Policy


CHESS Project Director Thomas Neff.

Can the Army build on ITES-2S momentum?

The key to the ongoing success of the Army's IT contracting vehicle is incorporating cloud and cybersecurity solutions into the next iteration.

Frank Kendall

Kendall welcomes House acquisition reform bill, with caveats

The Pentagon's top acquisition official says provisions concerning the service chiefs and acquisition experience for personnel need improvement.

DHS vets apps, GSA turns on the lights and DOE invests more in supercomputers

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Unpacking Terry Halvorsen’s 3 reasons for pursuing BYOD

Bob Stevens contends that the Pentagon's test program is proof of BYOD's importance.

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Pentagon explores multiple paths to electronic warfare acquisition

Innovation is increasingly crucial to EW, says Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarland.

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Agencies seek at least $75 million in digital service funding

Most CFO Act agencies have made budget requests to fund Digital Services teams.

Mark Naggar, Project Manager for the HHS Buyers Club.

HHS Buyers Club setting an example

As the procurement program nears its first anniversary, other federal agencies are latching onto some of its ideas.

Frank Kendall

Cyber takes center stage in Pentagon's new acquisition guidance

Better Buying Power 3.0 adds cybersecurity to the list of potential trouble spots in weapons, IT and other acquisitions.

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Making big data work

A draft of the NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework looks to establish a common set of definitions for data science.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Burr stumps for cyber bill

The North Carolina senator made CISA the focus of the Republican Party's weekly radio address.

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A key job opening for category management and wide-open (office) spaces

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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'At will' employment for SES: What could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, according to a recent survey of Senior Executive Service leaders, who are worried about congressional efforts to make them at-will employees.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.