People

A civil servant's effort to humanize government, one fed at a time

An effort to tell the stories of government workers has the goal of letting the American people know that public servants actually care.

Defense

What's appropriate on social media? DOD spells it out in new guidance

The Department of Defense released its first departmentwide policy for official accounts and the personnel running them.

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GCN Ebook: Data Lessons From Covid

The pandemic opened up new avenues for data collection, analysis and presentation. GCN looks at how state and local governments used maps and dashboards to convey critical information.

Cybersecurity

Russia-linked cyber groups used commercial security tools to target Ukraine, report states

Infamous cybercriminal organizations like Cozy Bear have been involved in a string of cyberattacks targeting Ukrainian government agencies, according to new research.

Acquisition

GSA adds $25 billion to ceiling value of Alliant 2, sketches out timeline for Alliant 3

The General Services Administration's updates for industry include timing for Alliant 3 as well as a higher ceiling for the current Alliant program.

Congress

What does the federal government buy from data brokers?

The chairmen of two House committees want federal agencies to explain what they are doing with "billions of data points on hundreds of millions of Americans" acquired from data brokers.

People

GSA’s Dave Zvenyach to exit government

In his position leading the Technology Transformation Services, Zvenyach oversaw 18F and other key programs including the burgeoning identity shared service Login.gov.

Cybersecurity

An experiment showed that the military must change Its cybersecurity approach

The Defense Department’s current “checklist” approach can’t keep its networks safe.

Defense

New missile defense tech comes with acquisition risks

Space Systems Command is seeking guidance on how to manage the procurement of a ground-based command and control system that combines legacy systems with the next generation of missile defense satellites.

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FCW Ebook: Building the Cyber Workforce

The federal government is developing new hiring paths and opportunities to compete with the private sector, including a whole new system at DHS dedicated to cyber occupations. This eBook examines how these strategies are working.

Cybersecurity

ONCD seeks a lead for U.S. defensive cyber planning and operations

The job posting follows remarks from National Cyber Director Chris Inglis last week about the importance of defense in cybersecurity.

Workforce

Key agencies are shedding the exact employees they need to spend new infrastructure dollars

Watchdogs caution agencies could face critical staffing shortages that could impact implementation of Biden's signature infrastructure law.

Cybersecurity

CISA director looking for 'unlikely' partnerships in cyber fight

At DEF CON, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly highlighted her agency’s efforts to collaborate with the private sector to meet mission demands.

Acquisition

Sealing Technologies wins $168M Marine Corps cyber contract

The veteran-owned small business will help develop new systems to analyze vulnerabilities.

Congress

Lawmakers push IRS on backlog and customer service problems

The agency says it's aiming to get to a "healthy" backlog level by the end of the year, but in June, the National Taxpayer Advocate said that would be "difficult" for the agency to do.

Acquisition

CISA task force leader calls for increased global cooperation on supply chain risks

A co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency task force working to bolster supply chain resilience says global solutions are required to address some of the biggest threats impacting domestic and international supply chains.

Commentary

Improving CX through consistency

It only takes one bad interaction to sink an agency's brand and one good experience to establish a supporter.

Acquisition

Peraton gets second chance at $800M in Social Security IT work

The Social Security Administration will no longer conduct a price realism analysis, which was the main sticking point of Peraton's protest.

IT Modernization

GAO will investigate the troubled TSP recordkeeper transition

Officials at the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program said nearly 2 million participants have successfully set up their new online account access, and call center wait times are down to around 10 minutes.