The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.
Federal CIOs face more deadlines, but are taking new powers to heart.
While most of the IT community was Christmas shopping, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that could radically reshape IT acquisition.
Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible.
Aiming to centralize government-wide professional services procurement for Salesforce support, the General Services Administration is launching a new, six-business-strong contract vehicle.
The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered.
The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing.
Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.
Can smarter management and detailed reporting requirements help agencies stop overpaying for software?
Here are three steps for moving from static spreadsheets to truly dynamic tools that support decision-making and mission analysis.
Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 18, funding the federal government through fiscal year 2016 and averting a possible shutdown.
Lawmakers have long asked for such a policy, but the debate is likely only getting started now that they have one.
Steve Kelman applauds the Professional Services Council's new framework document -- and the organization's willingness to look beyond narrow member interests.
The inclusion of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in an omnibus package is a milestone in the Department of Homeland Security's evolving collaboration with the private sector on cyber.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
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