Michael Brown

  • DIU showed significant strides in 2019 after further entrenching itself in DoD

    The Defense Innovation Unit made significant strides in increasing the number of commercial prototypes that made it into warfighters’ hands and quickening the pace to award contracts in 2019.

  • IT executives at DHS, OMB on the move

    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.

  • DoD laying groundwork for ‘multi-generational’ effort on AI

    Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan told lawmakers that he’s already trying to stand up a small office around robotic process automation, a specific type of artificial intelligence aimed towards improving business practices.

  • Pentagon’s DIU picks new leader amid existential changes

    The Defense Innovation Unit picks someone with extensive Silicon Valley-experience as a new leader after almost seven months.

  • Former FEMA chief Brown: Super Bowl outage ‘not my fault’

    A power outage in the middle of Super Bowl Sunday night plunged the Superdome stadium into darkness for more than half an hour. sAnd as the minutes ticked by, Federal News Radio’s “In Depth” host Francis Rose, like many, turned to social media to poke fun at the situation. The last thing he expected was a response from the man at the butt of the joke.