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  • Defense
    Photo credit: Sean Lyngaas

    Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

    While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process. 05/18/2017

  • Congress
    Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz to resign from Congress

    The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator. 05/18/2017

  • Management
    Claire Grady

    Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

    Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS. 05/17/2017

  • People
    Dave Wennergren is the Senior Vice President of Technology Policy for the Professional Services Council.

    PSC's Wennergren headed to Deloitte

    Longtime Defense executive to focus on federal IT modernization efforts. 05/15/2017

  • NSF CIO Amy Northcutt passed away on May 6, 2017

    NSF CIO Amy Northcutt dies at 57

    The longtime National Science Foundation executive was diagnosed with a brain tumor just nine days earlier. 05/15/2017

  • Defense
    Heather Wilson, former US Rep, current Secy USAF

    Wilson confirmed as Air Force secretary

    The Senate confirmed Heather Wilson as the new secretary of the Air Force just days after the Trump administration's second nominee for Army secretary withdrew from consideration. 05/09/2017

  • Defense
    Michael Rogers

    Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

    The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations. 05/09/2017

  • Census
    John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

    Census director resigns amid 2020 prep

    As the Census Bureau stares down a critical and jam-packed 2017 schedule, Director John Thompson announced his retirement, effective June 30. 05/09/2017

  • Workforce
    Donald Trump April 2017 rally pennsylvania Shutterstock image evan el-amin credit

    No honeymoon for Trump with feds

    President Trump's low public approval ratings are reflected in his unpopularity among the federal workforce. 05/05/2017

  • Justice
    Dana Boente DOJ

    Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

    Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division. 05/01/2017

  • Homeland Security
    DHS logo

    Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

    Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security. 04/28/2017

  • Health IT
    Tom Price - HHS - senate confirmation

    Price: Docs aren't 'data-entry clerks'

    The nation's top health official wants to reduce the burden he says health IT regulation puts on practitioners. 04/27/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (Photo by Michael Bonfigli, Christian Science Monitor)

    Clapper: Russia, nonstate actors emboldened in digital world

    Russia has been emboldened by its successful intervention in the 2016 election, and nonstate actors, such as WikiLeaks, are a growing threat in the digital space, said former director of national intelligence James Clapper during a ranging public appearance. 04/26/2017

  • Randolph P. "Tex" Alles Secret Service chief April 2017

    Border official tapped to head Secret Service

    President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Randolph "Tex" Alles, a veteran Marine and border control official, to serve as the new director of the Secret Service. 04/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Rob Joyce NSA/WH

    White House links innovation and cybersecurity

    As the White House finalizes its cyber executive order, there are growing questions over how much the NSC will be driving cybersecurity and how much will be led by Jared Kushner's new innovation office. 04/24/2017

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