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CIA taps its first chief technology officer

CIA Director William Burns named the chief technology officer of the Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to be the spy agency's first-ever CTO on Friday.

A data strategy that benefits veterans

VA's Chief Data Officer Kshemendra Paul talks about the agency's "secret weapon."

Senate confirms NIST leader

Laurie Locascio, a bioengineering professor and NIST alum, was nominated by President Biden back in 2021.

Air Force cyber lead selected to serve as Joint Staff CIO

President Joe Biden nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien for the Senate-confirmed position.

GSA announces 2022 Presidential Innovation Fellows class

The program, started in the Obama administration, is meant to bring tech-savvy change agents into government.

Biden's Supreme Court pick comes with experience on federal employee issues

Ketanji Brown Jackson overturned a trio of Trump executive orders that had made it easier to fire federal employees and limited union bargaining rights. 

Announcing the 2022 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT over the past year.

OMB's Shalanda Young talks TMF, CX and improper payments

Young, who has been leading the Office of Management and Budget on an acting basis since March 2021 when Biden's original pick, Neera Tanden, withdrew from her nomination, is poised for confirmation to the top job.

Deputy CIO Maria Roat to retire in March

Roat has been in senior government technology management roles for over 15 years and her government career, including military service, has spanned over 40 years.

Congress losing a heavy hitter on cybersecurity

Rep. Jim Langevin, co-chair and founder of the House Cybersecurity Caucus, will not seek re-election.

Former DHS acting IG pleads guilty in software scheme

A former acting top watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal case management software from multiple federal agencies in order to create a new system to sell back to the government.

Ferriero to retire from National Archives

Archivist of the United States David Ferriero is retiring from his post in April after 12 years in the position.

A ‘friend from the city’ making her mark on government contracting

Steve Kelman reports on a new addition to the cohort of non-traditional government contractors.

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

You now have until Tuesday, Jan. 11, to get them in. Happy holidays!

Fed 100 nominations: Time is running out

Nominations are due by Dec. 24 -- submit yours today!

Emily Murphy joins GMU

Emily Murphy, who headed the General Services Administration during the Trump presidency, is joining the George Mason University Center for Government Contracting as a senior research fellow.

Air Force chief software officer to resign

The Air Force's first chief software officer, Nicolas Chaillan, will step down from his role in October, citing lack of funding and being "unempowered to fix basic IT issues."