Leadership

New Records Rules Require Agencies to Save Chats and Texts

Previous records retention rules only explicitly applied to email communications. Now that has expanded to all pertinent electronic messages.

NASA Names Longtime Aerospace Industry Expert as New Chief Technologist

With prior experience from companies like Blue Origin, A.C. Charania will take on the agencywide role to spearhead technology innovation.

Army CIO Raj Iyer to Step Down

The former industry executive had served as the Army's top information technology officer for more than two years, but will depart the service "over the next several weeks."

NCUA Names Director of New Financial Technology and Access Team

The National Credit Union Administration named Charles Vice to the role as it works to form a team around fintech.

Biden Renominates Sohn to Serve as 5th FCC Commissioner

The president’s choice to double down on Gigi Sohn’s appointment to the Federal Communications Commission comes after her previous nomination stalled in the Senate for over a year. 

House Modernization Leaders Have High Hopes for Tech Proposals, Even as Committee Disbands

The chair and vice chair of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress told Nextgov they’re hopeful lawmakers will continue to advance their recommendations for improving congressional operations.

Early Chief Innovation Officers Define the Role for Government

Though few agencies have the position, two of the government’s chief innovation officers see a need for every part of government to innovate.

What a Divided Government Could Mean for Tech Policy

Here’s what a split Congress might mean for tech, cybersecurity and governance.

Ashton Carter, Innovative DOD Secretary, Dies at 68

As secretary of defense during the Obama administration he pushed policies to modernize how DOD buys technology as well as opening the door to women and transgender people to serve in the military more fully.

Drew Myklegard Named Permanent Deputy Federal CIO

Myklegard had been serving in the role on an acting basis after the departure of Maria Roat at the end of March.

The Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Turned 10, What’s Next?

Presidential Innovations Fellow Director Rebeca Lamadrid discussed the “stay flexible” mentality of the program and where it is heading for its next 10 years.

CISA Names Acting Head of National Risk Management Center to Permanent Role

Mona Harrington, who previously served as the executive director of the Election Assistance Commission, has been the acting assistant director of CISA’s NRMC since March. 

State Department Names DOD Official as New CIO

Kelly Fletcher will serve as the new chief information officer for the Department of State after her tenure at the Department of Defense.

Commerce Department Appoints Inaugural Members to Industrial Advisory Committee

The 24 members will give guidance to support the CHIPS for America program, including on issues such as research and development.

FTC Announces New Chief Technology Officer and Public Affairs Director

The agency’s acting CTO was appointed to the permanent position, after a year of working in an acting capacity.

Senate Confirms New White House Science and Tech Advisor in Historic Vote

Dr. Arati Prabhakar is the first woman, immigrant or person of color to serve as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Google’s Government Arm Names New Chief

The tech giant announced its new business unit in June.