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    Trump's pick for DNI has long cyber record

    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick for Director of National Intelligence, sponsored cybersecurity legislation from his perch at the Homeland Security Committee. 07/29/2019

  • Defense
    Mark Esper gives a press conference on the results of the Nato Foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters June 27, 2019. (Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com)

    Senate confirms Esper as new Defense secretary

    With conflict increasing between the U.S. and Iran, Mark Esper's confirmation brings some order to a seven-month round of musical chairs among the Defense Department's top leadership. 07/23/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    ODNI creates new position dedicated to election security

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats named Shelby Pierson as the first official who will formally oversee election security efforts for the U.S. intelligence community. 07/19/2019

  • Government Innovation Awards
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    Deadline extended for 2019 Rising Star nominations

    Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the Aug. 2 deadline. 07/17/2019

  • FedRAMP
    GSA Mr. FedRAMP, Matt Goodrich

    'Mr. FedRAMP' leaving GSA

    Matt Goodrich, who helped elevate the General Services Administration's cloud security program, is headed to the private sector. 07/15/2019

  • Contracting
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    Federal contractor sentenced

    A federal contractor who also served as a Virginia state legislator was sentenced by a federal judge for defrauding the government to get small business contracts. 07/08/2019

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Submit your 2019 Rising Star nominations today!

    Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 17 deadline. 07/05/2019

    Mark T. Esper at the 2018 HQDA Attache Reception March 15, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia.

    Shanahan out as Pentagon chief; Army Secretary Esper takes over top job

    In a tweet, President Donald Trump announced that acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan was resigning and withdrawing his name from consideration to hold the top Pentagon job on an acting basis. Trump announced that Army Secretary Mark Esper is taking over as acting defense secretary. 06/18/2019

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Nominations now open for 2019 Rising Star Awards

    Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT. 05/28/2019

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

    HHS picks Arrieta as new CIO

    Jose Arrieta, who has spearheaded the department's blockchain efforts, replaces Beth Killoran. 05/23/2019

  • Intelligence
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    DOJ charges former intel contractor with drone leaks

    Daniel Everette Hale, a former Leidos contractor, is charged with passing a series of classified documents related to U.S. drone warfare and counterterrorism policy to a reporter. 05/09/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    CISA maintains focus after Nielsen's departure

    Former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was a driving force behind the establishment of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, but according to CISA's leader Chris Krebs, the cyber shop hasn't missed a beat since the former secretary's ouster. 04/23/2019

  • People
    Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

    Defense Digital Service gets a new director

    Chris Lynch steps down and Brett Goldstein steps up. 04/23/2019

  • Q&A
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    Can battlefield drones spot threats to troops?

    Army Lt. Col. Philip Root, the acting deputy director for DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, explains how the DOD plans to operationalize autonomous systems, forever changing the human-machine relationship. 04/19/2019

  • People
    Trey Kennedy, shown her in a "Government Matters" television appearance.

    Kennedy leaving CIO Council for DOJ

    Trey Kennedy is moving on from his role as the senior advisor to the CIO Council. 04/15/2019

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