• Contracting
    room of computers

    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
    Shutterstock image: the White House.

    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
    Telecom VOIP Switch - Shutterstock

    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

  • Donald Trump at a September 2016 campaign event in Aston, Pa.  Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com

    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
    Shutterstock image (by R.T. Wohlstadter): blue binary tunnel, fractal illustration.

    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
    Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    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
    Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

    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

  • Digital Services
    US Digital Service

    Dickerson to Congress: USDS is delivering results

    The U.S. Digital Services' report to Congress details 2016 accomplishments across government. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    James Mattis

    Cyber plays small role in cordial Mattis hearing

    The Senate panel reviewing the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine general, to head the Defense Department focused on strategic threats and agency priorities, including Russia, nuclear modernization, the Pentagon budget and to a small extent, cyber. 01/12/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: open lock.

    Why risk management is critical in cybersecurity

    The concept of cybersecurity as a risk management problem is taking root in corporate boardrooms as well as inside government agencies. 01/12/2017

  • Defense
    Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

    Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

    Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility. 01/12/2017