• People
    Bill Zielinski via gov matters

    Zielinski to take over as GSA's top IT buyer

    With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service. 08/16/2018

  • Budget
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    Budget uncertainty is routine. What makes 2018 different?

    Continuing resolutions and funding uncertainty have been the "new normal" for years, but experts at the Professional Services Council say that this year presents new challenges. 08/15/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DISA seeks metrics for cloud SLAs

    An interagency working group is putting together a catalog of service level agreement metrics that all federal agencies could use for commercial cloud contracts. 08/14/2018

  • Procurement
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    Census grapples with IT and (now) paper challenges

    In addition to questions over systems readiness and cybersecurity, the first-ever online census is now working to straighten out issues on the paper-based side of the decennial population count -- all against a ticking clock. 08/14/2018

  • People
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    Longtime acquisition exec Kay Ely to retire

    Ely plans to work on efforts to merge Office of Personnel Management back-office operations into the General Services Administration and then retire from federal service. 08/13/2018

  • Comment

    A closer look at DOD’s cloudy JEDI contract

    A government-reform watchdog warns that the Pentagon's massive cloud procurement is on the wrong path. 08/10/2018

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult. 08/09/2018

  • Acquisition
    Laptop keyboard with a feedback button

    Agencies want standard survey for acquisition feedback

    Three agencies have begun the process of creating a universal feedback form for the Acquisition 360 effort that would allow public reviews of federal acquisitions. 08/08/2018

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders. 08/07/2018

  • People
    Man picking a single green piece among white pieces

    GSA gets new head of services office

    A former OPM executive will lead GSA’s planned Service Management Office as the agencies merge operations. 08/07/2018

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture. 08/06/2018

  • Oversight
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    GAO: NNSA needs better contract oversight

    The agency responsible for the security and maintenance of the nation’s nuclear stockpile should have a better handle on its maintenance and operations contract documents, a new audit finds. 08/06/2018

  • IT Modernization
    paths (cybrain/Shutterstock.com)

    Can the Technology Modernization Fund get traction?

    With uncertainty about the fiscal year 2019 funding for the TMF, agencies are still vying for the remaining 2018 dollars, but concerns about using the central fund persist. 08/03/2018

  • People
    Image: Serg001 / Shutterstock

    Collins-Smee leaving GSA

    One of the primary architects of GSA’s Centers of Excellence program will return to the private sector at the end of August. 08/02/2018

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    Phase II Centers of Excellence solicitations are out

    USDA and GSA pushed out requests for proposals to help implement the next stage of the administration's Centers of Excellence program, but they require a quick turnaround. 08/02/2018

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