Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.
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.
GSA's Phaedra Chrousos discussed a wide range of possible revamps at a recent gathering of contract professionals.
Micheline Casey, the Federal Reserve's first chief data officer, is returning to her private-sector roots in Silicon Valley.
The former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist will be advising federal CTO Megan Smith.
The White House issued sweeping requirements that will affect the entire professional life cycle of federal leaders.
President Barack Obama will nominate a permanent deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.
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.
A former State Department employee pleaded guilty to computer hacking, cyberstalking and "sextortion" while based at the U.S. embassy in London.
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.
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.
Great work in federal IT should be celebrated. Make sure the individuals behind it get the recognition they deserve.
Carnegie Mellon University professor Lorrie Faith Cranor will replace Ashkan Soltani as chief technologist, the consumer protection agency announced on Dec. 3.
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.
Jennifer Kerber is resigning as director of the General Services Administration's Connect.gov program to take a private-sector job.
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