The fiscal 2016 budget request for DARPA is about $3 billion, but Arati Prabhakar says research would suffer if automatic cuts resume.
For two decades, Eagle award winner Rep. Gerry Connolly has focused on IT, agency employees and the companies that partner with government.
Under current law, agencies have no incentives to make more efficient use of their spectrum, curtail operations or share with other agencies.
The Navy's Innovation Cell is designed to speed up a lumbering acquisition system by getting vendors involved earlier in the process.
The interim policy is aimed at speeding up authorizations for commercial UAS operators.
House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, who championed defense acquisition reform before it was cool, said he has compiled more than 1,000 suggested changes.
Steve Kelman applauds the attempt to gather real feedback on the acquisition process, but notes that surveys alone are not enough.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
A new feedback tool is aimed at identifying best practices and acquisition areas that need improvement.
National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.
FTC officials fear draft House legislation might be too narrow to fix the problem.
The OMB director also asked House appropriators to boost funding for the U.S. Digital Service.
NASA is on track to launch the new acquisition contract in May, Program Manager Joanne Woytek said. But some of SEWP V's improvements have already been folded back into SEWP IV.
Rather than falling back on the same old solutions, federal IT professionals should discern the best approach to achieve the desired outcome.
The inaugural podcast features HHS' Mark Naggar detailing his team's use of the Digital Services Playbook to streamline procurement.
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