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Election Assistance Commission Appoints New Director With Security-Focused Background

Steven Frid, who currently serves as the security director at the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid office, will begin his role at the Election Assistance Commission on Jan. 30.

UFO Sightings By US Troops Surge

Intelligence officials cite recent efforts to reduce the stigma of reporting odd aerial phenomena. Many cases remain unexplained.

House Oversight Committee Probes GSA Administrator’s Telework

The GOP-led committee is seeking details about Robin Carnahan's telework arrangements.

FAA System Outage Grounds All US Flights Overnight

An outage to a system providing real-time flight hazard information led to a nationwide ground stop of U.S. air travel Wednesday morning.

NIH’s Governmentwide IT Acquisition Center Appoints Permanent Director

Brian Goodger, who has served as acting director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center since 2021, will now helm the center in a permanent capacity.

NASA Names Longtime Aerospace Industry Expert as New Chief Technologist

With prior experience from companies like Blue Origin, A.C. Charania will take on the agencywide role to spearhead technology innovation.

Army CIO Raj Iyer to Step Down

The former industry executive had served as the Army's top information technology officer for more than two years, but will depart the service "over the next several weeks."

‘We Have Nothing’ Showing UFOs Are of Alien Origin, Defense Official Says

So far, data has not shown unidentified anomalous phenomena to be from an alien source, according to defense officials.

Biden Renominates Sohn to Serve as 5th FCC Commissioner

The president’s choice to double down on Gigi Sohn’s appointment to the Federal Communications Commission comes after her previous nomination stalled in the Senate for over a year. 

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis Reportedly Set to Retire in the Coming Months, Reports Say

The first national cyber director has been shepherding the White House’s national cyber strategy with the help of industry professionals and cybersecurity experts.

USPS Plans to Electrify 75% of its Fleet

After improving its financial outlook and receiving a funding jolt from Congress, the Postal Service will only buy EVs starting in 2026.

Lawmakers Highlight Cyber, New Tech and Space in Proposed Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion omnibus introduced by lawmakers on Tuesday would spur on investments in cutting-edge technologies, cyber defense and space during the 2023 fiscal year.

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes a Ban of TikTok on Government Devices

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) told FCW on Monday that Congress might have more work to do regarding national security implications of popular video-sharing app TikTok in the next session of Congress.

VA Cancels Future Deployments of New Supply Chain Management System

The agency’s decision to transition away from using the Defense Department’s supply chain logistics solution comes after lawmakers and the VA’s Office of Inspector General questioned the system’s value.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

'It's a Great Time' for Laid off Tech Workers to Take a Job at VA, Agency CIO Says

During a media call on Friday, the VA’s CIO and CTO discussed the department’s efforts to attract new talent amid thousands of layoffs across the tech sector.