• 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
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    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

  • Defense
    shutterstock ID: 377287183 By Rei and Motion Studio

    NGA deputy director talks acquisition overhaul

    National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Justin Poole said the key to acquisition reform is more autonomy. 05/10/2018

  • Oversight
    health data (Supphachai Salaeman/Shutterstock.com)

    Senate probes VA's electronic health record spending

    Multiple delays in signing a contract for a commercial electronic health record have lawmakers wondering when the money they appropriated will be spent. 05/10/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    For better cybersecurity, be nice to your CFO

    Instead of looking for the new hire or the next great tech to protect federal networks, agency cybersecurity officials could get more done by befriending their financial counterparts. 05/01/2018

  • Comment
    By alphaspirit shutterstock photo ID: 171785249

    4 steps toward IT consolidation

    To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results. 04/30/2018

  • Acquisition
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    EIS gets best-in-class handle

    GSA's big, next-generation telecommunications contract, as well as its supporting contracts, get favored designation from OMB. 04/27/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud computing (Shutterstock.com)

    DOD says JEDI strategy coming May 7

    At a Senate hearing, top Defense officials told lawmakers that a justification for the Pentagon's cloud procurement strategy called for in a recent spending bill will be submitted before the final request for proposals hits the street. 04/27/2018

  • Workforce
    By Vizual Studio Royalty-free stock photo ID: 174115661

    Feds face unexpected taxes on moving expenses

    Two Democratic senators want rules in place to make sure federal employees who relocate for work can't be taxed for moving expenses under the new tax law. 04/25/2018

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