• Defense
    Mr. David Spirk, U.S. Special Operations Command chief data officer, speaks to an audience during the USSOCOM Data Engineering Lab grand opening ceremony in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 25, 2019. The lab is an open-concept work environment and is the Command’s outpost of a larger DoD modernization eco-system, whose goal is to foster collaboration between Special Operations Forces professionals, data scientists, data architects, software developers, systems integrators and technologists. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Barry Loo)

    DOD taps Dave Spirk as chief data officer

    Spirk filled the same role at U.S. Special Operations Command, has an intelligence background and will help implement the department's modernization strategy. 06/19/2020

  • DNS IP addresses

    FCW Insider: June 19

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 06/19/2020

  • Telecommunications
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    GSA details Networx sunset

    The General Services Administration posted a plan to limit use of legacy telecommunications contracts to help agencies move to EIS. 06/18/2020

  • Cloud
    cloud applications (chanpipat/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal cloud demand shifts to apps

    The remote work challenges under the COVID-19 pandemic mean that once "nice-to-have" technologies are now mission critical, leaders said. 06/18/2020

  • Acquisition
    isolated PC

    Perspecta's NGEN protest denied

    The Government Accountability Office has denied Perspecta’s challenge of the $7.7 billion Navy NGEN award that went to Leidos. 06/18/2020

  • Cybersecurity

    NSA launches pilot program to secure defense contractors

    The National Security Agency is testing a secure domain name system model to better secure companies in the defense industrial base, which houses much of the nation's weapons technology. 06/18/2020

  • Surveillance eye against binary code background. By enzozo. Shutterstock ID 340300073

    FCW Insider: June 18

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 06/18/2020

  • Health IT
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    NIH creates central database for COVID-19

    The centralized database could provide sharper insight into coronavirus patients' needs. 06/17/2020

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD wants to overhaul its software development by 2025

    The Defense Department wants virtually all of its new software initiatives to use modern software development methodologies, such as agile and DevSecOps, by 2025. 06/17/2020

  • Congress
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    Congress targets COVID cyber fraud

    Pending bills would boost information sharing efforts, pay subsidies to affected states and individuals and move the Secret Service back to the Department of Treasury. 06/17/2020

  • Defense
    DOD cloud

    DOD plans new JEDI amendment

    The Pentagon says it expect to be able to finish its revisions and make a new award decision by Aug. 17. 06/17/2020

  • Workforce
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (center) stands with the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Robert Cardillo (right) and the Deputy Director Susan Gordon (left) during a visit for a town hall in Springfield, Va., Aug. 2, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

    A look at how the IC is getting back to work

    The coronavirus pandemic has pushed workers who are used to top-secret networks home. But as intel agencies begin bringing more personnel back, they'll have to contend with lingering anxieties. 06/17/2020

  • remote office (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: June 17

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 06/17/2020

  • Workforce
    office workers in masks (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com)

    Agencies begin slow return to the office as COVID restrictions ease

    Veterans Affairs, State, Agriculture and other federal agencies are ramping up operations and bringing more workers into the office. 06/16/2020

  • Workforce
    Image: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock

    Union heads urge caution as DHS looks to resume normal operations

    As the Department of Homeland Security considers the process of resuming normal operations, unions representing agency employees are calling on agency leadership to ensure that personnel have adequate resources to protect against exposure to COVID-19. 06/16/2020

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