The First 100 Days

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.

Biden’s Wave of COVID-19 Executive Orders Relies On Data To Implement

While technology is not the main focus of the pandemic response plan, collecting and disseminating more data is a recurring theme.

Biden Issues Sweeping Ethics Plan for Appointees

Hours before departing the White House, former President Trump revoked his own ethics pledge, allowing current and former Trump appointees to immediately become lobbyists.

Administration Unveils Senior Tech and Acquisition Leaders

Some will serve as temporary caretakers as nominees go through the confirmation process.

As Biden Signs On, Trump Appointees Share Social Media Sign-Offs

Posts highlighting the former and present administrations’ moves spanned online platforms Wednesday.

Presidential Inauguration Includes a Digital Transition

Websites and social media accounts made the transition along with presidential power, with the new administration making its mark right away.