• Open government
    Shutterstock image (Dencg) : digital government concept.

    How does FOIA fit under the Trump administration?

    Without having yet received directives from the Trump administration, open government advocates from the public and private sectors are continuing their work on new Freedom of Information Act best practices. 01/26/2017

  • Congress

    Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

    Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity. 01/26/2017

  • Contracting
    Telecom VOIP Switch - Shutterstock

    Telecom transition is looming

    It's close to award time for GSA's huge next-generation telecom contract, and the agency has been working hard to set the stage for its implementation. 01/26/2017

  • Defense
    Image from Shutterstock.com

    Army and IBM head to the cloud

    The $62 million pilot program to build a private, on-premises cloud at the Redstone Arsenal will consolidate 11 data centers and pave the way for future Army cloud projects. 01/26/2017

  • Homeland Security
    Border fence. Shutterstock image.

    Border wall not a high-rise, warns former CBP head

    The president's proposed wall on the Mexican border will require close consultation with on-the-ground border agents to make sure what is put up doesn't go down like a previous effort did, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner says. 01/26/2017

  • Contracting
    Trump effect

    Trump tweets take IT contracting into uncertain territory

    Presidential comments about high costs of specific contracts and empty top IT slots worry some contractors, but some industry groups and even a federal CIO see glimpses of possible acquisition reform. 01/26/2017

  • Defense
    room of computers

    Navy closes in on NGEN recompete

    The Navy's Enterprise Networks Program Office will release draft RFP's in the coming months to solicit industry feedback on recompeting the multibillion Next Generation Enterprise Networks contract, expiring next year. 01/25/2017

  • Digital Gov
    Shutterstock image: data wall.

    Trump's pick for OMB sounds enthusiastic about the Data Act

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of enforcing the DATA Act to both Senate committees he faced as part of his confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget. 01/25/2017

  • Shutterstock image (by Ismagilov): businessman going up stairs.

    What GS-15s in contracting really think about government acquisition

    Steve Kelman sits down with feds in the Harvard Kennedy School's executive education program. 01/25/2017

  • Biometrics
    Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint.

    Fingerprint tech steps up

    IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies. 01/25/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

  • Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    GSA names top acquisition, GWAC managers

    Senior procurement execs from FCC and Treasury will head GSA's acquisition center and governmentwide IT contracts, including its huge EIS telecom vehicle. 01/25/2017

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

  • Comment

    The federal government must prioritize mobile now

    Mobile devices are in nearly every workplace, and increasingly serve as linchpins for authentication. Agencies must better understand and manage those risks. 01/24/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan. 01/24/2017