• Procurement
    security in the cloud (ShutterStock image)

    IBM's protest against the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud dismissed by GAO

    Amazon Web Services moved to intervene in Oracle's lawsuit over the Defense Department's JEDI cloud buy, as the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM's pre-award protest over the same procurement. 12/12/2018

  • Contracting
    (Image by Stephen VanHorn/Shutterstock)

    CBP's $297M HR systems contract yields just two hires

    In a management alert, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found that a year-old human resources system contract is CBP's almost $300 million hiring contract is seriously challenged by performance and technology issues, according to the DHS Inspector General. 12/11/2018

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

    GSA watchdog warns on management controls

    An edgy back and forth between the inspector general at the General Services Administration and the agency's administrator's office reveals tensions about management challenges. 12/10/2018

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

    GSA names new TTS lead

    Anil Cheriyan, a tech executive with CIO experience at a major financial institution, will lead the GSA's tech innovation shop beginning next year. 12/07/2018

  • Census
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Census adds test on controversial citizenship question

    Amid lawsuits and legal uncertainty, the Census Bureau announced plans to conduct a last-minute field test to measure the potential impact of the citizenship question on response rates and accuracy. 12/06/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS risk agency eyes January policy push

    The National Risk Management Center at the Department of Homeland Security plans to have lists of national critical functions and supply chain priorities in place by January. 12/06/2018

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle. 12/06/2018

  • Blockchain
    federal blockchain

    HHS expects ATO for blockchain acquisition solution this month

    The Department of Health and Human Services is making a big push to have the first blockchain-based program in the federal government with authority to operate certification. 12/05/2018

  • Defense
    cloud applications (chanpipat/Shutterstock.com)

    DEOS proposal expected to hit the street in February

    The Defense Department's $8 billion office enterprise cloud solution is on a tight timeline amid skepticism about whether customers will go for the plan. 12/03/2018

  • Acquisition
    business opportunity (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    IRS pilot program looks to jump-start IT innovation

    The IRS is laying the groundwork for a series of pilot projects over the next year to flesh out its IT modernization priorities. 12/03/2018

  • Workforce
    data protection (Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.com)

    OPM extends credit monitoring, expects new contract by year's end

    The Office of Personnel Management says it expects to wrap up the re-compete award for its credit monitoring contract covering those whose data was breached as part of the OPM hacks. 11/29/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
    VA headquarters in Wash., DC

    VA to rebid failing GI Bill benefits contract

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a reset on a troubled software project needed to deliver education benefits to veterans, but can it get things on track in a year? 11/29/2018

  • Budget
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Pay raise, MGT wrapped up in border wall fight

    As President Trump and lawmakers wrangle over funding for a border wall, a partial government shutdown looms. 11/27/2018

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

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication. 11/27/2018

  • Policy
    shutterstock id  628642592 By Gennady Danilkin

    OMB looks to freeze out federal data centers

    As part of a policy refresh, the Office of Management and Budget is putting new hurdles in place for agencies that want to acquire new or expand current physical data center facilities. 11/26/2018

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