• Telecom
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA pushes agencies to adopt EIS

    Some agency telecom buyers may be going slowly because of the dizzying array of services offered under GSA's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle. 05/29/2018

  • Management
    CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

    The evolving role of the CIO

    The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad. 05/29/2018

  • Comment
    Shutterstock id 318454598  By BEST-BACKGROUNDS

    How technical debt makes government software crap, and what we can do about it

    It takes a deliberate, concerted effort from experts to carefully untangle all the threads of bad software development practices and return the effort to coherence. 05/29/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS issues new directive to protect high-value assets

    The Binding Operational Directive announced May 25 is designed to bring a "more focused, integrated approach" to protecting federal systems from cyber attacks. 05/25/2018

  • Defense
    cloud playbook

    DOD CIO says there can't be one cloud to rule them all

    Dana Deasy told Congress at a FITARA hearing that when it comes to cloud, "there is no such thing as one solution." 05/25/2018

  • IT Modernization
    The White House (Photo by Sean Pavone / Shutterstock)

    OAI looks to build permanence before it disappears

    The Office of American Innovation is set to expire at the end of the Trump administration, but one key official sees its effect enduring at the agency level. 05/25/2018

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    House passes defense spending bill with fourth-estate cuts

    The $717 billion 2019 National Defense Authorization Act sailed through the House. 05/24/2018

  • Comment
    President Trump

    A silver bullet for budget formulation

    As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes. 05/24/2018

  • Defense
    secure chip (Virgiliu Obada/Shutterstock.com)

    Army looks to retool risk management

    Col. Donald Bray, the Army's acting cyber director, explained how the service is adapting the Defense Department’s risk management framework guidance to fit its operational needs. 05/24/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

    Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers. 05/24/2018

  • Social Media
    shutterstock photo ID: 172513469 By Ivelin Radkov

    Trump can't block Twitter critics, judge rules

    A federal judge took the side of First Amendment advocates and blocked social media users in a ruling that sets limits on what public officials can do to curate their Twitter accounts. 05/23/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    CDM acquisition gets simpler

    The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. 05/23/2018

  • Management
    modernization (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    CIOs push back on FITARA scores

    Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel. 05/23/2018

  • Mobile
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

    Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information. 05/23/2018

  • 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

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