• WT Insider Analysis
    cloud-based security (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    Microsoft withdraws protest against U.S. Transcom's classified cloud plans

    A proposed sole-source task order with Amazon Web Services prompted the protest. It's still unclear how "the issues involved were resolved to Microsoft’s satisfaction." 03/13/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    ARPA-E tilts toward cyber

    The Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, which focused on making grants and loans to alternative energy companies under the Obama administration, may find a new lease on life as a cybersecurity skunkworks. 03/13/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Chip maker AMD faces claims of new bugs

    Security researchers from an Israeli company claim to have found over a dozen major bugs in AMD products, but infosec specialists have raised questions around the report's credibility and disclosure timeline. 03/13/2018

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock photo id 669226093 By Gorodenkoff

    Trump fills out intelligence oversight board

    The same day the nation's top diplomat was fired and a new CIA director announced, President Trump announced plans to fill out the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, including the addition of a former White House deputy CTO. 03/13/2018

  • Cloud
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

    At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy. 03/12/2018

  • Congress
    Mark Warner SSI hearing flickr

    Warner: U.S. is unprepared for cyber threats

    The vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes the U.S. is facing 21st century threats with obsolete technology and old ways of thinking. 03/12/2018

  • Acquisition
    mobile devices (Leonardo da/Shuterstock.com)

    GSA extends wireless bulk buying plan

    Citing savings and a developing agile contracting vehicle, GSA gives federal customers more time to work with its wireless blanket purchase agreements. 03/12/2018

  • Defense
    tactical glasses interface with dcgs-a U.S. Army photo by Sergeant First Class Kristine Smedley 2013

    Raytheon, Palantir win $876M battlefield tech contract

    After years of protests and legal wrangling, Palantir is finally part of the Army's battlefield intel analytics system. 03/12/2018

  • Cloud
    DOD cloud

    DOD's latest cloud moves leave plenty of questions

    Speculation is still swirling about the implications of the draft solicitation for JEDI -- and about why a separate agreement for cloud-migration services was scaled back so dramatically. 03/10/2018

  • Digital Gov
    Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    States aren't shifting voting tech, despite ballot security concerns

    Despite heightened scrutiny following the 2016 elections, a new study found virtually no difference in adoption of upgraded voting equipment or use of paper ballots. 03/09/2018

  • Drones
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    FAA expands low-altitude drone tests

    To support rapidly increasing commercial drone use, the FAA is set to expand testing of automated processing capabilities for operator authorizations. 03/09/2018

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock imageID: 281684063 By Mark Van Scyoc

    GAO: SSA chief has been 'acting' too long

    For the first time, an acting senior official elevated under the Trump administration has been cited for holding down a political job longer than allowed under the Vacancies Act. 03/09/2018

  • Health IT
    Shutterstock ID: 133503068 By ESB Professional

    VA goes all in on APIs

    The agency's new Lighthouse project looks to nurture a community of developers to build apps incorporating VA data. 03/09/2018

  • Comment
    teamwork on puzzle (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    A hollow administration?

    Hundreds of top agency positions remain unfilled in the Trump administration, but maybe some should stay that way. 03/08/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    computer hack (MARCUSZ2527/Shutterstock.com)

    White House hints at new cyber policies

    Changes sparked by the cybersecurity executive order are on the horizon, a top administration official said, as cyber workforce issues continue to challenge agencies. 03/08/2018

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Opinion that Matters

  • agile development (Kalakruthi/Shutterstock.com)

    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. 04/18/2018

  • Comment
    email security

    In defense of DMARC

    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

  • App-level approach to mobile management

    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018