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Mitre hires Battelle vet as chief executive

Jason Providakes is retiring after seven years as leader of the nonprofit science and technology organization.

DHS hires initial cohort of 10 to join its AI Corps

The Department of Homeland Security’s AI Corps is designed to deploy tech-savvy experts across its operations to drive the adoption of AI capabilities within its various mission areas.

Former federal CISO DeRusha joins Google Cloud

He started the position helming the company’s public sector compliance last week, after having led several federal governmentwide cybersecurity initiatives.

DHS wants to go big with its hiring fair this week

The department says it's cutting red tape in government hiring by giving tentative job offers on the spot and starting vetting processes in person.

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Exit interview: OMB’s CX guru Amira Boland

Amira Boland was the first to take on the role of customer experience lead at the White House, and she sees great potential even beyond her departure.

Biden nominates new DISA director

Maj. Gen. Paul Stanton, who currently leads the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence, has been picked to replace Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner.

US is 'behind’ on stopping election disinfo threats, House candidate Madison Horn says

The contender for Oklahoma’s fifth district wants to bring her cybersecurity expertise to Congress, arguing it’ll help her collaborate with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

DOD CIO resigns to take university post

John Sherman will become dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M.

Carnahan explains GSA's path to AI adoption

The General Services Administration currently has about 150 different AI pilots.

VA's tech training program for vets is up for renewal, but backers want more accountability

A provision in a recently introduced legislative package would extend VA’s VET-TEC training program through September 2026 while seeking to address employment disparities.

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel details his hefty tech to-do list

Enabling taxpayers to fully interact with the IRS digitally is a “generational imperative,” the agency head said.

Top CISA official Eric Goldstein to depart agency next month

Goldstein was part of several Biden-era CISA initiatives. It’s unclear what his plans are next.

Federal CISO to leave post

Chris DeRusha has held the position of federal chief information security officer since January 2021.

NASA names first head of AI

David Salvagnini will take on new roles as the agency’s chief AI officer, helping usher more cohesive AI programming across the space agency.

Senators’ latest telework legislation could imperil remote work

A new bill from Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., would cap all telework at 40% of an employee’s work hours, potentially endangering the federal government’s nascent remote work program.

AI, commitment to workforce helped fuel GDIT’s growth in 2023

General Dynamics Information Technology President Amy Gilliland sat down with Nextgov/FCW for a one-on-one interview after a big year for the company.

Goodbye degree requirements? Biden administration pushes skills-based hiring for tech talent

The Office of Personnel Management announced on Monday that it will be reworking the policies around the 2210 job series — which covers most government tech employees — to be more skills-based.