Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation.
The congressional watchdog warns that CIOs still lack visibility into IT spending four years after the passage of landmark procurement legislation.
A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.
Top acquisition officials from DHS and DISA worry the overuse of OTAs could bring on legislation to rein them in.
Steve Kelman's recent talk with feds reinforced his view that a $10,000 micropurchase limit opens up vast new acquisition possibilities.
With its $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions procurement shifting to Schedule 70, the Defense Information Systems Agency is focusing on scale.
In comments to Federal CIO Suzette Kent on the "Cloud Smart" policy, some big cloud providers said there are differences in models, but federal government should stick with NIST's cloud definition.
As data breaches and identity theft become increasingly regular parts of the news cycle, there is growing support for government taking a lead role in identity proofing. If it does happen, expect to see the Better Identity Coalition's Jeremy Grant showing the way.
GSA and the White House are hoping shared services will drive IT modernization, but it could take some time.
At a Nov. 1 Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board meeting, a Homeland Security official detailed the composition and mission of the new group.
The Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of a new task force focused on supply chain threats to information and communications technology.
An industry analysis suggests the Department of Homeland Security will likely tap the governmentwide telecom vehicle to update its current capability.
The winners are the Department of Labor, the General Services Administration and, for the second time, the Department of Agriculture.
Defense IT officials pivoted away from plans to bid out their $8 billion productivity and communications cloud contract through DISA.
Rob Joyce, former White House cyber coordinator, said the Trump administration's new cyber warfare policy is more "thoughtful" than some might think.
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