Leadership

The Quick Morning Task Sparks Leadership Vibes

Whether you’re the boss or on your way up the ladder, “this is a tool to be more effective at work,” researchers say.

Experts Torn on Role of National Cyber Director

Former officials agree someone needs to coordinate the work of various government entities but weighed pros and cons to the position being located within the National Security Council.

Why the Army Elevated Its Enterprise Cloud Office to Agency Status

Director Paul Puckett explained the move is a recognition that cloud computing is not a temporary project.

Lessons From 30 Years of Government Reform Efforts

There’s much that newcomers to government should learn from the past.

Air Force Working on Foundational Zero Trust Activities, CIO Says

Some programs are already operating under a zero trust framework, but the enterprise as a whole still needs basic tools for things like identity, credentials and access management. 

More Than a Dozen IG Vacancies Await Nominees from Biden

The positions are critical to ensure ethical, effective operations at a time when agencies are disbursing billions of dollars in pandemic relief.

Practical Steps to Managing Supply Chain Risk

Like with any new agency initiative, nothing moves forward without executive sponsorship.

Biden’s Latest Tech Appointments

President Biden tapped former IARPA Director Jason Matheny for roles on the National Security Council and White House OSTP.

Biden Names Federal CIO to Lead Governmentwide Modernization Efforts

A familiar face from the U.S. Digital Service and Office of Personnel Management will serve as the next federal chief information officer.

CIOs’ Wishlist for New Congress and Administration IT Leadership

Three department IT leaders share their top asks from the new Congress and yet-to-be-appointed federal CIO.

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.

Why Too Many Government Modernization Efforts Fail

Technology “solutions” almost never address the organizational issues critical to success.

Former 18F Official Returns to Lead Next Phase of Technology Transformation Services

The tech team is about delivering services to the public, not just disruption, General Services Administration alumni Dave Zvenyach told Nextgov. 

How Commerce Department Data Efforts Moved from ‘First Gear to Third Gear’

Thomas Beach, the Commerce Department’s interim CDO, talked with Nextgov about how his agency’s data work has evolved from focusing on governance to deliverables.

CDO Council Outlines Fresh Plans for New Year

The nascent group shared details via its first report to Congress—and on a new public website.