• Comment

    The road to cyber hell was paved with good intentions

    A series of well-intended cloud initiatives have left agencies with unforeseen security challenges, but overcoming them is not hard if you know where to look. 08/20/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS seeks help with IT supply chain

    The Department of Homeland Security is looking for an unclassified source of information about potential cybersecurity risks in the IT supply chain. 08/17/2018

  • Acquisition
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    DHS cyber office plans $640M in buying through 2020

    The critical infrastructure cyber protection directorate will likely spin out more than half a billion in procurements through various components. 08/17/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Is Trump clearing the (policy) decks for cyberwar?

    Reports that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era directive guiding the use of offensive cyber operations has cybersecurity experts pondering what, if anything, has replaced it. 08/16/2018

  • Cloud
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    Cloud migration made easy

    As OMB readies its Cloud Smart strategy, a key government executive shares four keys to successful cloud migrations. 08/16/2018

  • People
    Bill Zielinski via gov matters

    Zielinski to take over as GSA's top IT buyer

    With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service. 08/16/2018

  • Budget
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    Budget uncertainty is routine. What makes 2018 different?

    Continuing resolutions and funding uncertainty have been the "new normal" for years, but experts at the Professional Services Council say that this year presents new challenges. 08/15/2018

  • Cloud
    cloud migration

    DISA seeks metrics for cloud SLAs

    An interagency working group is putting together a catalog of service level agreement metrics that all federal agencies could use for commercial cloud contracts. 08/14/2018

  • People
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    Longtime acquisition exec Kay Ely to retire

    Ely plans to work on efforts to merge Office of Personnel Management back-office operations into the General Services Administration and then retire from federal service. 08/13/2018

  • Comment

    A closer look at DOD’s cloudy JEDI contract

    A government-reform watchdog warns that the Pentagon's massive cloud procurement is on the wrong path. 08/10/2018

  • Defense
    NASA opens Space Apps Challenge

    DOD releases 4-part plan for Space Force

    Vice President Mike Pence announced the Defense Department’s plan to create the military’s sixth branch. 08/09/2018

  • Defense
    DIUx is now just DIU

    DIUx gets rebranded

    The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is no longer experimental, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced. 08/09/2018

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult. 08/09/2018

  • Acquisition
    Laptop keyboard with a feedback button

    Agencies want standard survey for acquisition feedback

    Three agencies have begun the process of creating a universal feedback form for the Acquisition 360 effort that would allow public reviews of federal acquisitions. 08/08/2018

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders. 08/07/2018

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