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Dana Deasy, DOD Chief Information Officer, hosts a roundtable discussion on the enterprise cloud initiative with reporters, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll)

DOD CIO 'very confident' that White House influence didn't guide JEDI award

At his Senate confirmation hearing, Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said the department's $10 billion cloud contract was awarded by a team of experts.

Operations Specialist 2nd Class Alex Moore monitors radars to identify aircraft in the Combat Information Center aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan.  U.S. Navy Photo

Navy increases OTA use but is wary of too many consortiums

The Navy has ramped up its use of other transaction authorities, according to the deputy assistant secretary for procurement, but must make sure they stay focused on the intended purpose.

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Protest likely in JEDI cloud award

While Amazon Web Services might seek redress in the JEDI procurement, a fast-changing market may be the biggest challenge to Microsoft fully capitalizing on its DOD cloud win.

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Is it time for a U.S. cyber academy?

A government-backed school for cyber modeled on West Point or the Naval Academy could provide military and civilian agencies sorely needed operators.

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DOD awards $10B JEDI deal to Microsoft

Long-awaited enterprise cloud contract comes days after Defense Secretary Esper recused himself from the process.

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Democratic lawmakers look to block USDA relocations in funding measure

More than 30 lawmakers signed an Oct. 24 letter urging House and Senate appropriators to block funds to relocate two Department of Agriculture agencies out of Washington, D.C. to the Kansas City region.

Feds rally outside a Washington, D.C. courthouse where a union lawsuit is being tried. Photo credit: Chase Gunter

OPM orders agencies to report 'official time' data

With workforce executive orders in effect, the Office of Personnel Management is looking for data on how much job time federal employees spend on union matters.

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Bringing AI into the federal technology fold

Agencies are beginning to develop new capacity to incorporate emerging technologies for every use in data analysis.

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Navy research funds could see scrutiny, secretary says

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer warned certain activities could suffer in "constrained" resource environments.

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DOD modernization faces program and funding challenges

On Capitol Hill and in Congress there's concern that delays and stopgap funding could take a toll on critical tech upgrades.

Rep. Mike Rogers (center) visits Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in 2016 (Photo credit: Alan Antczak/ Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific)

Rogers warns on 'stovepiped' cybersecurity

The ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee said agencies should be coordinating their cybersecurity efforts under CISA's direction and leadership.

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Lawmaker pushes online verification to combat disinformation

Mandatory ID checks for social media platforms could help fight propaganda, but experts worry about privacy tradeoffs.

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