• Management
    handing over files (Billion Photos/Shutterstock.com)

    Will Trump's reorg plan get a boost from Congress?

    The White House proposed a wide-ranging plan that would consolidate and reorganize cabinet-level agencies, but it won't get far without backing from Congress.

  • Cloud
    cloud computing

    The power of PaaS

    As agencies seek to modernize, can platforms strike a better balance between standardization and productivity?

  • Defense
    cloud security

    DISA takes the lead in continuous monitoring clearance tech

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is spearheading a continuous monitoring solution that it hopes will virtually eliminate the reinvestigation process for security clearance holders and reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 cases.

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

    Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers. 05/24/2018

  • Social Media
    shutterstock photo ID: 172513469 By Ivelin Radkov

    Trump can't block Twitter critics, judge rules

    A federal judge took the side of First Amendment advocates and blocked social media users in a ruling that sets limits on what public officials can do to curate their Twitter accounts. 05/23/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    CDM acquisition gets simpler

    The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program. 05/23/2018

  • Management
    modernization (alphaspirit/Shutterstock.com)

    CIOs push back on FITARA scores

    Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel. 05/23/2018

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

    Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

    Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information. 05/23/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock  ID: 402857011 By vectorfusionart

    USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

    The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks." 05/23/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    data scan (Titima Ongkantong/Shutterstock.com)

    What has DHS learned from phases 1 and 2 of CDM?

    Halfway through a four-phase implementation, feds running the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program want to retool the process to ensure the back half runs smoother than the front half did. 05/22/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
    Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

    Vacancies Act rules won't hold up Wilkie nomination

    The leaders of the Senate committee who will hold the confirmation hearing for Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs said they didn't expect the nominee's status as acting head of department to be a problem. 05/22/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock photo ID: 200726867 By chuyuss

    Questions remain on Energy's cyber shop

    There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department's new cybersecurity office, some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles. 05/22/2018

  • Congress
    IoT

    House panel mulls IoT survey

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing the government to review the state of play regarding internet-of-things devices and their uses. 05/22/2018

  • Oversight
    shutterstock id ID: 136789151 By Leszek Glasner

    FITARA grades continue their slide

    More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard. 05/22/2018

  • Defense
    business opportunity (Khakimullin Aleksandr/Shutterstock.com)

    The thinking behind DISA's $8 billion DEOS contract

    DISA leaders said the Defense Department's multibillion dollar business solutions contract will be "a constantly evolving service." 05/21/2018

  • Emerging Tech
    pedestrians (oneinchpunch/Shutterstock.com)

    NASA wants predictive analytics for drone-crash casualties

    The agency is asking for risk management and decision-making tools that can help it accurately estimate the deaths and injuries caused by a drone that crashes into a populated area. 05/21/2018

  • Comment
    machine data (pluie_r/Shutterstock.com)

    From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

    A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in. 05/21/2018

  • Defense
    Dana Deasy DOD CIO AFCEA Baltimore

    New DOD CIO talks cloud

    Newly sworn-in CIO Dana Deasy discussed the need for a "world class" cloud environment to open up the Department of Defense to new capabilities. 05/21/2018

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