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FCW Insider: Oct. 15

The resignation of Kevin McAleenan as acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security puts the spotlight what some are calling a leadership crisis at the agency. Ten of the most senior posts at the DHS are held by acting leaders, and only five have candidates in the Senate confirmation pipeline. Adam Mazmanian and Lia Russell have the story.

The Information Technology Industry Council is renewing its focus on public sector technology, with the hiring of FBI CIO Gordon Bitko to a new role. Mark Rockwell reports.

In a new guidance, the Office of Personnel Management offers details on implementing a planned rule on federal employee discipline. Get more on this story from Lia.

Army CIO Bruce Crawford said the service is ready to release its data strategy, which will resemble more of a set of standards to manage the service's data lakes. Lauren C. Williams explains.

The CASES Act is a significant step in the right direction for enhancing the citizen experience says Matt Schrader, director, federal government relations and public policy at Adobe, in this FCW commentary. He argues that lawmakers can look to the success of the CASES Act as a guidepost to rework other outdated policies that were originally intended to protect citizens but are long overdue for a refresh.

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 2:39 AM


  • Defense

    DOD wants prime contractors to be 'help desk' for new cybersecurity model

    The Defense Department is pushing forward with its unified cybersecurity standard for contractors and wants large companies and industry associations to show startups and smaller firms the way.

  • FCW Perspectives
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    Understanding the obstacles to automation

    As RPA moves from buzzword to practical applications, agency leaders say it’s forcing broader discussions about business operations

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