Acquisition

GSA puts Polaris contract back in motion

A much-debated aspect of this government IT solutions procurement appears to have been changed.

Cybersecurity

Vendors prep for new cyber rules of the road

Federal policy is shifting to impose tighter cybersecurity requirements on government contractors and Congress appears poised to impose new standards throughout the private sector.

Defense

Pentagon's classification system lacks consistency, IG finds

The inspector general wrote that inaccurate or incomplete security classification guides “increase the risk” of over- or under-classification due to incorrect interpretation or application.

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Acquisition

DOJ sues to block spy tech deal

The U.S. government is opposing Booz Allen’s bid to acquire a rival ahead of a five-year signals intelligence procurement.

Cybersecurity

CISA's CIO talks about the cyber agency's growth and expanding mission

In this interview, Robert Costello charts the road ahead for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in developing its own tech and serving as cybersecurity first responder for the public.

Digital Government

Updated digital forensics database speeds criminal investigations

NIST’s expanded, more searchable database will help law enforcement find incriminating data in electronic media.

Digital Government

VA enables Login.gov for three major veteran portals

Officials said the agency plans to add more services later this year, though Login.gov credentials won’t be mandatory until all veterans are transitioned.

Defense

Marine Corps shares new information warfare doctrine

The Corps wants commanders to start thinking about the role of information in waging war.

IT Modernization

TSP officials promise service will improve after a difficult transition to the new recordkeeping system

Staffing at the call center that serves participants of the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings program has already increased 66%, with more on the way.

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Defense

Air Force looks to HBCUs to lead its first university applied research center

The tactical autonomy-focused center will focus on key areas including human-machine teaming, trust and collaboration between platforms.

Acquisition

Google bets big on government business with new division

Google Public Sector aims to accelerate digital transformation across government.

Cybersecurity

Trade groups seek changes to SEC’s breach disclosure plan

Defense contractors may be subject to conflicting cyber rules of the road if a proposed financial reporting rule takes effect without changes, trade associations say.

Workforce

Enforcement of Biden's federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate is delayed—again

A federal appeals court will rehear the case this fall in front of its full panel of its judges.

Defense

New USAF space buyer eyes fixed-price contracts

Frank Calvelli, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration, said "fixed-price contracting is not a bad approach for space things" and could help keep acquisitions on time.

Acquisition

DHS looks to expand its Procurement Innovation Lab

Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer Paul Courtney told FCW the agency is seeking a new senior level director to lead a small but mighty team of acquisition experts as they attempt to steer the federal government away from legacy buying processes.

Workforce

Budding spies might not get weeded out for past drug use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

Defense

The Pentagon's plan for 'responsible AI'

A 47-page document released this week outlines the Pentagon's plan to incorporate its two-year old ethical AI principles throughout a system's design, development and use.

IT Modernization

VA electronic health record system ‘not yet stable enough’ for planned rollouts

The Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center now plans to deploy the Cerner Millennium system a month later than originally planned, with the year’s remaining rollouts pushed to 2023.

Digital Government

Experts call for more chief customer officers in government

Witnesses told Senate lawmakers that customer experience practitioners need representation within key federal agencies.