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    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

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    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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    Michael Kratsios, shown here at a 2018 event in Fargo, N.D. Photo: North Dakota Department of Transportation.

    WH CTO to take over DOD's top research role

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper names U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios to be acting undersecretary of defense for research and engineering after Michael Griffin's resignation from that post took effect July 10. 07/13/2020

  • People
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    Biden campaign hires new CISO, CTO

    Days after putting out a notice for cyber openings, the campaign confirmed it had brought on Chris DeRusha as its Chief Information Security Officer and Jackie Chang as Chief Technology Officer. 07/10/2020

  • Defense
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    How DOD's executive exodus could affect tech modernization

    Back-to-back resignations raise concerns about how things will be run without permanent leadership in key areas from policy to tech development. 07/10/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Help Wanted: Biden campaign hiring cyber professionals

    The campaign has put out job notices for a cyber threat analyst and cloud security architect as it looks to beef up protections ahead of the 2020 elections. 07/08/2020

  • Oversight
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    'Sharpiegate' probe elicits rebuke from Commerce IG

    The Inspector General at the Department of Commerce is publicly complaining that the agency is using concerns about redactions as cover for blocking the complete release of a critical report surrounding the president's 2019 misstatements about the path of Hurricane Dorian. 07/01/2020

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    Chief Management Officer, Lisa W. Hershman, answers questions during a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room May 26, 2020 to discuss COVID-19 travel restrictions and Pentagon updates. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

    House panel advances measure to eliminate CMO

    The Defense Department's number three job would be eliminated thanks to a late-add amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. 07/01/2020

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    Deadline extended for 2020 Rising Star nominations

    Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the July 17 deadline. 06/30/2020

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    Cheriyan to exit GSA

    After leading a rapid expansion of the General Services Administration's Centers of Excellence program, the agency's Technology Transformation Services director will leave for the private sector in a couple of weeks. 06/30/2020

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    How a telework bill can boost security, modernization

    The bipartisan Pandemic Federal Telework Act would make technology and security an integral part of telework planning and data reporting. 10/16/2020

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    A future-proof security model for a modern, mobile government

    COVID-19 has shown the importance of the extensibility and scalability of the cloud and has been a forcing factor, expediting modernization initiatives – including security modernization. 10/05/2020

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    How to shift CMMC for the future

    While the goal of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is to establish a unified standard for cybersecurity practices across the DOD, it does not directly address specific control expectations or risks associated with organization-specific threat actors. 09/28/2020