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Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.

Experts Call for More Chief Customer Officers in Government

Witnesses told Senate lawmakers that customer experience practitioners need representation within key federal agencies.


CISA Seeks Public Feedback on TIC 3.0 Cloud Use Case

Trusted Internet Connections use cases provide guidance on secure implementations of specific platforms, services and environments.

CXO Briefing

President Biden Nominates OSTP Director

If confirmed, Dr. Arati Prabhakar would serve as the president’s chief science advisor.


Survey: Majority of CISOs Aren’t Getting Cyber Investments They Want

The survey indicates cyber concerns do not always resonate with C-suite decision makers.


CISA is Seeking Cybersecurity Innovation Fellows

The Homeland Security Department’s cyber arm is looking for private sector talent to join the agency for up to four months.

Emerging Tech

President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act to Boost Clean Energy Manufacturing

Defense officials said invoking the act would reduce reliance on foreign powers for energy resources.


Dems Demand Amazon Comply With Congressional Investigation on Labor Practices

Several Democratic lawmakers are furious Amazon has not handed over documents it sought in March.


Microsoft, Tenable Team up to Support Government Cyber Efforts

The partnership has roots in President Joe Biden’s executive order on cybersecurity last year.

Emerging Tech

HHS Establishes Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

The Health and Human Services secretary also appointed an acting deputy director to manage the office.