• Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    AWS lawsuit alleges 'improper pressure' from Trump on JEDI

    President Donald Trump personally steered a $10-billion cloud computing contract away from frontrunner Amazon Web Services out of personal and political animus against Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, according to the details of a lawsuit released publicly Dec. 9.


  • Drones
    drone signals (Thongsuk Atiwannakul/Shutterstock.com)

    FAA looks to the private sector for drone user testing platform

    The Federal Aviation Administration is turning to unmanned aircraft manufacturers, retailers and others in the commercial supply chain to help it develop an electronic platform to support a drone owner safety testing capability. 12/13/2019

  • Cloud
    cloud (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    More agencies are using FedRAMP, but some are still going rogue

    While hundreds of additional government cloud projects are being vetted for cybersecurity every year, a GAO audit makes clear that many agencies are still standing up programs without going through FedRAMP. 12/13/2019

  • IT Modernization
    tech budget (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    GAO frets about TMF payback, fees

    The Technology Modernization Fund – the $125 million pool of no-year money appropriated to fast-track technology upgrades – has some potential operational problems, according to an oversight report. 12/13/2019

  • shutterstock id  ID: 760868398 By sdecoret

    FCW Insider: Dec. 13

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/13/2019

  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Appropriators agree 'in principle' on 2020 funding

    Details of a plan to avoid a shutdown will be hashed out over the weekend with bills coming for a vote next week, according to top lawmakers. 12/12/2019

  • Identity
    two-factor authentication (Sentavio/Shutterstock.com)

    TTS seeks ID management partner

    The leader of GSA's Technology Transformation Service wants agency and industry partners to help it develop a common framework for identity management that could eventually become a federal shared service. 12/12/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    critical infrastructure security (Ravil Sayfullin/Shutterstock.com)

    Senate's CISA subpoena bill adds privacy protections to DHS proposal

    The draft legislation would require DHS to set up internal protocols to document and justify how it uses the authority and report to Congress on its effectiveness. 12/12/2019

  • Oversight
    detail of FITARA 9.0 scorecard via the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee website

    FITARA scores trend up, but concerns on data centers, CIO authorities remain

    At the ninth House hearing on implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, many agencies showed improvement, but lawmakers cited familiar problems. 12/12/2019

  • Workforce
    Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com DECEMBER 26, 2018: Sign at the visitor’s entrance of the US National Archives states it is closed due to the government shutdown. - Image

    Shutdown threat stokes financial anxiety among feds

    A new survey says annual leave, travel, spending are down as feds budget for furloughs or missing paychecks. 12/12/2019

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