ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA – APRIL 24: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addresses a conference on financial technology, or fintech, at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation April 24, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. The FDIC and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative hosted conference on “Fintech and the Future of Banking.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

FDIC appoints Sanjeev Purohit as new acting deputy CIO and CTO

Purohit last month took over from Julie Berarducci, who has left federal government.
Members of the Secret Service arrive to board Air Force One to escort US President Donald Trump at Andrews Air Force Base May 4, 2017 in Maryland. Image credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images.

Former federal officials question Secret Service records retention policy following deletion of Jan. 6 texts

The deletion of Secret Service phone records around the time of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot raises wider questions about the collection of staff cell phone data…
Heidi Shyu, the assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), toured a CERDEC lab along with CERDEC Director Henry Muller, CERDEC Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate Director John Willison, and CECOM Deputy Director Gary Martin to learn more about the center’s Hardware/Software Convergence initiative at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., June 16. CERDEC is modernizing and modularizing C4ISR and Electronic Warfare components so that there is a standard interface to better and more quickly facilitate the integration, compatibility and interoperability of new capabilities for the Army’s various platforms. (U.S. Army CERDEC photo by Kristen Kushiyama)

DOD elevates CTO and launches new innovation steering group

Kathleen Hicks says the department is trying to shift the focus of the role more towards innovation.
Mark Munsell
Mark Munsell, left, speaks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Deborah Kotulich and John Forsythe during a panel discussion at the T-REX center in St. Louis. (Stephenie Wade)

NGA chief technologist Mark Munsell to retire

Munsell has been a big advocate for attracting talented technologists — both inside and outside of government — to work with NGA.