• Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Kent leaves solid legacy

    In 30 months as federal CIO, Suzette Kent make a lasting impact on the government's cloud, data, cybersecurity and emerging tech efforts.


  • Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    FCW Insider: July 15

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 07/15/2020

    gears and money (zaozaa19/Shutterstock.com)

    House panel advances FY2021 DOD spending bill

    The House Appropriations Committee passed its 2021 defense spending bill along party lines, 30-22, including funding for COVID-19 procurement and support for cyber workforce recruitment. 07/14/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    NDAA process is now loaded with Solarium cyber amendments

    Much of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's agenda is being pushed into this year's defense authorization process, including its crown jewel idea of a national cyber director. 07/14/2020

  • Comment
    working smarter (rudall30/Shutterstock.com)

    Secure and rapid modernization takes innovation from all sides

    As the past few months have shown, close collaboration and aggressive sharing of lessons learned can pay big dividends. 07/14/2020

  • Defense
     		U.S. Department of Defense Acting Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman delivers remarks at the inaugural DOD Gears of Government Awards, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

    DOD CMO boasts $11B in savings as Congress moves to cut position

    The Defense Department has saved $11 billion in the past two years thanks to reform efforts, said Lisa Hershman, DOD's chief management officer. 07/14/2020

  • Acquisition
    5 stars (NicoElNino/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies improving contracting forecasts

    Second survey of dozens of federal agencies shows they’re improving their contracting forecast data making it easier for contractors to follow, according to contracting group. 07/14/2020

  • US China interdependency

    FCW Insider: July 14

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 07/14/2020

  • Budget
    funding (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    House Appropriations keeps moving on FY21 funding billls

    Appropriation for the Departments of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services clears committee, includes emergency funding for state unemployment programs. 07/13/2020

  • Workforce
    goverment spending (Shutterstock.com)

    House members push 3% pay raise for civilian federal workers

    Citing pay parity and COVID-19 resiliency, lawmakers urge Appropriations Committee to rethink planned 1% increase. 07/13/2020

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