• Comment

    The security aspects of modernization

    A White House plan and a recent survey of federal IT leaders highlight the need for collaboration when it comes to creating a secure, modern IT environment.

  • Critical Read

    A how-to software guide for federal managers

    A guide from 18F aimed at federal managers without a software engineering background prioritizes continuous, incremental improvement and user-centered design.

  • State Department names new tech policy lead

    In the wake of a decision to eliminate a special coordinator for cybersecurity issues, the department has tapped a key Hill staffer for a new deputy assistant secretary post.

  • Telecom

    How GSA can make its $50B telecom contract succeed

    The Government Accountability Office wants to see better transition planning as agencies start to move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract.

  • Oversight

    Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC

    While rating the IT security as "generally effective," an audit of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Region IV office found several lapses that could leave sensitive data exposed.

  • Workforce

    Amid reorg, agency leaders push for SES reforms

    Amid reorganization and downsizing, agency leaders want to ensure there's a healthy pipeline for the senior executive service to carry out its mission.

  • Cloud

    USAF awards $1B cloud deal

    Dell EMC, Microsoft and General Dynamics are the winners in what's being called the largest-ever federal cloud award.

  • Digital Gov

    LOC launches digital labs

    The Library of Congress wants innovators to find new ways to explore and utilize the institution's vast digital collections.

  • Acquisition

    Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

    Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details.

  • Defense

    Navy delays 2018 NGEN award schedule

    The Navy announced a five-month delay in its award schedule for two of its IT contracts to implement a new 'sprint' process.