• Workforce
    shutterstock workforce hands

    OPM urges agencies to rethink employee discipline

    In a new guidance, the Office of Personnel Management offers details on implementing a planned rule on federal employee discipline.

  • Comment
    Online document management (Jirsak/Shutterstock.com)

    One small policy change means a big difference for citizens

    The CASES Act is a significant step in the right direction for enhancing the citizen experience. Legislators should use this as a guidepost to rework other outdated policies that were originally intended to protect citizens but are long overdue for a refresh.

  • Defense
    abstract view of data (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Army CIO teases data strategy

    Army CIO Bruce Crawford said the service is ready to release its data strategy, which will resemble more of a set of standards to manage the service's data lakes.

  • Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    FCW Insider: Oct. 8

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 10/08/2019

  • Veterans Affairs
     Veterans Matthew Wade and Roger Brannon play Xbox as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on.

    VA embraces gaming as therapy for injured vets

    The VA plans to offer gaming as an alternative form of therapy and to improve socialization for veterans with limited mobility through a partnership with Microsoft. 10/07/2019

  • Aquisition
    browser in cloud

    DEOS cloud set for a do-over

    After a protest, the General Services Administration and the Defense Information Systems Agency are planning to take another look at their $7.6 billion cloud award. 10/07/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    NIST looking for partners to secure energy IoT

    The agency is looking for new methods for secure connected devices in the U.S. energy industrial sector, from sensors attached to machinery and vehicles to insecure devices that help transmit data from distribution control systems. 10/07/2019

  • Acquisition
    customer experience (garagestock/Shutterstock.com)

    NASA's big contract vehicle lowers fee

    In the wake of a flush spending season, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement cuts agency customers a better deal. 10/07/2019

  • information sharing (Jirsak/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: Oct. 7

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 10/07/2019

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM gets cranking on workforce orders

    After a judicial injunction was lifted, the Office of Personnel Management ordered agencies to resume plans to fully implement new workforce policies contained in three controversial executive orders. 10/05/2019

  • Law Enforcement
    cloud for law enforcement

    US, UK reach CLOUD Act agreement

    The agreement will cover a "broad class" of crimes and investigations, including a promise not to target each other's residents and assurances that exchanges are compatible with data protection laws. 10/04/2019

  • Acquisition
    communications (windwheel/Shutterstock.com)

    Two more big agencies issue EIS task orders

    The Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service both signed off on EIS contracts last month. 10/04/2019

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress. 10/04/2019

  • 5G network (jamesteohart/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: Oct. 4

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 10/04/2019

  • Defense
    Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger addresses Marines and Sailors during a town hall visit at Marine Corps Base Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 22, 2019.  Photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall

    USMC commandant nixes prospect of zero-based budget review

    Gen. David Berger, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, said it's unlikely the service will adopt a programmatic review like the Army’s "night court" process. 10/03/2019

  • Telecom
    5G (BeeBright/Shutterstock.com)

    5G emerges with some asterisks

    Agencies and suppliers working to address emerging issues for the next-generation wireless technology. 10/03/2019

  • Election Security
    voting security

    Former officials flag disinformation as top threat to U.S. elections

    Three years after Russia waged a covert propaganda campaign against U.S. voters, the federal government has done little to address the problem through legislation or executive action. 10/03/2019

  • GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    FCW Insider: Oct. 3

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 10/03/2019

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