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  • 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
    Surveillance eye against binary code background. By enzozo. Shutterstock ID 340300073

    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
    DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

    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
    Screenshot of U.S. Army “microdrone” commercial published 21 November 2016 on YouTube. (Screenshot courtesy of the U.S. Army)

    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

  • People
    David Wennergren

    ACT-IAC names David Wennergren as its new CEO

    The longtime federal IT executive will succeed Kenneth Allen to lead the industry-government organization. 04/11/2019

  • People
    DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

    DHS chief Nielsen resigns

    Kirstjen Nielsen, the first Homeland Security secretary with a background in cybersecurity, is being replaced on an acting basis by the Customs and Border Protection chief. Her last day is April 10. 04/07/2019

  • 2019 Government Eagle Award
    Deputy Federal CIO Margie Graves (Photo: Robert Severi)

    Margie Graves: Making modernization happen

    The deputy federal CIO brings both deep-agency experience and big-picture perspective to a management agenda that has IT at its core. 03/28/2019

  • 2019 Industry Eagle Award
    Unisys CEO Peter Altabef (Photo: Jake Dean, Dallas Business Journal)

    Peter Altabef: Aiming high

    The U.S. needs a “whole-of-nation” approach to cybersecurity. Unisys' CEO stepped up to lead that effort. 03/28/2019

  • Defense
    network monitoring (nmedia/Shutterstock.com)

    DARPA takes on cyber defense with hackathons

    Dr. Jennifer Roberts, program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s information innovation office, talks about what cyber capabilities are in the works. 03/08/2019

  • People
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    Trump picks candidate to lead OPM

    Dale Cabaniss, a former chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, is set to take over as the federal government's top human resources official. 03/04/2019

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