An appropriations bill funding the legislative branch calls for a study of resurrecting the defunct Office of Technology Assessment.
The House Armed Service Committee's 2019 defense spending bill also calls for more detail on the Pentagon's controversial JEDI cloud acquisition program.
The administration's request for a new budget line for cybersecurity activities at the Department of Energy earned big backing in an FY2019 appropriations bill.
The Energy Department opened a multimillion dollar funding pool for its national lab experts to further explore quantum computing.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry’s markup of the 2019 Defense bill will be debated May 9.
Despite general agreement the Modernizing Government Technology Act was a win for federal IT, just nine projects were initially submitted for money from the central IT fund the law created.
A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.
Instead of looking for the new hire or the next great tech to protect federal networks, agency cybersecurity officials could get more done by befriending their financial counterparts.
To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.
At a Senate hearing, top Defense officials told lawmakers that a justification for the Pentagon's cloud procurement strategy called for in a recent spending bill will be submitted before the final request for proposals hits the street.
After a key subcommittee markup, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is now headed for the full House Armed Services Committee.
The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”