The FAA has NextGen DataComm capabilities working at some of the busiest airports in the U.S., but the White House proposes shifting air traffic control to a private entity, which some say could blunt the effort.
Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.
As Trump's budget proposal points to policy priorities, these tech issues are sure to shape government's operational agenda.
As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.
Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says.
FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days."
Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.
President Trump signed an executive order promising "a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the federal government."
Defense agency contract obligations for IT and telecom services dipped over the last five years under the Budget Control Act, even as civilian side obligations held steady.
Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity.
In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors.
The Obama administration improved government technology, but the Trump team must push it further forward.