• Comment
    Shutterstock ID 792858589 by Andrey_Popov

    The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

    The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud. 05/30/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DHS CIO plans multi-cloud strategy

    John Zangardi is spinning up a cloud steering group to develop an enterprisewide strategy for DHS that will include multiple providers. 05/29/2018

  • Telecom
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    GSA pushes agencies to adopt EIS

    Some agency telecom buyers may be going slowly because of the dizzying array of services offered under GSA's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle. 05/29/2018

  • Management
    CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

    The evolving role of the CIO

    The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad. 05/29/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

    Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers. 05/24/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    CDM acquisition gets simpler

    The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. 05/23/2018

  • Management
    modernization (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    CIOs push back on FITARA scores

    Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel. 05/23/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock  ID: 402857011 By vectorfusionart

    USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

    The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks." 05/23/2018

  • Oversight
    shutterstock id ID: 136789151 By Leszek Glasner

    FITARA grades continue their slide

    More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard. 05/22/2018

  • Shared Services
    Shutterstock ID 792858589 by Andrey_Popov

    GSA previews $2.5 billion payroll acquisition

    The General Services Administration is looking to acquire a commercial software solution for government payroll. 05/18/2018

  • Congress
    mobile devices (Leonardo da/Shuterstock.com)

    Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

    An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle. 05/18/2018

  • Shared Services
    business management (Alexander Supertramp/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA takes the long view on shared services

    Agency transition to shared services could be eased by the same fee model that supports agencies move to the EIS telecom contract. 05/16/2018

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

    GSA moves grant site

    The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management. 05/16/2018

  • Supply Chain
    Stock photo ID: 690212074 By Michael Candelori

    Commerce will revisit ZTE sanctions at Trump's request

    The U.S. government will revisit harsh sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE, despite years of complaints by U.S. officials that the communications giant violates trade laws and may facilitate Chinese espionage. 05/14/2018

  • Defense
    security in the cloud (ShutterStock image)

    JEDI report to Congress calls out Pentagon's fractured cloud strategy

    The report criticizes the proliferation of more than 500 cloud acquisition and migration efforts as being "reminiscent of DOD's current legacy information technology environment, which is not optimized for the 21st century." 05/14/2018

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