Leadership

Federal Trade Commissioner Sworn in, Giving Dems Voting Majority

Privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya’s new term will run through Sept. 25, 2026.

Senator Calls on Biden to Fill OSTP Leadership Role

The Biden Administration has not put forth a nominee for the Cabinet level position.

Pentagon Names Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer

The Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Office was stood up in February.

CISA’s Newest Advisor Could Soon Have Agencies Asking: 'Does This Spark Joy?'

Another CISA advisor has referred to Bob Lord as a “digital Marie Kondo,” tidying up the Democratic National Committee by throwing out old software and unused tech.

Senate Confirms Laurie Locascio to Lead Tech Standards Agency

The bioengineering professor and NIST alum was nominated by President Biden back in 2021.

How a Social Worker Became the Defense Logistics Agency's First Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Under her leadership the agency is ‘just starting’ to really understand what it means to apply data as a strategic asset.

CISA Replaces Chair of Supply-Chain Risk Management Task Force on Network Tech

Bob Kolasky is leaving government for the private sector, after leading the public-private task force alongside executives from trade associations of the largest critical software and networking gear providers.

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.

Transportation Secretary Pushes for Government Support for Vehicle Innovation

The Transportation secretary doubled down on the government's role in fostering a strong environment for emerging tech like electric cars and buses, automated vehicles. 

Critical Update: Federal CIO Explains the Tech Side of President’s Management Agenda

Clare Martorana joined the podcast to talk about improving customer experience and the underlying technology that makes good services better.

Pentagon Officials Rethinking Cyber's Role in National Defense Strategy

Cyber policy lead Mieke Eoyang discussed the Defense Department’s role in the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including in defending elections and countering ransomware attacks. 

NSA Director: Evolving Cyber Threats Require Deeper Public-Private Partnerships

“This is not Cold War 2.0 and China is not the Soviet Union,” Gen. Paul Nakasone said. 

National Guard Taps First Chief Data Officer

The bureau is being deliberate about drawing predictive insights from the massive amounts of data it captures.

Researchers Push FITARA-Like Scorecard for Cybersecurity

A recent MITRE report lays out eight ways the federal government can improve cybersecurity habits across all agencies, hinging on enhanced Congressional funding and oversight. 

DISA Moves to Combat Intensifying Cyber Threats with Artificial Intelligence

As part of its pursuit, the agency is forming an Office of the Chief Data Officer.