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    DOD cloud

    What's new in Army cloud

    The Army's enterprise cloud office is coming up on its first anniversary. FCW talked with its director, Paul Puckett, about what the office has been up to and how COVID has affected priorities. 08/28/2020

  • People
    Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf makes opening remarks at a NFL Public Safety Press Conference with Miami-Dade Police Department and DHS Super Bowl LIV partners.  CBP photo by Dusan Ilic

    Trump nominates Chad Wolf as permanent DHS chief

    Wolf has served as acting secretary since November 2019 but is currently embroiled in a controversy over the legitimacy of his appointment. 08/25/2020

  • People
    DHS assistant director for infrastructure protection Brian Harrell, testify during a House hearing titled, "Confronting the Rise in Anti-Semitic Domestic Terrorism," Feb. 26, 2020.

    CISA infrastructure chief Brian Harrell resigns

    The assistant director, charged with helping to protect critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats, will be returning to the private sector, the agency confirmed. 08/20/2020

  • People
    Federal CISO Grant Schneider

    CISO Schneider exits OMB for Venable post

    Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider is leaving the federal government to take a job at Venable. 08/18/2020

  • People
    Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for the HHS Division of Acquisition

    HHS CIO resigns

    Jose Arrieta will depart as the top tech official at the Department of Health and Human Services in the coming weeks. 08/15/2020

  • Workforce
    Photo credit: By lev radin Shutterstock ID: 1360758863 April 5, 2019: Democratic Presidential candidate US Senator Kamala Harris speaks during National Action Network 2019 convention at Sheraton Times Square.

    AFGE touts Harris veep pick

    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a long record supporting federal union issues and looking to check the power of government and private sector tech surveillance. 08/12/2020

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

    SecDef: 'Murder of George Floyd was a wakeup call'

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he's heard similar stories from service members across the branches, which spurred DOD to stand up three initiatives to improve diversity and inclusion. 08/05/2020

  • Congress
    US Representative Carolyn Maloney attends festival on Roosevelt Island NY April 2019 - Image Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

    Maloney holds on to seat

    The chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee appears to have won her primary after six weeks of vote counting that was complicated by a proliferation of contested absentee ballots. 08/05/2020

  • Defense
    DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    Trump's pick to head DOD's CAPE talks management

    John Whitley, the nominee to lead the critical Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office talked with the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the chief management officer position. 08/04/2020

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    Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity and Chief Information Security Officer Jack Wilmer speaks to local Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a National Cyber Security Awareness Month event at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2019. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

    DOD's cyber chief to exit this month

    The Pentagon’s lead cybersecurity expert, Jack Wilmer, is leaving his post for an industry role at the end of July. 07/23/2020

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    CISA hires cyber risk experts to meet emerging threats

    The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity and infrastructure arm hires experts to help understand shifting cyber threats in the pandemic. 07/22/2020

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    Spy chief sees 2020 election security as 'number one goal'

    Gen. Nakasone's remarks come as a group of former senior officials seek funds to counter the "extraordinary challenges" posed by coronavirus pandemic and foreign interference to state and local election administrators. 07/20/2020

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    U.S. Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford March 11, 2019. (Photo credit: Spc. Connor Kelly/U.S. Army)

    Outgoing Army tech chief: CIO split was 'right decision at the right time'

    Army CIO/G6 Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the move will allow the new CIO to focus more on big data, cloud migrations. 07/17/2020

  • People
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA's Stanton faces busy fall

    Telecom, small business contracts, e-commerce platform are top of mind for the head of GSA's Office of Information Technology Category. 07/17/2020

  • People
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Kent leaves solid legacy

    In 30 months as federal CIO, Suzette Kent make a lasting impact on the government's cloud, data, cybersecurity and emerging tech efforts. 07/14/2020

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    Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

    Taxpayer money spent on the response to the pandemic should be targeted and temporary, with significant transparency and accountability, and should not include a proposed $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund. 09/23/2020

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    Culture and IT modernization

    Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes. 09/18/2020

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    Delivering outcomes, building trust

    Few things will derail a project as fast as a lack of focus on mission outcomes and maintaining trust. 09/10/2020