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    Focus on compute, not cloud, says GSA official

    Agencies have to put data center and cloud optimization plans together to come to cohesive solution for computing, said agency and industry experts. 11/12/2019

  • People
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    Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

    The General Services Administration's former top acquisition service official has a new job at an investment firm's cloud and cyber solutions company. 11/12/2019

  • Election Security
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    Report: election vendors need more federal oversight

    A virtual oligopoly over voting technology by three private vendors and a lack of federal regulatory pressure has led to dangerous security vulnerabilities in the nation's election infrastructure, according to a new report. 11/12/2019

  • Law Enforcement
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    Cryptocurrency tracking improves -- but how?

    The IRS and other tax enforcement agencies are touting big improvements in tracing the use of cryptocurrencies in tax evasion and other criminal schemes. They just don't want to talk about how. 11/08/2019

  • Acquisition
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    Vendors roll with GSA changes

    Vendors say they are OK with some of GSA's moves to acquisition interfaces and contract consolidation. 11/06/2019

  • Acquisition
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    GSA names 75 vendors to $5.5 billion hardware contract

    The governmentwide Second Generation Information Technology is designed to help federal agencies buy hardware and reduce administrative costs and overhead. 11/05/2019

  • Cloud
    DOD cloud

    Oracle pushes ahead with JEDI appeal

    After Microsoft's win in the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud contract, Oracle is still looking for a court to force the contract to be rebid. 11/05/2019

  • Telecom
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    Local government key to 5G for feds

    As advanced 5G wireless services spread out from large metro areas in the coming years, telecom carriers advise federal agencies with far-flung locations to work with local governments to get connected. 11/04/2019

  • Telecommunications
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    Rip and repay?

    The federal government is pushing U.S. telecoms to take out gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies that may threaten their networks, but who is going to pay for the work? 11/01/2019

  • Defense
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    DOD sets 5G test sites

    The Defense Department named five bases around the country to test emerging high speed 5G network applications. 11/01/2019

  • Acquisition
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    An insider's guide to avoiding procurement fraud

    Outright criminal procurement fraud is thankfully rare, but compliance issues in federal contracting often have legal ramifications. Good communication can help, according to a new book. 10/31/2019

  • Acquisition
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    DOD to get interim agile software rules

    A new adaptive acquisition framework being rolled out by the Defense Department will boost software development. 10/30/2019

  • Acquisition
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    Cloud, TBM reshaping federal IT

    According to a trade group forecast, the move to cloud is leading agencies away from shared services. 10/29/2019

  • Defense
    Dana Deasy, DOD Chief Information Officer, hosts a roundtable discussion on the enterprise cloud initiative with reporters, Aug. 9, 2019, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. (DoD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll)

    DOD CIO 'very confident' that White House influence didn't guide JEDI award

    At his Senate confirmation hearing, Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy said the department's $10 billion cloud contract was awarded by a team of experts. 10/29/2019

  • Cloud
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    Protest likely in JEDI cloud award

    While Amazon Web Services might seek redress in the JEDI procurement, a fast-changing market may be the biggest challenge to Microsoft fully capitalizing on its DOD cloud win. 10/28/2019

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