The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.
Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog.
Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements.
With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28.
OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.
Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.
A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.
The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements.
With its report now delivered to the White House, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity says the next step is to implement the recommendations, starting with simply making cybersecurity a government priority.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years.
Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration.
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity issued its long-awaited report, which calls for (among many other things) a new agency to consolidate, administer and secure federal IT infrastructure.
A former OFPP administrator outlines steps the next administration can take to improve the federal acquisition.
The Pentagon is looking to give contractors a bit more time before it steps in for closer review of their independent, government-funded projects, a top Pentagon tech official said.
DHS wants innovators to help address cybersecurity in the financial sector.
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