While would-be Trump officials are lobbying for jobs, Steve Kelman makes the case for some fundamental policy priorities.
Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector.
IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment.
The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge.
The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.
Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog.
Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements.
With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28.
OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.
Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.
A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology.
The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements.
With its report now delivered to the White House, the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity says the next step is to implement the recommendations, starting with simply making cybersecurity a government priority.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years.
Steve Kelman notes that acquisition issues have surfaced twice already for the next administration.
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