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OPM nominee deflects questions about conspiracy tweets

John Gibbs, the HUD official selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management, wasn't pressed by lawmakers on a history of controversial tweets of conspiracy theories and calling the Democrats the party of Islam.

Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Air Force looks to bridge 'valley of death' for small tech firms

The service's acquisition chief hopes to change how small businesses interact with the service through its innovative research program and eventually adopting the In-Q-Tel model.

DOD cloud

What's new in Army cloud

The Army's enterprise cloud office is coming up on its first anniversary. FCW talked with its director, Paul Puckett, about what the office has been up to and how COVID has affected priorities.

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf makes opening remarks at a NFL Public Safety Press Conference with Miami-Dade Police Department and DHS Super Bowl LIV partners.  CBP photo by Dusan Ilic

Trump nominates Chad Wolf as permanent DHS chief

Wolf has served as acting secretary since November 2019 but is currently embroiled in a controversy over the legitimacy of his appointment.

DHS assistant director for infrastructure protection Brian Harrell, testify during a House hearing titled, "Confronting the Rise in Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism," Feb. 26, 2020.

CISA infrastructure chief Brian Harrell resigns

The assistant director, charged with helping to protect critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats, will be returning to the private sector, the agency confirmed.

Federal CISO Grant Schneider

CISO Schneider exits OMB for Venable post

Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider is leaving the federal government to take a job at Venable.

Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for the HHS Division of Acquisition

HHS CIO resigns

Jose Arrieta will depart as the top tech official at the Department of Health and Human Services in the coming weeks.

Photo credit: By lev radin Shutterstock ID: 1360758863 April 5, 2019: Democratic Presidential candidate US Senator Kamala Harris speaks during National Action Network 2019 convention at Sheraton Times Square.

AFGE touts Harris veep pick

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a long record supporting federal union issues and looking to check the power of government and private sector tech surveillance.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

SecDef: 'Murder of George Floyd was a wakeup call'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he's heard similar stories from service members across the branches, which spurred DOD to stand up three initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion.

US Representative Carolyn Maloney attends festival on Roosevelt Island NY April 2019 - Image Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Maloney holds on to seat

The chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee appears to have won her primary after six weeks of vote counting that was complicated by a proliferation of contested absentee ballots.

DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

Trump's pick to head DOD's CAPE talks management

John Whitley, the nominee to lead the critical Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office talked with the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the chief management officer position.

Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer Jack Wilmer speaks to local Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a National Cyber Security Awareness Month event at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

DOD's cyber chief to exit this month

The Pentagon’s lead cybersecurity expert, Jack Wilmer, is leaving his post for an industry role at the end of July.

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