The First 100 Days

TTS Aims to Help Rebuild the Public’s Trust of Government

The tech group's director said each time an individual interacts with the government is an opportunity.

Tech Among Top Priorities for Biden’s CIA Director Pick

William Burns also said he’d look to build morale at the agency in part by speaking “truth to power.”

CISA Names Three Leadership Appointments

CISA announced a new deputy director, executive assistant director for cybersecurity and executive assistant director for infrastructure security.

White House Plans Executive Action in Response to Hack Involving SolarWinds  

The official leading the effort said changes are necessary to allow information sharing within the federal government.

White House Memo Creates Chief Science Officers at Federal Agencies

The presidential memo on scientific integrity calls for new officials and an update to policies established over the last two administrations. 

CIO Roundup: Here Are the Government’s Top Tech Chiefs So Far

Most agency chief information officers are career officials so it's steady ahead but vacancies left by appointees need to be filled.

Biden’s Federal Chief Information Security Officer Brings Public and Private-Sector Experience

Chris DeRusha’s resume includes cybersecurity adviser roles at the White House, DHS and Ford Motor Company.

Agencies Name Additional Biden Appointees with Tech Expertise

Federal departments continue to roll out their rosters of officials tapped by the new administration.

White House Directs Agencies to Revise Their Pandemic Plans

The “paramount concern is the health and safety of all federal employees, on-site contractors, and individuals interacting with the federal workforce,” OMB said. 

Biden Orders Agencies to Buy More American-Made Products and Publicly Post Exemptions

The order seeks to close existing loopholes and creates a new oversight regime, including a GSA-hosted website to post waivers publicly.

Former Federal CIO on the Tech Challenges the Biden Administration Faces

Vivek Kundra joins the GovExec Daily podcast to discuss the future of public sector cloud computing.

Biden Aims for Federal Contractors to Pay a $15 Minimum Wage

He directed his administration to work on an executive order within his first 100 days. 

Biden Appoints Acting Chairs at FCC, FTC

The appointments position the regulatory agencies to take a more aggressive stance against the tech industry.

Lawmakers Propose 3.2% Raise for Feds in 2022

Democrats in both chambers of Congress have reintroduced legislation to boost basic pay by 2.2% across the board next year, along with an average 1% increase in locality pay.