• Cloud
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    Pentagon's AI chief: lack of enterprise cloud 'has slowed us down'

    The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has been hampered by enterprise cloud program delays, but is pivoting with the Air Force's help. 05/22/2020

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

    Exit Interview: Bill Zielinski

    The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview. 05/22/2020

  • Defense
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    DOD taps Alliant 2 for AI

    The Defense Department used one of the General Services Administration's government wide contracts to get AI for future warfighting capabilities. 05/18/2020

  • innovation (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively. 05/14/2020

  • Acquisition
    man clicking on shopping cart icon (Nata-Lia/Shutterstock.com)

    NITAAC says it can fill in for STARS

    The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the slack for GSA's STARS II 8(a) small business set aside contract’s early cut off. 05/11/2020

  • Congress
    tech budget

    In COVID relief, lawmakers look to help states with legacy IT

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House leaders to include funding for states to modernize their technology infrastructure with an eye to a cloud-first approach, shared services that deliver functionality to cities and towns and some oversight of state technology plans as a condition of receiving funding. 05/11/2020

  • Defense
    grasping innovation (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

    DIU chief: Earnings focus thwarts innovation

    The head of DOD's Defense Innovation Unit suggested that any technology race with China commands a dramatic shift in U.S. market strategies. 05/08/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Lessons learned from the rocky transition of FedBizOpps

    GSA's beta.SAM contracting system modernization is moving ahead, incorporating lessons learned from earlier shift. 05/05/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Trump wants foreign gear out of the U.S. grid

    An executive order issued by the Trump administration May 1 declared a national emergency and imposes new restrictions on the purchase and use of foreign-made equipment and technology used in the U.S. bulk-power system. 05/02/2020

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

    Infrastructure readiness lags behind VA health record plans

    The first go-live date for the Cerner health record at a VA facility was delayed first because of readiness problems and then because of COVID-19 pandemic, but an oversight report indicates that infrastructure woes plagued the project almost from the beginning. 05/01/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cyber and other transaction agreements

    Other transaction agreements will be subject to the Defense Department’s unified cybersecurity standard, according to Katie Arrington, DOD’s chief information security officer for acquisition. 04/30/2020

  • Defense
    U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Service Committee, is briefed on the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during his visit at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

    HASC chairman: DOD doesn't need more stimulus money

    Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), the House Armed Services Committee chairman, said the Defense Department doesn't need any more money from a future coronavirus stimulus bill. 04/29/2020

  • Oversight
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    Paycheck protection, other pandemic response to garner 'flash' oversight

    Agency inspectors general told Congress that the $2.2 trillion in spending to speed recovery and heal economic damage caused by the pandemic would be subject to quick oversight. 04/29/2020

  • Management
    checking data (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    CISA tapped as shared services provider for cyber

    The Office of Management and Budget formally designated Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency as the first Quality Service Management Office for shared services. 04/28/2020

  • Acquisition
    Bill Zielinski via gov matters

    Big changes on GSA's IT category team

    Bill Zielinski, who had been the face of the agency's next-generation, $50 billion telecommunications contract, is leaving to become a municipal CIO. 04/27/2020

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