• security in the cloud (ShutterStock image)

    IBM's protest against the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud dismissed by GAO

    Amazon Web Services moved to intervene in Oracle's lawsuit over the Defense Department's JEDI cloud buy, as the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM's pre-award protest over the same procurement. 12/12/2018

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    DOJ preps major push around ID management

    The Department of Justice is gearing up to build an extensive identity and access management portfolio for employees and contractors over the next three years. 12/12/2018

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    Behind the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud push are big plans for data and AI

    In a congressional update on AI investments, Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy explains linkages to enterprise cloud. 12/12/2018

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    Agencies take a beating in 2018 Best Places to Work report

    The federal government generally looks like a less enjoyable place to work than it did a year ago, and a dearth of effective leadership gets most of the blame. 12/12/2018

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    OMB expands definition of high-value assets

    The Office of Management and Budget is making sure all agencies develop plans to protect their most sensitive, most valuable cybersecurity assets, and designate an agency-level office or team to secure them. 12/11/2018

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    CBP's $297M HR systems contract yields just two hires

    In a management alert, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found that a year-old human resources system contract is CBP's almost $300 million hiring contract is seriously challenged by performance and technology issues, according to the DHS Inspector General. 12/11/2018

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    Watchdog: IRS botched Linux migration

    Poor IT governance has prevented the IRS from making progress on a long-term effort to migrate 141 legacy applications from proprietary vendor software to open-source Linux operating systems, according to an audit. 12/11/2018

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    Shutdown appears more likely after Oval Office squabble

    An Oval Office photo op devolved into public squabble as President Donald Trump and top Democrats argued on camera about a possible government shutdown. 12/11/2018

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    Senate clears DHS info-sharing bill

    The Senate cleared a bill to boost information sharing and data access at the Department of Homeland Security, sending it one step closer to the president's desk. 12/10/2018

  • GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA watchdog warns on management controls

    An edgy back and forth between the inspector general at the General Services Administration and the agency's administrator's office reveals tensions about management challenges. 12/10/2018

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    Oracle sues DOD over $10 billion cloud buy

    After losing out in a Government Accountability Office bid protest, Oracle is taking its case against the Pentagon's proposed $10 billion, 10-year cloud infrastructure deal to federal court. 12/07/2018

  • GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA names new TTS lead

    Anil Cheriyan, a tech executive with CIO experience at a major financial institution, will lead the GSA's tech innovation shop beginning next year. 12/07/2018

  • U.S. Capitol (Photo by Orhan Cam / Shutterstock)

    Congress punts funding decisions to Dec. 21

    The House and the Senate voted to push off negotiations over an imminent funding lapse, putting off a political fight over the border wall until just before Christmas. 12/06/2018

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    Census adds test on controversial citizenship question

    Amid lawsuits and legal uncertainty, the Census Bureau announced plans to conduct a last-minute field test to measure the potential impact of the citizenship question on response rates and accuracy. 12/06/2018

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    DHS risk agency eyes January policy push

    The National Risk Management Center at the Department of Homeland Security plans to have lists of national critical functions and supply chain priorities in place by January. 12/06/2018

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