IT Modernization

NOAA looks to transition ground-based radio processing to the cloud

The agency plans to offer industry and academia the chance to demonstrate how cloud solutions could enable their radio processing objectives.

Acquisition

Fight over $1.5B Commerce IT contract goes to court

Four companies that missed out on an award are taking their protests up a notch.

IT Modernization

TMF announces $36.4M in awards

The Army, the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Housing Authority are the latest recipients of awards from the Technology Modernization Fund.

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Workforce

AI task force aims to expand federal research opportunities beyond big tech

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource is planning to put out a roadmap in December which outlines how the federal government can recruit more diverse talent for AI research and development opportunities.

IT Modernization

State Department issues $3.5B in EIS task orders

Verizon and BT Federal secure awards worth more than $1 billion each for work in overseas locations.

Commentary

Improving federal CX requires a shift toward automation

Automation must be at the forefront of IT modernization efforts if the federal government is to succeed in improving public service delivery, customer service and employee onboarding.

Digital Government

National Archives plans CX research

The National Archives and Records Administration says that a new research agenda will help it understand what people who use the archives need, want and expect – and how the agency can meet those demands.

Defense

DISA’s sweeping new plan takes aim at data silos, mistagged info

The Pentagon’s IT agency has policy and culture ideas to encourage freer, more secure info-sharing.

Acquisition

White House raises contract spending goals for small disadvantaged businesses

The Office of Management and Budget is directing agencies to award at least 12% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses in fiscal year 2023.

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Workforce

White House seeks advice on cyber workforce development

The Office of the National Cyber Director is looking for input in a new request for information and will eventually quiz respondents about their ideas.

Defense

Air Force ready to take bids for $5.3B cyber tech vehicle

Unrestricted and small business pools are a feature in this procurement.

Acquisition

IT spend reporting requirements still stuck at halfway point, watchdog finds

The Government Accountability Office report found that agencies failed to disclose approximately $31 billion in fiscal year 2021 investments under the two layers of the Technology Business Management framework that were required.

Cybersecurity

CISA orders agencies to conduct weekly scans of networks and digital assets

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is taking a major step towards increasing its visibility into the risks facing federal networks.

Digital Government

Two federal IT alums explain how to how to 'hack bureaucracy'

Marina Nitze used to think the government was broken. The former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs changed her tune, and now has a book out with Nick Sinai on how to navigate bureaucracies in and out of government.

Commentary

Signs that 'faceless bureaucrats' helped mitigate the impact of Hurricane Ian

A look at cities and towns in the path of Hurricane Ian that escaped devastation points to the value of modern building codes – and the officials behind their implementation.

Workforce

Federal employees will pay 8.7% more toward health care premiums next year

The Office of Personnel Management said increased use of health care services as the COVID-19 pandemic has waned has led to the sharpest uptick in health insurance premiums in more than a decade.

Congress

House passes 10-week spending bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown for now

The measure now heads to Biden's desk, who is expected to sign it before the midnight deadline.

Defense

The Pentagon’s watchdog is taking a closer look at DOD's records management and device use after missing Jan. 6 texts

The acting inspector general shared information about the review in response to a letter from a top senator expressing concerns about handling of messages related to the Capitol insurrection. 

Defense

Autonomous systems took center stage at AFA

The idea of teaming uncrewed systems with manned aircraft was a focal point in panels at annual conference, and on the showroom floor.