Kara De Castro is a management analyst at the National Nuclear Security Administration, and a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals program.
Chief data offiers face a long road ahead, not just getting their agencies to adopt the culture change of data-driven government, but also finding a workforce and the resources to carry out their new mission.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, will leave his position after more than two years to return to the private sector. Julie Dunne will take over as acting FAS commissioner.
Several recent updates to federal IT policies opened the door for OMB to consider how the concept of agile for federal regulations could work, while the IBM Center for the Business of Government and NAPA are looking at this approach too.
Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department CIO and chief data officer, said by holding both roles he can take advantage of the different authorities to make significant progress much faster in aggregate across the department.
The Senate has confirmed Eugene Scalia, son for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to serve as the next Secretary of Labor.
Thomas Luebke, the secretary of the Commission of Fine Arts, outlined his commitment to protecting the architecture, design culture in the nation’s capital.
State CIOs complain about departmental roadblocks to reform, while the lower officers worry that state officers don’t understand their business challenges. Washington state CIO Jim Weaver embeded his senior staff in the departments to confront these challenges head-on.
Kshemendra Paul joined the Veterans Affairs Department as its new chief data officer after spending the last almost three years at the Homeland Security Department. Meanwhile, SBA hires Bill Hunt from OMB and Labor promotes a new deputy CIO.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and other congressmen are pleading with Veterans Affairs Department to let them keep their offices in agency facilities.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study by the Government Accountability Office confirms it’s tough to be a medium-sized government contractor.
Federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider, speaking Thursday at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s summit, said agencies have “come a long way” on cybersecurity. He pointed to overall higher Federal Information Security Management…
GSA’s Tom Howder’s career started when his agency was stingy with delegations of procurement authority under the Brooks Act.
As part of the series GSA @ 70: Mission Evolved, Alan Thomas, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, told Federal News Network about several ongoing initiatives that will change the agency’s internal processes.