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Energy’s Cyber Response Office Misspent Millions Due to Lack of Budget Management

Complaints alleged the relatively new CESER misspent $11.7 million, though the inspector general could only substantiate some of those claims.

Promoting Trustworthy AI in Government

Successful agencies will do more than just innovate and invest in technology; they will work to ensure that AI in government is safe, reliable, and ethical.

OMB Offers New Guidance For Implementing First Part of Evidence Act

The office repeatedly urged agencies to focus on results, not compliance, as they craft their plans. 

Feds Offer Tips to Better Leverage Agency Data

Making better use of agency data is not as simple as flipping a switch.

Biden’s Nominee to Lead CISA Interested in Reforming FISMA

Members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee pressed Jen Easterly and other key nominees on supply chain security and workforce challenges.

Committee Moves Cabinet-level OSTP Director Nominee to Full Senate

The Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to report Eric Lander’s nomination favorably, though Republican members were split.

Federal CIO Says New IT Modernization Plan In the Works

The Biden administration will outline exactly what it “stands for” when it comes to IT delivery in government, Federal CIO Clare Martorana said.

3 Cabinet Secretaries on How Their Experiences Inform Their Leadership and Pandemic Response

Marcia Fudge, Jennifer Granholm and Gina Raimondo said they all had to staff up when they started running their agencies — but that it gave them a chance to diversify.

If There Ever Was a Time We Needed a Government Hall of Fame …

It’s now. Luckily, we have one. And nominations are open for this year’s class of inductees, along with the annual Teddy Awards for leadership achievement.

Federal Tech-Focused Officials Are on the Move

Both new and familiar faces are taking on information technology-aligned positions.

Biden Promised the Most Diverse Administration Ever. Here’s How He’s Doing.

Seven figures that show the representation — and the gaps — in President Joe Biden's Cabinet and federal appointments.

Experts Examine Accountability, Transparency Improvements in Government

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing discussed recent proposals to strengthen the authority of inspectors general and place some limits on acting officials.

Critical Update: What Platform One Brings to the Pentagon’s Software Game

Air Force Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan and industry experts explain how Platform One is eliminating barriers to entry for DevSecOps teams.

Pentagon’s New Leadership Accelerating Data-Centric Efforts

Chief Data Officer David Spirk said the deputy secretary of defense is providing “direct support” as they work through data decrees and open standards.