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New public printer: In shift to digital, GPO must 'do everything'

Davita Vance-Cooks, the newly-appointed acting public printer and the first woman in that position, says supporting customers' move from paper to digital is "critical to our survival at GPO."

Oregon sysadmin wins SANS NetWars competition

NetWars is a cornerstone in the U.S. Cyber Challenge, a multipronged effort to identify and recruit the thousands of cybersecurity professionals needed to secure the nation's critical infrastructure.

At DHS, a 'true-cloud' is launched

Homeland Security Department CIO Richard Spires works to make progress on four key areas of IT.

Are new communications technologies battlefield ready?

Brig. Gen. Michael Williamson, joint program executive officer for the Joint Tactical Radio System, discusses the latest developments and challenges for the JTRS radios and waveforms.

From Vietnam to 9/11, Hitch delved into 'key issues of our time'

Van Hitch, former CIO of the Justice Department, faced the formidable task of improving information-sharing capability in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Match the quote with the technology visionary who said it

Quotes: 1. "Your have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." 2. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." 3. "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." 4. "The Internet ... is a series of tubes." Speakers: a. Arthur C. Clarke b. Ken Olsen c. Ted Stevens d. Scott McNeely

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra leaving White House

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has been the most prominent force for technology in the Obama administration, but he is about to step down.

Army IT exec Winkler to move on

The Army's program executive officer for enterprise information systems, Gary Winkler, has announced he will step down, effective in April.

On Thanksgiving, fed IT leaders count their blessings

We asked your colleagues what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Federal pay raise challenged, but union head defends it

Colleen Kelley, president of a federal employee union, argues that federal salaries are not excessive.

Teri Takai appointed DOD's CIO

Former California chief information officer Teri Takai has been appointed as the Defense Department's CIO.

Microsoft's Ray Ozzie to retire

Microsoft's chief software architect Ray Ozzie is stepping down from his role and will retire, the company announced late Monday.

Winkler's inside view of IT helps lead Army's strategies

Gary Winkler's experience in industry and government IT has helped him develop what he calls win-win strategies for the Army.

Allen resigns as CGP president to start a company

Larry Allen, who for more than 20 years has played a leading role in the Coalition for Government Procurement, is stepping down as president effective Nov. 5. CGP Chairman Bill Gormley will serve as interim president until a permanent replacement is named.

Wennergren sees changing role for DOD CIO -- and department's IT progress

In an FCW exclusive interview, former DOD CIO Dave Wennergren reflects on the significant shifts in the way the department works -- and what will be required to sustain the ongoing changing tides.

HP taps outsider as CEO

Once again, Hewlett-Packard Co. has turned to an outsider, naming Leo Apotheker as president and CEO and former Oracle President Ray Lane as non-executive chairman.