• Defense
    NASA opens Space Apps Challenge

    DOD releases 4-part plan for Space Force

    Vice President Mike Pence announced the Defense Department’s plan to create the military’s sixth branch. 08/09/2018

  • Defense
    DIUx is now just DIU

    DIUx gets rebranded

    The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is no longer experimental, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced. 08/09/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    data scan (Titima Ongkantong/Shutterstock.com)

    NARA is doing great at email, website security. Maybe

    An audit finds the National Archives and Records Administration is well on its way to complying with a DHS directive to boost email and website security, but the agency's measurements need improvement. 08/09/2018

    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult. 08/09/2018

  • Acquisition
    Laptop keyboard with a feedback button

    Agencies want standard survey for acquisition feedback

    Three agencies have begun the process of creating a universal feedback form for the Acquisition 360 effort that would allow public reviews of federal acquisitions. 08/08/2018

  • Congress
    social monitoring

    Social media use is booming in Congress. That has implications for the rest of government

    With practically every member of Congress now on at least one social media platform, it’s easier than ever to reach legislators and influence their decision-making. 08/08/2018

  • Management
    Department of Veterans Affairs (Photo: bakdc / Shutterstock)

    The shadow rulers of the VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is scrambling to modernize massive systems, reform its workforce and fill key leadership roles. According to ProPublica, a cadre of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago connections is secretly shaping those efforts and many others. 08/08/2018

  • IT Management
    (Image: jorgen mcleman/Shutterstock)

    Agencies still lag in empowering their CIOs. What gives?

    Despite legislation, other congressional pressures and a presidential executive order aimed at expanding the authorities of CIOs, most agencies still lack policies to make those requirements a reality. 08/08/2018

  • Comment

    As the IoT grows, so do the risks

    Agencies must rethink their security as both the logical and physical attack surfaces expand. 08/07/2018

  • Defense

    NBIB move to DOD looks increasingly likely

    National Background Investigations Bureau Director Charles Phalen discusses the Trump administration's plan to move the organization under the Defense Department. 08/07/2018

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders. 08/07/2018

  • People
    Man picking a single green piece among white pieces

    GSA gets new head of services office

    A former OPM executive will lead GSA’s planned Service Management Office as the agencies merge operations. 08/07/2018

  • People

    DHS' Mosley headed to FDIC

    Sara Mosley, the chief enterprise architect for the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, will be leaving her post in mid-August. 08/06/2018

  • Defense
    geospatial app (dolphfyn/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD cracks down on geolocation devices and services

    The Defense Department now prohibits personnel from using geolocation devices, applications or services in any area where military operations are being conducted. 08/06/2018

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture. 08/06/2018

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