• Defense
    Shutterstock image: weapons tech design

    Report: DOD needs new strategy to regain technological edge

    The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge. 12/14/2016

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: United States passport with an unidentifiable credit card resting underneath it.

    IG: State's consular tech upgrade is slow going

    Despite improvements in management, the effort to modernize the State Department's disparate consular IT systems is lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general report. 12/14/2016

  • Government Operations
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

    House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now. 12/14/2016

  • Intelligence
    satellite image of US at night

    NGA's CIBORG seeks commercial data

    NGA is collaborating with GSA to purchase unclassified imagery and data from commercial providers through its new CIBORG program. 12/13/2016

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image: the White House.

    White House honors federal workforce

    The White House honored federal employees by recognizing the range of achievements and the ways the workforce has influenced how government operates by leveraging technology over the past eight years 12/13/2016

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    Cyber, contracting, HR experts join Trump agency teams

    The Trump transition team names former OPM and DHS officials to GSA, DHS landing teams. 12/13/2016

  • Software
    Shutterstock image.

    Sluggish apps more than just annoying, study says

    Balky network apps can create problems for agencies' IT modernization efforts, a new survey of federal employees suggests. 12/13/2016

  • Acquisition
    DHS CIO Luke McCormack

    DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

    The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests. 12/13/2016

  • Social Media
    Image: NASA

    One giant leap for government memes

    NASA expands its social media portfolio to include Giphy, Pinterest. 12/13/2016

  • Open Data
    Shutterstock image: underlying data.

    Senate backs open gov bill

    The Senate approved the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary Government Data Act by unanimous consent Dec. 10, and supporters of the bill are optimistic about its chances in the 115th Congress. 12/12/2016

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Political battle escalates over charges of Russia election hacks

    More members of Congress are joining the call for investigations of Russia's election hacking while the president-elect condemns the CIA and its findings. 12/12/2016

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Gustafson, Mayock get 11th-hour confirmations

    Commerce IG and OMB deputy director for management posts are filled after multimonth vacancies. 12/12/2016

  • Oversight
    dollar signs

    IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

    Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog. 12/12/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    The director of the Office of Management and Budget sets a January deadline for details on civilian agencies' most critical IT systems. 12/12/2016

  • IT Modernization
    FAA NextGen

    FAA closes in on Next Gen Data Comms

    The Federal Aviation Administration is close to its goal of deploying text communication capabilities to 56 air traffic control towers by year's end. 12/12/2016