• Defense
    Frank Kendall

    DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

    Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good. 01/18/2017

  • Comment
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    How to foster an innovation culture in government

    To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change. 01/18/2017

  • Congress
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    Why Congress lags in tech

    Congress is failing to integrate advanced IT into its day to day operations and tight budgets, staff turnover and decentralization are just some of the reasons why. 01/17/2017

  • VA OIG SEAL

    VA watchdog seeks CIO

    The office of the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a deputy assistant IG for its management and administration division who will also have CIO responsibilities. 01/17/2017

  • Contracting
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    Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

    One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds. 01/17/2017

  • Transition
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    Trump taps family friend as tech adviser

    President-elect Donald Trump named Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives. 01/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Is a unified .gov network the way to go?

    The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made 53 recommendations last year, but some experts are questioning the call to create a unified .gov network. 01/17/2017

  • Congress
    Wikimedia image: Michael Thomas McCaul, Sr. (U.S. Representative for Texas

    House leaders back plan to authorize DHS

    The Department of Homeland Security hasn't been authorized by Congress since it was created in 2002, but a move to change that is gaining momentum in the House. 01/17/2017

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    Trump's triumph

    Steve Kelman suggests the president-elect's brash communication style could prove effective in office as well. 01/17/2017

  • Open Data
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    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official. 01/13/2017

  • Critical Read

    NTIA: The internet of things doesn't need new rules

    The National Telecommunications and Information Agency offers its take on how to foster the emerging technological ecosystem known as the internet of things. 01/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    FCW magazine

    What to make of the Alliant 2 protest rulings

    With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof? 01/13/2017

  • Cloud
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    Microsoft cloud gets Pentagon's top security rating

    Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings have earned a provisional authority to operate certification at Level 5, the highest security level for unclassified information. 01/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Can government alone protect cyberspace?

    A former White House cyber specialist argues that government will be overwhelmed if it has to tackle threats alone. 01/12/2017