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Federal CIO Suzette Kent presents opening remarks for the Women in Federal IT & Cyber event on March 29, 2018. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

CDO Council, TBM updates

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that work is happening behind the scenes to launch the Chief Data Officers Council and make progress on Technology Business Management.

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DOD names chair for cyber certification program

Ty Schieber will head the accrediting body for DOD's upcoming cybersecurity certification program.

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Time is running out for Federal 100 nominations!

The final deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Tuesday, Jan. 7, to get them in. Happy holidays!

Federal union chief J. David Cox flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

AFGE president accused of using union resources for re-election campaign

J. David Cox, already on a leave of absence due to sexual harassment charges, now faces allegations of violations of union's "no politics" rule.

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Paid parental leave for feds in NDAA

The must-pass defense bill is set to emerge from conference committee with a provision that gives civilian feds 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

SEC names new Cyber Unit chief

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced senior advisor Kristina Littman will lead a cyber unit that has increasingly focused on unregulated and fraudulent cryptocurrency activity.

Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer Dr. John A. Zangardi speaks at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Zangardi takes new post at Leidos

After exiting the top tech job at DHS, Dr. John Zangardi is moving into a business development role at federal contractor Leidos.

Jeanette Manfra testifies at a House committee hearing in Nov. 2018

Manfra announces plans to step down from CISA

One of the federal government's top cybersecurity officials announced she would be stepping down at the end of the year.

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DHS acquisitions are steady despite CIO departure

Technology procurement at the Department of Homeland Security remains on steady ground despite the departure of CIO Dr. John Zangardi earlier this month for an industry job, according to the agency's top acquisition official.

Zangardi out at DHS

John Zangardi, CIO for the Department of Homeland Security, sent an email to staff Friday announcing he would be stepping down.

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Chad Wolf poised to take over DHS

The Senate confirmed Wolf as undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, clearing the way for him to advance to replace Kevin McAleenan as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security.

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