• Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.


  • DOD cloud

    FCW Insider: Nov. 15

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/15/2019

  • Intelligence
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    ODNI says it does not collect geolocation data under Patriot Act

    Intelligence agencies say they haven't used a controversial surveillance law to collect cell location data since a landmark Supreme Court case last year, but reserve the right to do so in the future. 11/14/2019

  • Acquisition
    pentagon cloud

    Amazon to protest JEDI loss

    Citing "unmistakable bias," the cloud giant plans to sue the Department of Defense in the Court of Federal Claims to seek reconsideration of the award to Microsoft in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. 11/14/2019

  • Defense
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    Navy CIO talks innovation, cybersecurity and CMMC

    Navy CIO Aaron Weis said DOD's upcoming unified cyber standard will help close the innovation gap by adopting industry standards, but ultimately the onus is on the Defense Department to set the tempo. 11/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS wants better coordination on ICS security

    A top cyber official at the Department of Homeland Security said the agency is looking across industrial sectors and federal agencies when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber and physical threats. 11/14/2019

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    FCW Insider: Nov. 14

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/14/2019

  • Congress
    open source election technology

    House panel mulls new election tech specs

    The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will mark up new legislation Nov. 14 that would mandate new research into voting machine cybersecurity vulnerabilities and update the way the government certifies such equipment. 11/13/2019

  • People
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    Chad Wolf poised to take over DHS

    The Senate confirmed Wolf as undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans, clearing the way for him to advance to replace Kevin McAleenan as acting head of the Department of Homeland Security. 11/13/2019

  • Workforce
    financial technology (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Thrift Board backs China investment over lawmakers' objections

    Despite criticism from multiple U.S. Senators, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board affirmed a move to invest in an index fund that includes Chinese state-owned companies. 11/13/2019

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    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. 10/27/2019

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    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method. 09/19/2019

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    Moving out smartly on cloud and modernization

    The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy takes a thoughtful approach to IT modernization. 09/09/2019