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Frank R. Konkel

Frank R. Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C. area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C. area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
Management

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

Defense

How the Army is Unlocking Soldier Suicide

Service officials can identify soldiers who are most at risk, but acting on that information poses a moral dilemma.

Features

Unlocking Soldier Suicide

The Army can identify soldiers who are most at risk, but acting on that information poses a moral dilemma.

Analysis

Putting People First

Hillary Hartley of the young upstart agency 18F wants your online interaction with government to revolve around your needs.

Analysis

Managing The Deluge

NSA looks to the cloud to prevent analysts from drowning in a river of data.

Management

How the CIA Dismissed the Status Quo, Partnered With Amazon and Changed Intelligence

Amazon is building a cloud for the intelligence community that promises to enhance cooperation and coordination.

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Features

Daring Deal

Amazon is building a cloud for the intelligence community under a plan to upend the status quo.

Management

Your Idea for Improving Program Management Could Be Worth Something

The Performance Improvement Council will award prizes for the most compelling submissions.

Management

Excellence in Government Conference Looks at the ‘Agency of the Future’

Speakers examine mobility, young leaders and women in government.

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