A government-backed school for cyber modeled on West Point or the Naval Academy could provide military and civilian agencies sorely needed operators.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer warned certain activities could suffer in "constrained" resource environments.
The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman said that barring a "miracle," another continuing resolution -- perhaps lasting until March -- is in the cards.
After months of review, the defense secretary has recused himself from decisions regarding the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud buy.
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.
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.
Public-facing systems at two agencies will get millions to help with the move to the cloud.
The Small Business Administration joined a few other agencies with a big early autumn telecommunications contract.
The Army doesn't want to keep relying on the Defense Department's secret networks to collaborate with international mission partners, but the change faces some policy hurdles.
The General Services Administration is consulting with potential federal users to get them ready to use upcoming e-commerce platform.
Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the service has begun to set up an enterprise cloud management office and hired a leader.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."