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  • Acquisition
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    OMB names category management leads

    Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories. 02/25/2016

  • Congress
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    Senator blocks vote on Cobert's OPM nomination

    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is blocking Beth Cobert's nomination to lead the Office of Personnel Management because of unanswered questions about how Congress is covered by the Affordable Care Act. 02/25/2016

  • Workforce
    Gerry Connolly_2015 Eagle

    Connolly again backs big raise for feds

    The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay. 02/24/2016

  • Law Enforcement
    Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and FBI Director James Comey

    Lieu asks Comey to back off Apple court order

    In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences. 02/23/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    Phyllis Schneck

    DHS cyber official: Einstein key to the future of big data at agencies

    The latest version of the Einstein intrusion and detection system would not have saved OPM from a massive hack. But Phyllis Schneck, the Department of Homeland Security's top cybersecurity official, told FCW she still has big plans for the multibillion-dollar program. 02/22/2016

  • People
    Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

    Embattled OPM CIO steps down

    Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans. 02/22/2016

  • VA logo

    Veterans Affairs deputy CIO to depart

    Art Gonzalez, deputy CIO for Service, Delivery, and Engineering at the Department of Veterans Affairs plans to leave his position on March 5. 02/22/2016

  • Management
    Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

    Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

    Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service. 02/22/2016

  • People
    LinkedIn image: Ann Barron-DiCamillo.

    Departing US-CERT boss to launch cyber venture firm

    In an exclusive interview with FCW, Ann Barron-DiCamillo talked encryption, the OPM hack and her legacy as director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. 02/19/2016

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image (by Studio_G): female coding concept design, learning to code.

    Next-generation IT talent is hard to find

    Agencies are able to put business value on their IT operations, but without younger tech experts, that might not mean much. 02/18/2016

  • Defense
    David Cotton, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise at United States Department of Defense

    DOD CIO weighs giving mil branches more leeway on enterprise services

    The dialogue between Terry Halvorsen and his advisers on how much control of IT services they want to cede to the military branches and how much they want to retain continues to this day. 02/18/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Obama names picks for cyber commission

    A presidential commission aimed at sizing up the nation's cybersecurity is getting a leader with government background and a vice chairman from industry. 02/17/2016

  • Ash Darren

    A new job for Darren Ash

    Darren Ash, the longtime CIO of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is departing for the top tech job at the USDA's Farm Service Bureau. 02/17/2016

  • Oversight
    Beth Cobert testifying before HSGAC Feb 4 2016

    IG says law bars Cobert from leading OPM on acting basis

    OPM IG Patrick McFarland said in a memo to Beth Cobert that under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, "any actions taken by you since the date of your nomination are void and may not be subsequently ratified." 02/17/2016

  • Intelligence
    John Brennan

    Cyberwar keeps CIA's Brennan up at night

    CIA Director John Brennan said a terrorist attack on American soil is inevitable, the Paris attack resulted from a "failure of intelligence" and the growing threat of cyberwarfare is "the thing that keeps me up at night." 02/16/2016

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