• Budget

    Congress keeps IRS spending on a short leash

    Senate appropriators are continuing a series of spending restrictions and reporting requirements for the IRS in FY2018, even as planned IT modernization lags.

  • Digital Gov

    Mapping our changing coastline

    Congress is looking to boost an ongoing project to aggregate U.S. coastal mapping data.

  • Contracting

    $50B Alliant 2 brings big management challenges

    With 61 vendors and counting on GSA's newest governmentwide acquisition contract award, effective management is key to making Alliant 2 work for agencies and industry alike.

  • Classified cloud now an option for federal agencies

    Amazon Web Services' new AWS Secret Region promises security that meets secret classification requirements.

  • Management

    State CIO to step down

    Frontis Wiggins will retire from federal service after a 32-year career.

  • Defense

    How AI can make use of DOD's data stockpile

    The Pentagon is sitting on a hoard of data but doesn't know what to do with it. A new report makes the case that artificial intelligence is the solution.

  • Congress

    Should Congress protect agricultural data?

    Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

  • Acquisition

    GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

    Long-awaited IT services GWAC includes 61 firms.

  • Contracting

    GSA adds hyperconverged infrastructure options to Schedule 70

    The General Services Administration adds cloud-friendly platforms to its biggest multiple award IT contract.

  • Point-Counterpoint

    A modest proposal to improve government IT

    Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.