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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.

Industry Eagle Award: Nick Sinai

Nick is renowned for mentoring an up-and-coming generation of government tech and policy talent. One supported said he's, “one of the first lifelines I call when I have a hard problem.”

Government Eagle Award: David Shive

The GSA chief information officer has seen the pace of change accelerate dramatically inside of government, especially recently with hard pivots on cybersecurity, customer experience, digital identity, cloud adoption and more. 

DHS names Michael Boyce to lead its AI Corps

The AI Corps program — modeled after the White House’s U.S. Digital Service — is intended to bring teams of experts to bear on the agency’s most critical mission needs.

Login-dot-gov gets new leadership

Dan Lopez, Login’s director since 2022, will be taking on an advisory role inside the Technology Transformation Services at GSA.

The 2024 Federal 100

Meet the outstanding individuals being honored for their exceptional contributions to federal IT.

Bipartisan bill seeks to expand workers’ access to digital skills training programs

House and Senate lawmakers are seeking to modify current law to create a “digital skills at work grant program” for those accessing government-funded career services.

DHS names a new CISO

Hemant Baidwan will be in charge of securing DHS information technology systems.

Breaking News

White House deputy national cyber director to step down next week

Camille Stewart Gloster’s last day will be Tuesday, she told Nextgov/FCW. It’s unknown who will fill the position.

Top women officials say there’s more work to do on gender balance in government tech

Women seem to be far more common in government’s top tech leadership positions than they used to be, but “we are far from done,” one such leader warns.

NAPA's Terry Gerton to step down

The longest-serving president of the influential public policy group is leaving at the end of the year.