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  • Defense
    Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

    Thornberry won't seek re-election

    Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican and a leading voice for consolidations and closures in the Defense Department's "fourth estate" announced he won't seek reelection in 2020. 09/30/2019

  • FBI
    data scientist (ra2studio/Shutterstock.com)

    FBI brings on Intel data scientist as advisor

    The FBI tapped Intel's chief data scientist to help it leverage cloud, AI and machine learning in its data strategy. 09/30/2019

  • Emerging Tech
    Futuristic blue neural network.  Shutterstock ID 769319689 By gonin

    Can AI decide if work is 'inherently governmental?'

    The Department of Health and Human Services is using a recurrent network to get smarter about its acquisition efforts. 09/16/2019

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    Cabaniss confirmed to lead OPM

    The former head of the Federal Labor Relations Authority was approved to take over the top human resources job in government, ending almost a year of acting leadership. 09/11/2019

  • IT Modernization
    Alan Balutis speaking at the 2019 Fed 100 awards ceremony photo credit Zaid Hamid

    Social Security Advisory Board names expert IT panel

    Over the next year, a group of experienced federal IT executives will review how the Social Security Administration's system modernization work is progressing. 08/28/2019

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens to a reporter question at an Aug 28, 2019 press conference - photo via video stream

    Esper announces Fourth Estate review

    In a rare press conference, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said a “defense-wide review process” has begun to evaluate the Fourth Estate agency resources. 08/28/2019

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2019 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT. 08/26/2019

  • Workforce
    cyber volunteers

    Cyber reskilling grads grow skills but may not be headed for cyber jobs

    Federal CIO Suzette Kent is "thrilled" with the first graduates of the Cyber Reskilling Academy and is looking to industrialize the program. 08/23/2019

  • Workforce
    coworkers at computer (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Despite verdict, workforce orders still on hold

    A federal court is maintaining an injunction on the full implementation of three Trump administration executive orders pertaining to the workforce and collective bargaining pending appeals. 08/14/2019

  • People
    Sue Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence at the 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Maj. Angel Jackson Defense Intelligence Agency

    Sue Gordon resigns as ODNI deputy

    The second highest ranking intelligence official in the federal government resigned, leaving the top two positions at ODNI without permanent leadership. The move coincides with the departure of ODNI chief Dan Coats, as President Trump looks to reshape the intelligence community. 08/09/2019

  • People
    Ratcliffe and Trump Official White House photo

    Trump's pick for DNI has long cyber record

    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), President Trump's pick for Director of National Intelligence, sponsored cybersecurity legislation from his perch at the Homeland Security Committee. 07/29/2019

  • Defense
    Mark Esper gives a press conference on the results of the Nato Foreign ministers meeting at NATO headquarters June 27, 2019. (Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com)

    Senate confirms Esper as new Defense secretary

    With conflict increasing between the U.S. and Iran, Mark Esper's confirmation brings some order to a seven-month round of musical chairs among the Defense Department's top leadership. 07/23/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    voting scrutiny (Bakhtiar Zein/Shutterstock.com)

    ODNI creates new position dedicated to election security

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats named Shelby Pierson as the first official who will formally oversee election security efforts for the U.S. intelligence community. 07/19/2019

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Deadline extended for 2019 Rising Star nominations

    Help us identify the early-career innovators and change agents in government IT -- and be sure to do so before the Aug. 2 deadline. 07/17/2019

  • FedRAMP
    GSA Mr. FedRAMP, Matt Goodrich

    'Mr. FedRAMP' leaving GSA

    Matt Goodrich, who helped elevate the General Services Administration's cloud security program, is headed to the private sector. 07/15/2019

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