Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products.
Governments around the world stand to save $3.5 trillion annually within the next five years if they maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their spending.
The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization has spent the last five years implementing an agile DevOps framework, but scaling that across the DOD is another challenge altogether.
Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.
FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries.
Steve Kelman goes outside the traditional government contractor community for insights into the true barriers to entry.
The department's Science and Technology Directorate wants help commercializing the technology it helps develop.
As FITARA implementation progresses, a government watchdog convened a group of tech leaders to share lessons learned about acquisition.
With Vista no longer supported by Microsoft, Windows 7 is the next major operating system scheduled for obsolescence.
New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.
While the White House announced an end to the 90-day hiring freeze, agencies will still be on a short leash -- and legacy IT systems are also in the president's sights.
President Trump's long-awaited cyber executive order continues to be a source of intrigue as government and industry officials speculate what it will cover and when it will finally land.
The record $1.19 billion fine imposed on a Chinese telecommunications firm in March for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran and North Korea is worth keeping in mind as dangers to supply chain security mount, said top U.S. counterintelligence official.
A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches.
Despite assurances from the Senate leadership indicating that Democrats and the White House were collaborating on an appropriations deal, it is unclear what role the Trump administration is taking in funding the government after the spending authority expires April 28.
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