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    Deputy Federal CIO Margie Graves (Photo: Robert Severi)

    Margie Graves to lead industry side of ACT-IAC

    A former top IT official will head up a key committee at the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council. 06/29/2020

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    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

    During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council 06/25/2020

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

    Oversight chief locked in tight primary

    Just seven months after taking over the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Carolyn Maloney finds herself in a tight primary race against a progressive challenger in her New York City district. 06/24/2020

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    Chairman to exit Thrift Board next week

    Embattled Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board chairman Michael Kennedy will exit the agency June 30 as part of a Trump administration overhaul of the agency. 06/22/2020

  • Defense
    Mr. David Spirk, U.S. Special Operations Command chief data officer, speaks to an audience during the USSOCOM Data Engineering Lab grand opening ceremony in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019. The lab is an open-concept work environment and is the Command’s outpost of a larger DoD modernization eco-system, whose goal is to foster collaboration between Special Operations Forces professionals, data scientists, data architects, software developers, systems integrators and technologists. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

    DOD taps Dave Spirk as chief data officer

    Spirk filled the same role at U.S. Special Operations Command, has an intelligence background and will help implement the department's modernization strategy. 06/19/2020

  • Defense
    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller: The exit interview

    Essye Miller, DOD's outgoing principal deputy CIO, talks about COVID, the state of the tech workforce and the hard conversations DOD has to have to prepare personnel for the future. 06/05/2020

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    Karen Evans to be next DHS CIO

    Evans will replace John Zangardi, who left in late last year to take a position with Leidos. 05/28/2020

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    Exit Interview: Bill Zielinski

    The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview. 05/22/2020

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    ODNI shakes up cyber structure

    A consolidation of the cyber offices at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is just one piece of a sweeping re-org announced by the spy agency late Friday that includes the elimination of one of four directorates. 05/08/2020

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    Attracting today's students to careers in public service remains a problem

    A new report sets an ambitious goal of revising the public sector workforce by 2031, but engagement remains a sticking point. 05/05/2020

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    Big changes on GSA's IT category team

    Bill Zielinski, who had been the face of the agency's next-generation, $50 billion telecommunications contract, is leaving to become a municipal CIO. 04/27/2020

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    Essye Miller, Director at Defense Information Management, speaks during the Breaking the Gender Barrier panel at the Air Space, Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Essye Miller to retire as DOD principal deputy CIO

    The intelligence community’s CIO, John Sherman, will step in to the post of Defense Department’s principal deputy CIO in June. 04/20/2020

  • Defense
    Former Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers

    Acting Navy secretary resigns

    Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned after audio surfaced of him calling the now-ex commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in front of crew members. 04/07/2020

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    Let's call Dr. Fauci by his proper title -- public servant

    Steve Kelman argues that Americans need to understand the essential contributions civil servants make to our society's mix. 03/23/2020

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    Former AFGE President J. David Cox, shown here at a 2015 union event. (Photo: AFGE/Wikimedia Commons

    AFGE member alleges ex-president abused her adult son for years

    A day after J. David Cox resigned amid charges of sexual harassment and misusing union funds, other alleged victims react to the newest allegations. 02/29/2020

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    cloud-enabled telework

    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