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  • Acquisition
    network security

    Key EIS transition deadline looms

    Agencies are entering a critical time for telecom transitions as March deadline to limit activity on an expiring contract vehicle approaches. 11/19/2019

  • Acquisition
    pentagon cloud

    Amazon to protest JEDI loss

    Citing "unmistakable bias," the cloud giant plans to sue the Department of Defense in the Court of Federal Claims to seek reconsideration of the award to Microsoft in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. 11/14/2019

  • Budget
    Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com DECEMBER 26, 2018: Sign at the visitor’s entrance of the US National Archives states it is closed due to the government shutdown. - Image

    Time for shutdown prep, says key trade group

    Even though another federal government shutdown might not be in the cards, contractors shouldn’t be complacent, according to the Professional Services Council. 11/13/2019

  • Defense
    Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

    Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms. 11/12/2019

  • Cloud
    business processes in the cloud

    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
    GSA

    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
    voting security

    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
    blockchain

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

    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
    5G (dencg/Shutterstock.com)

    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
    5G  (Andrey Suslov/Shutterstock.com)

    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
    5G (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    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
    By Billion Photos Royalty-free stock photo ID: 679032985 Fraud. - Image

    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

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