• Workforce
    Navy person using keyboard

    Why DOD needs to think long term about cyber workforce

    As the Pentagon rushes to fill short-term cyber positions, it must focus on training and recruiting cyber warriors who can anticipate and adapt to future threats. 06/15/2017

  • Supercomputing
    Thunderbird Supercomputer at the Sandia National Labs.

    U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

    The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed. 06/15/2017

  • Cloud
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    FedRAMP trimming approval time, officials say

    The time for cloud services to clear the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program has been significantly accelerated. 06/14/2017

  • Defense
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    DISA and DOD work through shared pain points

    As DISA develops much of the architecture and infrastructure to facilitate the DOD's Joint Information Environment, the two entities are working through a range of growing pains. 06/14/2017

  • Cloud
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    CIA CIO: Private cloud 'the best decision we’ve ever made'

    Four years into its embrace of an on-premises cloud, the intelligence community is seeing both cost and mission benefits. 06/14/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

    House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions. 06/14/2017

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

    SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

    Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins. 06/14/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA accountability bill clears Congress

    The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections. 06/13/2017

  • Digital Services
    Shutterstock imag (by Benjamin Haas): cyber coded team.

    How digital service teams fit in the new administration

    Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    Report Card

    FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

    After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round. 06/13/2017

  • Management
    DHS logo

    New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

    Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress. 06/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer

    DHS execs own FLASH fail

    The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    President Trump

    COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material. 06/12/2017

  • Acquisition
    GSA logo

    Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

    Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service. 06/12/2017

  • Management
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    Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

    President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public. 06/12/2017