The Trump administration is looking to make it easier for allies to buy military-grade drones from U.S. firms.
The first-ever report on governmentwide challenges from a group of Inspectors General found that management of IT systems and human capital are among the most frequently identified performance challenges facing agencies across government.
IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.
If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation.
Defense reform bill calls for a 25 percent cut in back-office spending and the elimination of seven supporting agencies.
Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election.
On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.
At a Senate hearing, Gen. Darren McDew said that the commercial companies the military relies on to move troops and material are too vulnerable to cyberattacks.
The intelligence director's office is mulling a new approach to CIO and chief data officer roles that stresses more efficient acquisition.
Despite his repeated public venting of anger at Amazon, President Trump won't play a part in the Pentagon's move to award a cloud contract, a spokesperson said.
FEMA's strategic plan announced earlier this month also asks state and local governments to provide more support.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to focus on physical hazards in an upcoming meeting on the safety of the internet of things.
As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S.
The Pentagon and industry base aren't on the same wavelength when it comes to acquisition reform and readiness, says the DOD's No. 2 official.
The IT modernization fund is launching with a lot less money than envisioned by its creators, which could mean a proliferation of smaller projects to prove out the concept.
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