Invoking the ascendance of Russia and China, and the leveling of the technological playing field, the defense secretary calls for smarter R&D in tight fiscal times.
Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.
Steve Kelman has some advice for the movement to remake government procurement.
Responding to multiple protests, NASA said that until "corrective action is complete, any awarded SEWP V contracts remain suspended."
A new Brookings study backs a property-rights approach to the drone privacy problem.
The Defense Department lacks an overarching policy to consistently apply quality management system requirements, according to a Pentagon inspector general report.
The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.
Steve Kelman argues that the best place to improve federal procurements is at the beginning.
The hack of USIS, and OPM's subsequent decision not to renew the background-check firm's contracts, has cast new light on government-contractor relations. Some legal experts believe the protocols for reporting data breaches are a tangled web.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Key oversight chairmanships will shift in the next Congress, thanks to Republicans' Senate wins and House GOP rules.
Which party wins control of the Senate might be less important to passage of key IT acquisition legislation than how much time is left on the legislative clock.
Specific proposals on hiring will be forthcoming soon, says the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator.
IT program managers and system owners will be responsible for ensuring that the systems under their jurisdiction undergo a privacy impact assessment.
A draft document from the National Institute of Standards and Technology aims to improve agencies’ sharing of cyber threat information.
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