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Trump Ousts Would-Be Acting Spy Chief

Deputy DNI Susan Gordon was statutorily required to be elevated after DNI Coats resigned in July.

The Trump Administration Finally Has a Top Procurement Administrator

Innovation, cost efficiency, cybersecurity protections, small business partnerships and category management are all on Michael Wooten’s agenda.

What To Expect From Future FITARA Scorecards

GAO’s FITARA scorecard lead offers some insight into potential additions—and subtractions—from the biannual federal IT report card.

Federal HR Officials: Get Rid of Most Hiring Authorities

Officials at the Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs departments said having too many avenues for hiring a federal employee causes paralysis at agencies.

How HHS Got Workforce Buy-In for Its Blockchain Pilot

The department turned to human-centric design for a proof of concept that automated logs for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

Four Leadership Takeaways from Ash Carter

The former Defense secretary has important advice for both political and career executives.

White House Science Chief: U.S. is Still Beating China In AI, Quantum Research

But that doesn’t mean the country should rest on its laurels, according to OSTP Director Kelvin Droegemeier.

How Agriculture Plans to Boost Its IT Workforce

The department plans to reskill employees for a data-heavy future and create a CIO development program.

CISA Explains Why Enterprise Approach To Security is Gamechanging

The agency’s assistant director for cybersecurity highlighted multiple aims and accomplishments.

High-Level Vacancies Are Weakening Agency Management and Oversight, Lawmaker Says

Rep. Gerry Connolly’s comments marked the release of a bipartisan report recommending ways agencies can deliver better on their missions.

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Trump Nominates Acting CMO To Be Third In Line at Pentagon

Lisa Hershman has been nominated to officially take over the role after more than seven months as acting chief management officer.

GSA Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff

LaFondra Lynch, chief of staff for GSA’s Public Buildings Service, took the position July 8.

VA Appoints First-Ever Artificial Intelligence Director

The move represents a broader push to improve veteran care through AI-enabled solutions.

Lawmaker: Human Problem at Pentagon Worse than Tech Problem

Rep. Jim Cooper says Congress shouldn’t accept a government topped by acting political appointees.

Senior Executives Association Teams Up with Freelance Gig Exchange

Collaboration aims to broaden opportunities for agency subject-matter experts.

Report: Agency Leaders Must Embrace Risk to Adopt Artificial Intelligence

Not every AI pilot is going to pan out, and government leaders need to make sure their organizations know that’s OK.