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  • Opinion
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    Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

    Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches. 12/21/2015

  • VA logo

    VA hires second-ranking IT official

    Ron Thompson, a senior IT official at the Department of Health and Human Services, is getting the number two post at the Office of Information and Technology at Veterans Affairs. 12/18/2015

  • Workforce
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    What's coming from FedRAMP, 18F and USAJobs

    GSA's Phaedra Chrousos discussed a wide range of possible revamps at a recent gathering of contract professionals. 12/17/2015

  • Micheline Casey

    Micheline Casey heads west

    Micheline Casey, the Federal Reserve's first chief data officer, is returning to her private-sector roots in Silicon Valley. 12/17/2015

  • Ashkan Soltani to join White House tech team

    The former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist will be advising federal CTO Megan Smith. 12/16/2015

  • Workforce
    President Barack Obama

    Executive order pushes SES overhaul

    The White House issued sweeping requirements that will affect the entire professional life cycle of federal leaders. 12/15/2015

  • OMB

    White House nominates new deputy director at OMB

    President Barack Obama will nominate a permanent deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. 12/11/2015

  • Detail of portrait of Ada Lovelace by Margaret Sarah Carpenter.

    Remembering programming pioneer Ada Lovelace at 200

    Ada Lovelace, arguably the first computer programmer, was born 200 years ago today. She worked with Charles Babbage on one of the earliest computers in 1843. 12/10/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    Former State Dept. official cops to cyberstalking scheme

    A former State Department employee pleaded guilty to computer hacking, cyberstalking and "sextortion" while based at the U.S. embassy in London. 12/09/2015

  • Workforce
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    Feds' job satisfaction on the rise

    Federal employee job satisfaction rose to 58.1 out of 100 in the Partnership for Public Service's annual rankings, but IT specialists have the lowest score. 12/09/2015

  • Cybersecurity
    Stewart Baker

    Fighting cyber espionage, legally

    Instead of trying to tackle foreign governments or hack-proof their own systems, Americans could use the force of the law to neuter cyber espionage by eliminating much of the incentive to hack. 12/04/2015

  • 2016 Federal 100 Awards
    Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

    Fed 100 nominations are due Dec. 23

    Great work in federal IT should be celebrated. Make sure the individuals behind it get the recognition they deserve. 12/04/2015

  • Carnegie Mellon professor to serve as FTC's chief technologist

    Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Faith Cranor will replace Ashkan Soltani as chief technologist, the consumer protection agency announced on Dec. 3. 12/04/2015

  • People

    U.S. Marshals gets new chief data officer

    Struggling with a flood of data, the U.S. Marshals Service has hired a new chief data officer and is looking for ways to make agency personnel smarter about using data. 12/03/2015

  • Jennifer Kerber

    Kerber leaves GSA

    Jennifer Kerber is resigning as director of the General Services Administration's program to take a private-sector job. 12/02/2015

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