Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up of the week's news

Weekend Reading

Take some time this weekend to catch up on FCW stories you might have missed.

Legislators put Department of Veterans Affairs acting CIO Stephen Warren in the hot seat over IT security and data breaches.

Hear what Jennifer Pahlka, new head of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, has to say about coding for a better government.

Think former EPA head Lisa Jackson was the only agency leader using email accounts under a false name? Not so.

The idea of hackers taking over net-connected refrigerators might seem comical .. but what if they're industrial fridges comprising part of the food supply chain? Or your car?

Dan Tangherlini will probably soon drop the "acting" from his title as GSA administrator. What is his plan for the agency?

Elsewhere: Wired reports on CIA analyst David Stein, the cryptologist who cracked the code of the Kryptos Sculpture at CIA headquarters. Stein wrote an account in 1999 of his efforts to decipher the messages, and the National Security Archive has now published the declassified paper.

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