FCW Insider

Blog archive

FCW Insider: July 12

The Department of Homeland Security is trying to unify its highly federated structure by switching to enterprise financial management. Mark Rockwell reports that the DHS push to unify is gathering momentum via two planned major acquisitions.

The Trump administration has yet to brief Congress on new rules governing offensive cyber operations, and some on the Hill – notably Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin -- are getting impatient. Derek B. Johnson has the story.

The Department of Transportation wants to keep the 5.9 GHz spectrum band reserved for connected vehicle technology, but the Federal Communications Commission has other plans. Mark has more.

The House of Representatives voted to add an amendment to the 2020 defense bill blocking the planned merger of the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration. At the same time OPM is leaning on GSA for IT acquisition support. Adam Mazmanian explains.

A successful cloud migration means that applications perform at the same levels or better after the transition. In an FCW commentary, Sami Begg, sales engineering manager for U.S. Federal at AppDynamics, offers his six steps to federal cloud migration success.

Quick Hits

*** Fed 100 winner Gil Alterovitz was tapped to be the first director of artificial intelligence at the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA plans to use AI to extract insights from its troves of clinical data.

*** The Professional Services Council announced that CGI Federal President Timothy Hurlebaus was nominated to the organization's executive committee. The appointment was made by PV Puvvada, president of Unisys Federal and chairman of PSC's board of directors.

*** GCN reports on a new secure cloud architecture for smart cities.

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 2:30 AM


  • Veterans Affairs
    Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    VA health record go-live pushed back to July

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying a planned initial deployment of its $16 billion electronic health record project by four months, but is promising added functionality at the go-live date.

  • Workforce
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Esper says he didn't seek the authority to gut DOD unions

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper told lawmakers he was waiting for a staff analysis of a recent presidential memo before deciding whether to leverage new authority.

Stay Connected


Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.