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Heather Kuldell

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Heather Kuldell
Heather Kuldell joined Nextgov in the summer of 2016 after working at Federal Times, C4ISR & Networks and 1105 Media publications. She started her journalism career at Creative Loafing, an altweekly based in Atlanta, Ga., and still appreciates proper fried green tomatoes.
CIO Briefing

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

IT Modernization

GAO Rules Against Pentagon's Experimental $950 Million Cloud Deal

The Government Accountability Office recommended the Defense Department terminate a contract awarded to REAN Cloud in February.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Question Defense's Cloud, the President's Phone and BTW, TL;DR

Those unresolved Government Accountability Office recommendations could haunt agencies during budget time.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers to NIH: Is Tech Stressing Out Our Kids?

Legislators also push back on the White House eliminating its cyber adviser and reverse bans on Chinese phone maker ZTE.

IT Modernization

VA Signs $10 Billion Health Records Contract With Cerner

VA will formally pursue the same health records platform as the Pentagon.

CIO Briefing

Net Neutrality Fight Returns to the Hill

Plus lawmakers want to know what the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is doing about Equifax and what 's delaying the Veterans Affairs Department's health record purchase.

CIO Briefing

Congress Digs into Digital Music Rights, Precision Farming and Confirms Tech Leaders

Lawmakers also propose expanding Homeland Security's power to ban suspect tech from government networks.

CIO Briefing

Office of American Innovation Leader Takes New Job

Chris Liddell is the latest in staff changes at the tech-focused office.

CIO Briefing

Congress Faces Government Funding That Runs Out Friday

Lawmakers have been working on an omnibus spending bill but it has yet to be introduced.

CIO Briefing

Congress Checks In On Modernizing Government Technology Act Progress

The Homeland Security reauthorization bill advances but loses an amendment on election security.

Cybersecurity

OPM’s Post-Breach Contracting Efforts Fall Short Again, IG Says

The way OPM contracted for credit monitoring services has come under scrutiny.

CIO Briefing

Congress Mulls a CIO's Authority, Future of Homeland Security and Data Breaches

And one caucus is concerned about climate change data vanishing form federal websites.

Cybersecurity

CYBERCOM Leader Offers Advice for His Successor

U.S. Cyber Command's mission has already outgrown its capacity.

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Seeks Allies to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal

And the controversial sex trafficking bill is scheduled for a House vote.

CIO Briefing

Congress Cooks Up Ideas to Secure Elections, Then Came the Mueller Indictments

Congressional Democrats are pushing for a hearing to discuss election security improvements while demanding further action in the wake of indictments leveled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

CIO Briefing

What to Know About the CLOUD Act

Lawmakers also weigh in on bug bounties and advance customer experience and open data bills.

CIO Briefing

Congress Has Continuing Resolution Fatigue and Needs a New Oversight Chairman

Bills focused on improving federal customer service and grant transparency are also scheduled for markup.