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Congratulations to the 2018 Rising Stars

These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

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Olson to head Technology Transformation Service

Kelly Olson will step in as acting TTS director and FAS deputy commissioner on Aug. 27.

Bill Zielinski via gov matters

Zielinski to take over as GSA's top IT buyer

With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service.

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FBI selects cyber, IT executives

The FBI named new executives to lead its cyber and IT operations, as some of the agency's top cybersecurity officials move to the private sector.

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Longtime acquisition exec Kay Ely to retire

Ely plans to work on efforts to merge Office of Personnel Management back-office operations into the General Services Administration and then retire from federal service.

Dave Powner, GAO

Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders.

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GSA gets new head of services office

A former OPM executive will lead GSA’s planned Service Management Office as the agencies merge operations.

DHS' Mosley headed to FDIC

Sara Mosley, the chief enterprise architect for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will be leaving her post in mid-August.

Thomas Giammo

Federal IT pioneer Giammo dies at 79

Three-time Fed 100 winner led major transformation efforts at the Social Security Administration, NOAA and USPTO.

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Collins-Smee leaving GSA

One of the primary architects of GSA’s Centers of Excellence program will return to the private sector at the end of August.

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DOE names Diachin to exascale project

The Department of Energy tapped a supercomputing veteran to help run its nascent Exascale Computing Program.

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Trump announces nominee to head OSTP

Kelvin Droegemeier, an extreme-weather expert, is the president's pick for the long-vacant Office of Science and Technology Policy director's post.

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