"We increasingly need to reach out to commercial companies," many of which are unfamiliar with federal acquisition regulations, said Jennifer Walsmith, NSA's senior acquisition executive.
Great work has been done on the General Services Administration's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, but the hard work has barely begun.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes to build his legacy by shoring up the cyber workforce and driving management reforms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 contract awards on its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program.
Veteran IT planner Bill Zielinski will direct category management solutions for GSA's IT acquisition services as the agency moves closer to its category-focused goals.
The plan prioritizes identity authentication, reducing DOD networks’ attack surface, device hardening, and aligning computer network defenders with DOD IT systems and networks.
Superseding the 2010 memo on data center consolidation, a new draft guidance would elevate emphasis on cloud, shared services and savings.
The General Services Administration is searching new leadership for it largest IT purchasing program, and separately named an agency IT Category executive.
The current and former heads of 18F agree that when it comes to digital services, the tech is often secondary at best.
The Department of Energy has requested an $83 million increase in funding to modernize the US electrical grid, the largest increase for any DOE research and development initiative.
In a new white paper on encryption, the Chertoff Group argues that law enforcement access to encrypted products would open a Pandora's box of problems.
The 10 recently named federal category managers are meeting with industry and each other to hone buying oversight strategies.
Most of that additional money will go toward buying better IT and providing cybersecurity training, Comey told the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies.
Lawmakers voiced their frustration over the creation and funding of the National Background Investigations Bureau.
Ten newly-named managers will wrangle specific procurement categories.
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