gsa atrium

New report details infighting amid founding of GSA tech hub

The sudden departures of senior GSA acquisition leaders were spurred by an increasingly bitter internal battle, according to a whistleblower investigation.

Kiersten Todt

Why government should let industry drive cybersecurity

The government needs to stop trying to lead the cybersecurity charge and instead organize itself around facilitating private-sector-led solutions, say experts and officials.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Career official assumes Census leadership as key tests loom

Two career officials will serve as Census director and deputy director as the bureau faces multiple test and challenges in the run-up to the 2020 enumeration.

Ellen Lord - Textron DOD ATL USD

Lord tapped to lead DOD acquisition

The Trump administration has nominated Ellen Lord, president and CEO of defense contractor Textron Systems, to serve as undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) official photo

Officials press Congress to reauthorize spy powers

The Trump administration is asking Congress to reauthorize a critical foreign surveillance program without any amendments and to eliminate the sunset clause.

McCain at Heritage today.

McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing.