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David Hubler

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.
Digital Government

USDA CIO to join Accenture

Christopher Smith, who has been CIO since 2009, will retire April 7.


FBI paves way to future IT projects with new contract

46 contractors will compete for task orders under the FBI’s eight-year, $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services contract, known as IT Triple S.

Digital Government

SBA lifts GTSI ban; Friedlander, general counsel resign

Small Business Administration lifts GTSI's temporary suspension, but the company's executive suite pays a heavy toll.

Digital Government

DOD cuts will slow overall fed IT spending growth

Federal spending on IT will increase slightly in the next five years. Who can expect to see their budgets grow and who faces cuts, according to new TechAmerica Foundation Vision survey forecasts.

Digital Government

Experts warn: Government ill-prepared for cyberattacks

An overwhelming percentage of security experts say cyberattacks against companies and government are increasing but neither group is properly equipped to protect itself, according to a cybersecurity survey released today.

Digital Government

State CIOs choose new leadership group

The National Association of State CIOs has elected its incoming Executive Committee, which will be led by new NASCIO president Kyle Schafer, CTO of West Virginia.

Digital Government

Agencies lax about file transfer security

The government spends $7.9 billion annually on sophisticated cybersecurity measures, but agencies too often ignore the basics of protecting files, according to a new survey.

Digital Government

Social media opens new door to cyberattacks, panel says

E-mail attachments are no longer the attack route of choice of computer hackers trying to break into government and industry systems.