• Budget

    Trump budget includes OMB bump, but cuts IT policy spend

    The White House's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 hacks civilian spending to offset proposed defense increases, but it includes a slight uptick in funding for OMB to fund management priorities. 06/22/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

    President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing. 06/20/2017

  • Budget
    Shutterstock images (honglouwawa & 0beron): Bitcoin image overlay replaced with a dollar sign on a hardware circuit.

    DOD to Congress: continuing resolution threatens modernization

    The U.S. military is facing new threats from technologically savvy adversaries, and unless Congress provides stable funding, U.S. forces will be increasingly vulnerable in the cyber domain say Pentagon leaders. 06/16/2017

  • Acquisition
    virtual desktop abstract

    GSA's growing stable of SINs

    The massive Schedule 70 contract is expanding its programs to streamline access to specialized IT offerings. 06/16/2017

  • Management
    Shutterstock image (by retrorocket): Cutting red tape.

    OMB cracks down on 'low-value' compliance

    The White House announced it was eliminating a range of agency reporting requirements deemed obsolete or unnecessary. 06/15/2017

  • Supercomputing
    Thunderbird Supercomputer at the Sandia National Labs.

    U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

    The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed. 06/15/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
    Shutterstock images (by Ingka D. Jiw and Oberon): ballot box, budget/costs concept.

    Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

    House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions. 06/14/2017

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

    Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins. 06/14/2017

  • Digital Services
    Shutterstock imag (by Benjamin Haas): cyber coded team.

    How digital service teams fit in the new administration

    Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    Report Card

    FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

    After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round. 06/13/2017

  • Management
    DHS logo

    New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

    Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress. 06/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer

    DHS execs own FLASH fail

    The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials. 06/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    GSA logo

    Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

    Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service. 06/12/2017

  • Management
    Shutterstock image. Copyright: Lightspring

    Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

    President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public. 06/12/2017

  • Defense
    Shutterstock image: cloud data center.

    CSRA wins $500M milCloud 2.0 contract

    Contractor CSRA won the contract to supply the next generation of private cloud for the Department of Defense. 06/12/2017

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