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White House seeks input on federal evidence agenda for LGBTQI+ equity

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy wants to know about possible blind spots preventing agencies from understanding what disparities are impacting the LGBTQI+ community nationwide, from accessing healthcare to housing.

Karl Mathias settles in at HHS

The chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services talks about his priorities, the department’s effort to develop a new cybersecurity strategy and what keeps him up at night

Biden named the next Secret Service director ‘at a critical moment’

Kim Cheatle previously worked at the agency for 27 years and was on Biden’s detail when he was vice president.

National Archives recovered more than 100 classified documents from Trump in January

The more than 700 pages of classified material included documents relating to special access programs – some of the nation's most closely held secrets.

A civil servant's effort to humanize government, one fed at a time

An effort to tell the stories of government workers has the goal of letting the American people know that public servants actually care.

GSA’s Dave Zvenyach to exit government

In his position leading the Technology Transformation Services, Zvenyach oversaw 18F and other key programs including the burgeoning identity shared service Login.gov.

Biden picks next Space Force chief

If confirmed, the missileer and satellite operator would become the newest service’s second leader.

GSA appoints climate adviser

The General Services Administration released a few other personnel announcements.

President Biden nominates OSTP director

If confirmed, Dr. Arati Prabhakar would serve as the president’s chief science advisor.

Former DOD cyber official loses bid for Congress despite Trump’s backing

Katie Arrington, who led a Defense Department push to bring 300,000 contractors into compliance with cyber hygiene policies, lost her race to oust a Republican incumbent in a South Carolina congressional primary.

Catalyst Award winner: Soraya Correa

Over the course of a 40-year career in federal service, Soraya Correa looked for ways to make procurement more effective and more responsive to agency needs.

Industry Eagle Award winner: Casey Coleman

Efforts to help the state of Rhode Island and the Small Business Administration respond to the COVID pandemic were just the latest chapters in Coleman's contributions to the government IT community.

Government Eagle Award winner: Gundeep Ahluwalia

The Labor Department's CIO is helping to transform service delivery across the agency.

Senator calls on Biden to fill OSTP leadership role

The Biden administration has not put forth a nominee for the Cabinet level position.

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."