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Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise.

David Shulkin USH VA

Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump

Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency.

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations.

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Is Congress really going to cut your pay to $1?

A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds.

Top NSA defender departs agency

Curtis Dukes, formerly the top information assurance officer at the National Security Agency, is joining the Center for Internet Security.

Shaun Donovan

OMB chief tells Trump team IT modernization is key

In his exit memo to the next administration, OMB Director Shaun Donovan advises continuing IT modernization efforts, shared services and support for U.S. Digital Services.

Trevor Rudolph

Exit Interview: Trevor Rudolph

The former Office of Management and Budget lead on CyberStat and other civilian agency cybersecurity issues sounds off on Congress, the fabled sprint and the new federal CISO role.

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How to talk cyber at the holiday table

Holiday dinner conversations can get heated, and one topic that's been on fire this year is cyber. Here's FCW's holiday guide to how to discuss "the cyber" with family members who are more analog than digital.

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Prison sentence for GSA Advantage fraudster

A former Defense Department procurement official will serve nearly three years in prison for stealing and reselling millions of dollars of equipment and material obtained through GSA's online shopping and ordering system.

Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Tuesday, Jan. 3, to get them in. Happy holidays!

DHS cyber exec resigns

As new administration looms, Andy Ozment will exit the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.