• Defense
    Chief Management Officer, Lisa W. Hershman, answers questions during a press briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room May 26, 2020 to discuss COVID-19 travel restrictions and Pentagon updates. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

    House panel advances measure to eliminate CMO

    The Defense Department's number three job would be eliminated thanks to a late-add amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. 07/02/2020

  • Cybersecurity

    Lawmakers, White House square off over new cyber post

    The co-chair of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission said he has yet to hear from the White House on why they don't want a new top cybersecurity official in the executive branch. 06/30/2020

  • Records Management
    file sharing (cifotart/Shutterstock.com)

    NARA sharpens digital preservation plans

    The National Archives released a framework for preserving government information that takes into account the proliferating variety of electronic formats – some now defunct – so that records can be saved in their original form. 06/30/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Trade groups renew bid for IT funding in stimulus

    Technology groups urge Senate leaders to consider meaningful government IT modernization as a primary support mechanism for COVID response 06/29/2020

  • Congress
    Rep. Mac Thornberry (Photo: House Armed Services Committee)

    Thornberry talks acquisition reform in 2021 NDAA

    Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is hopeful that lasting change comes with his latest provisions in what is set to be his last National Defense Authorization Act. 06/29/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    By Orhan Cam Royalty-free stock photo ID: 546416560 United States Capitol Building in Washington DC USA

    Lawmakers push cyber updates in Senate defense bill

    Amendments filed to the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act by Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and others would implement more than a dozen recommendations from the Solarium Commission report. 06/29/2020

  • Defense
     26th Network Operations Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala.

    Senate NDAA repeals protest pilot, seeks clarity on JRSS

    Lawmakers in the Senate are running out of patience with the nebulous status of the Joint Regional Security Stacks effort and want to give new contracting authority to Cyber Command. 06/26/2020

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID 169474442 By Maxx-Studio

    GSA makes 3 awards in e-commerce test

    The General Services Administration awarded spots on its long-awaited e-commerce platform proof-of-concept test to Amazon, Overstock and Fisher Scientific. 06/26/2020

  • Legacy IT
     Information technology installed in the Social Security Department By Everett Historical Shutterstock ID 237228895

    CARES Act delivery hampered by old tech, bad data

    Aspects of the federal government's economic response to the coronavirus pandemic were marred by outdated state technology software and a crushing volume of beneficiaries that overwhelmed many systems, according to a new report from the watchdog Government Accountability Office. 06/25/2020

  • Comment
    consolidation (By tereez/Shutterstock.com)

    The evolution of TBM for your organization

    Buying into a common framework advances objectives that go beyond a single organization and enables an entire system to operate in a more unified way. For governments, this translates to better service for constituents. 06/25/2020

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com)

    CMMC training registration opens, but implementation worries persist

    The first cadre of DOD cybersecurity assessors is expected to graduate by early August, but concerns loom over Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification. 06/24/2020

  • Acquisition
    Customer Experience federal

    GSA bumps STARS II ceiling by $7 billion

    The General Services Administration raised the limit on its popular small business governmentwide acquisition contract, and it will continue its run through next summer. 06/24/2020

  • Defense
    A Remote Environmental Measuring Units (REMUS) 100 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV)   (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Travis Simmons/Released)

    Lawmakers skeptical of seaborne drone fleet

    The House defense committee is looking to add some oversight for rapid procurement of unmanned vehicles and vessels, and wants more detailed plans on how the Army will use its newly developed augmented reality headset. 06/23/2020

  • Acquisition

    First end-to-end EIS upgrade completed

    The National Labor Relations Board tapped AT&T for what the carrier says is the first completed task order on the federal government's next-generation telecommunications services contract. 06/23/2020

  • Defense
    U.S. Air Force Cyber - photo share via DS

    AI leadership restructuring, IT policy oversight on tap in 2021 NDAA

    The House Armed Services Committee began marking up its draft of the 2021 defense policy bill with some focus on artificial intelligence efforts and oversight of IT policy. 06/22/2020

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