• DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    Speeding up the military's 'kill chain'

    The military's need for quick technological development is hamstrung by politics, acquisition, and culture. FCW talks with former Senate staff director Christian Brose about his new book on the future of warfare.


  • Workforce
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    Senate bill would extend full-time federal telework for duration of COVID emergency

    The bill also would steer Technology Modernization Fund dollars to agency efforts to improve telework activities. 08/11/2020

  • 5G (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: Aug. 11

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 08/11/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Scammers spoof SBA to get disaster loan dollars

    The campaign was still active in early August, the latest evidence that the economic assistance tied to COVID-19 remains an attractive target for cyber criminals. 08/10/2020

  • Spectrum
    5G network (m_kow/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD agrees to spectrum sharing deal

    An expert panel convened by the Defense Department has offered 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum to share with commercial networks looking to build up U.S. 5G capacity. 08/10/2020

  • Comment
    cloud computing (ra2studio/Shutterstock.com)

    How commercial tech supports government COVID response

    Governments today must resist the temptation to simply "modernize" outdated or obsolete IT systems or, worse yet, develop custom government off the shelf solutions that rely on open source projects that provide 'zero cost' software, but also bring no guarantees of support. 08/10/2020


    FCW Insider: Aug. 10

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 08/10/2020

  • Acquisition
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Army extends software contracts under ITES

    The Army's enterprise software office extends a multiple award contract. 08/07/2020

  • Congress
    House chamber (House.gov)

    Court nixes challenge to proxy voting in Congress

    The ruling could be appealed, but it could also lay the groundwork for more substantive reforms, including remote voting. 08/07/2020

  • Oversight
    By Orhan Cam Royalty-free stock photo ID: 546416560 United States Capitol Building in Washington DC USA

    Senate Dems cast doubt on DOD watchdog pick

    Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said Jason Abend's nomination circumvented a vetting process set up by the 2008 Inspector General Reform Act. 08/07/2020

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