Policy


cyber volunteers

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.

U.S. Capitol (Photo by f11photo / Shutterstock)

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.

tech budget

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.

cloud costs

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.

Small Business Administration Editorial credit: Jer123 / Shutterstock.com

SBA inks EIS contract

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

US Army flickr NCO Academy Teaches Leadership in Virtual Environment

Army seeks new paths to network interoperability

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.

GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

GSA looks for agency buy-in on e-commerce platform

The General Services Administration is consulting with potential federal users to get them ready to use upcoming e-commerce platform.

U.S. Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford March 11, 2019. (Photo credit: Spc. Connor Kelly/U.S. Army)

Army sets up 'provisional' cloud management office

Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the service has begun to set up an enterprise cloud management office and hired a leader.

Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

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