• CIO Council
    Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

    State of federal IT report charts needs in cyber, workforce

    A weighty report from the CIO Council takes a sweeping view of the challenges facing the federal IT community. 01/23/2017

  • Workforce
    Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce. 01/20/2017

  • Transition
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues? 01/20/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Gregory Touhill

    Touhill steps down as CISO

    The federal government's first CISO has stepped down, and it's not clear if the position will survive. 01/19/2017

  • Transition
    Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

    Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

    Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing. 01/18/2017

  • Defense
    Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • VA OIG SEAL

    VA watchdog seeks CIO

    The office of the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a deputy assistant IG for its management and administration division who will also have CIO responsibilities. 01/17/2017

  • Transition
    Shutterstock image: the White House.

    Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

    President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives. 01/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official. 01/13/2017

  • Digital Services
    US Digital Service

    Dickerson to Congress: USDS is delivering results

    The U.S. Digital Services' report to Congress details 2016 accomplishments across government. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

    Deputy secretary to stick at Pentagon through transition

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work will stay on briefly as the senior Pentagon civilian to assist the incoming Trump administration, and officials say it will be business as usual at DOD until new appointees say otherwise. 01/11/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin USH VA

    Obama appointee to lead VA under Trump

    Dr. David Shulkin, the Department of Veterans Affairs current undersecretary for health, was tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the agency. 01/11/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

    Border wall isn't enough, intel on Russian hacking accurate, DHS nominee says

    Retired Marine Lt. Gen. John Kelly, the would-be leader of the Department of Homeland Security told a Senate panel that a border wall is inadequate and embraced the accuracy of U.S. intelligence on Russian cyber intrusions, and information operations. 01/10/2017

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image.

    Is Congress really going to cut your pay to $1?

    A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds. 01/10/2017

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