President Obama recently made some key IT personnel appointments, while the U.S. Cyber Command leadership wants to take a more offensive approach to cybersecurity. In addition, FCW announced its annual Fed 100 list. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Obama Taps Private Sector Exec to Lead IT at VA
Former Johnson & Johnson CIO, Laverne Horton Council is President Obama’s choice for assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Obama Establishes, Appoints Director of White House IT
President Obama has created a new position at the White House – director of White House information technology – and tapped a former Facebook employee to fill it.
Cyber Commander Wants More Offense
U.S. Cyber Command Commander Adm. Michael Rogers recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee that more attention needs to be paid to offensive cyber capabilities.
New NGA CIO ‘Bullish’ on IT Deployment
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the latest member of the IC – after the CIA, NSA and others – to merge its CIO and IT services.
USDA Funds Rural Broadband Projects
Three rural telecommunications infrastructure projects in Arkansas, Iowa and New Mexico will get loans from USDA to improve broadband service.
HHS Opens Research Pubs, Grant Data
In pursuit of its open government goals, the Department of Health and Human Services is expanding access to financial data and to the results of its funded scientific research.
Mobile Mashup: The Military’s Proliferating Mix of Smartphones and Tablets
Smartphones and tablets are rapidly making their way into military operations, trimming costs and giving warfighters tightly focused capabilities, according to Defense Systems.
The 2015 Federal 100
FCW recently announced its 2015 Fed 100 list.