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Cloud, TBM reshaping federal IT

According to a trade group forecast, the move to cloud is leading agencies away from shared services.

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.

U.S. Navy ships conduct a refeuling-at-sea by SN Jarrod Schad public domain photo

Navy research funds could see scrutiny, secretary says

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

Senator Richard Shelby at Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing on the DoD fiscal year 2017 budget request Apr. 27, 2016. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Shelby says to expect another stopgap funding bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman said that barring a "miracle," another continuing resolution -- perhaps lasting until March -- is in the cards.

DOD cloud

Esper steps aside on JEDI, pushes decision to deputy

After months of review, the defense secretary has recused himself from decisions regarding the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud buy.

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Some movement in the Senate on funding, but concerns remain

The Senate is moving ahead on a package of funding bills with bipartisan support, but spending levels for homeland security and defense continue dog lawmakers, with a shutdown still a possibility.

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New rules of the road for $4B DHS financial management buy

The Department of Homeland Security announced it would eliminate conflict-of-interest restrictions in a pair of highly connected procurements to allow vendors to bid on both.

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USDA, EEOC land first FY 2020 TMF awards

Public-facing systems at two agencies will get millions to help with the move to the cloud.

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SBA inks EIS contract

The Small Business Administration joined a few other agencies with a big early autumn telecommunications contract.

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