Catalyst Award

Longtime federal technology leader Maria Roat says she relishes the challenges.

The 2023 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT in 2022.

ARPA-H nets data, design experts in new Presidential Innovation Fellows cohort

Thirteen agencies will host 20 private sector fellows to help develop innovative ways to deliver public service.

USDS alum Lynn Overmann talks priorities in new role as Beeck Center’s director

Continuing a recent tradition of former U.S. Digital Services officials tapped to lead Georgetown University’s technology and policy hub, Overmann talks about the challenges and opportunities of helping bring innovation to the federal government.

IRS CIO moving to Treasury CTO post

Jeff King, currently deputy chief information officer at Treasury, will be taking on the role of acting CIO at the IRS.

Biden’s IRS pick says he wants to move agency’s systems into the 21st century

Nominee for IRS commissioner Danny Werfel, a self-professed “government geek,” talked customer experience, cybersecurity and IT modernization with senators at a Wednesday hearing.

Announcing the 2023 Federal 100

Meet the 100 outstanding individuals being honored for going above and beyond in support of federal IT over the past year.

National Cyber Director to retire next week

Chris Inglis will retire almost two years after beginning the job.

Biden’s State of the Union highlights semiconductor success and big tech privacy concerns

The president applauded the CHIPS and Science Act and urged lawmakers to crack down on big tech’s data privacy and surveillance practices.

Labor Secretary set to leave post for NHL players union, reports say

The news comes as some House Republicans set their sights on oversight for fraud in pandemic-era benefits programs including enhanced unemployment insurance.

The 2022 Federal 100

Meet the women and men being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT in 2021.

New ranking member could shake up a key Senate oversight committee

The libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has often butted heads with his own party and the opposing one, denounced federal spending and questioned agency authorities.

Exit interview: What the Labor Department's unemployment insurance guru thinks about the state of the system

Is the system ready for the next recession? The Labor Department’s former deputy director for policy at the Office of Unemployment Modernization says it isn’t. She explains why, and talks through problems around fraud, equity and more.

Deadline extended for Federal 100 nominations!

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

Raskin beats Connolly in race to be top Democrat on House Oversight

The Maryland Democrat has built a national profile from his work on impeachment and the Jan. 6 committee.

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis reportedly set to retire in the coming months

The first national cyber director has been shepherding the White House’s national cyber strategy with the help of industry professionals and cybersecurity experts.

Ann Lewis to head GSA's Technology Transformation Services

Lewis, who recently served in a senior tech role at the Small Business Administration, has spent her career focused on supporting small businesses while serving in top technology positions across the public and private sectors.