FCW Insider: Oct. 16
Access to federal spending and vendor pricing data is one of the keys to the success of the General Services Administration's planned e-commerce platform. Mark Rockwell takes a deep dive.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud award could complicate the service's $1B, 5-year plan for cloud. Lauren C. Williams has the story.
The House Homeland Security Committee decamped to Gurnee, Ill. to take a look at the state of play when it comes to local election security efforts. Derek B. Johnson reports.
Recruiting top analytical talent into government is tough, the Defense Department's top management officer says, but the payoffs can be big. Troy K. Schneider takes a look at what DOD's data scientists are learning.
*** Booz Allen recently won a $1 billion modernization contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman takes a look at the protest to explain why Booz won despite not submitting the low bid.
*** A new book "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" shows how the demands of the decennial population count stimulated the growth of the U.S. computer industry. Read more from the book's author David Lindsay Roberts on GCN.
Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 2:04 AM