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GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

GSA shuffles key IT personnel

The Technology Modernization fund gets a leader, and a contracting executive is moved off GSA's $50 billion telecom contract.

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Scott Blackburn resigns as acting VA CIO

After less than a year in the top tech job at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Scott Blackburn is resigning effective immediately.

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FBI elevates three cyber cops to top leadership positions

Paul Abbate, who ran the bureau’s cybercrime division, will ascend to the No. 3 spot in the bureau’s leadership.

White House Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert, shown here at a December 2017 press briefing.

Bossert out as homeland security adviser

In yet another shake-up of the Trump administration's national security team, Tom Bossert resigned from office one day after John Bolton started as National Security Adviser.

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DHS cyber office names chief data officer

Preston Werntz, who helped establish the Automated Indicator Sharing program at DHS, has been hired as the chief data officer for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications.

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Defense Department names new CIO

Former JP Morgan CIO Dana Deasy will take over Defense Department IT in early May.

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Looking outside the Beltway for future tech talent

Leidos CEO Roger Krone is looking outside the Washington metro area for engineering and software hires.

Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Lynch re-ups at Defense Digital Service

The founding leader of the Pentagon's digital service team and a key leader of the Cloud Executive Steering Group is sticking around for a third year.

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Shulkin out as VA chief

After weeks in limbo, President Trump announced that Dr. David Shulkin would no longer be serving as Veterans Affairs secretary.

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DHS hires former EAC chairman to tackle election security

A month after being passed over for another term on the Election Assistance Commission, Matthew Masterson joins the Department of Homeland Security to tackle election security issues.

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CBP to consolidate IT offices

CBP plans to move almost 4,000 IT workers around the capital region to a single facility in Loudoun County.

Dave Wajsgras (Photo: Raytheon)

Dave Wajsgras: Under the radar, reimagining cyber

Raytheon may be better known for radar systems and weapons platforms, but the 2018 Industry Eagle Award winner has quietly transformed government's IT security landscape.

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