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SEC shuffle: CIO, top cyber adviser to step down

The personnel moves come as the agency looks to FireEye for cyber forensic support.

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Trump's Twitter blocks raise constitutional questions

After a federal judge found that official government Twitter accounts may be violating free speech by blocking users, President Trump has unblocked some accounts.

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NPPD flies (and lowers) the flag

Proclamations directing agencies to fly flags at half-staff come from an unexpected corner of DHS.

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HUD names new CIO

In a week filled with high-level IT comings and goings, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has picked a new top tech official.

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GSA elevates Mr. FedRAMP

The program management office within the General Services Administration handling cloud security is undergoing a leadership shuffle.

Kelvin Droegemeier OSTP nominee Senate hearing Aug 23

Trump's pick to advise on science and tech faces the Senate

The president's pick to advise on science and tech named research, education and workforce development and public-private partnerships as top priorities.

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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.

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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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