2011's top (maybe best?) personnel moves

There was plenty of hiring activity in the executive suite during 2011. Editor Nick Wakeman reviews some of the bigger moves.

Young feds are coming up fast

A conversation with 31-year-old GS-15 is revealing for Steve Kelman.

Solution to Dover body scandal could lie in Arlington Cemetery

The national cemetery overcame problems with its handling of remains and it might be the role model for resolving the current scandal at Dover Air Force Base.

Who are the best innovators of 2011?

NVTC and Washington Technology unveil the top CTOs in the government market.

GPO gets a new inspector general

The Government Printing Office has a new inspector general in charge of auditing the agency's activities.

Get ready for a leadership vacuum

2012 likely to be the year of leadership changes as the presidential election nears.

Agilex founder's legacy lives on with GovCon awards

Bob LaRose died nearly two years ago, but when Agilex and Vangent won GovCon awards this week, Editor Nick Wakeman couldn't help but reflect on LaRose's deep impact on the industry.

OFPP's Gordon says goodbye to government service

Obama administration loses strong advocate for open dialogue with industry as Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, resigns.

Gordon to step down from OFPP

Administrator Dan Gordon is leaving the Office of Federal Procurement Policy later this year.

Contractors put big bucks behind support for wounded troops

A simple challenge to raise more money this year than last for wounded soldiers created a donation frenzy at the ninth annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards gala.

Roger W. Jones Award for executive leadership bestowed

The award honors commitment to public service.

Who are the market's top contractors?

The annual Government Contractors Awards program picked the best companies and executives for 2011. Who captured the top honors?

VA Acquisition Academy chancellor wins national award

Lisa Doyle was honored for her efforts in getting the VA's acquisition academy up and running

More ELC observations from Steve Kelman

Steve Kelman offers thoughts from Williamsburg as ELC 2011 draws to a close.

Luigart takes top ELC honors

Craig Luigart, CIO for the Veterans Health Administration, earned the Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award for his significant contributions to the federal information technology community at the Executive Leadership Conference.

Twitter: Is this 'river of information' too polluted to be useful?

Scott Klososky, the opening keynote at the Executive Leadership Conference, made some questionable statements about the value of social media.

Is Virginia going to steal Lockheed's HQ from Maryland?

Believing that states ought to compete, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to lure Lockheed Martin to the Old Dominion and away from Maryland.

Don't encourage Charlie Sheen

ELC keynote speaker offers tips for technology use, including how to regard cranky, crazy celebrities.

Doing what with how much?

They were the words every agency manager wants to hear. Too bad they were wrong.

Who are the best innovators in the government market?

The Northern Virginia Technology Council and Washington Technology have named the finalists for their annual Contractor CTO Innovator Awards, which recognizes the unique contributions chief technology officers make to customers and their companies.