IT Modernization

Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat.

Acquisition

Craig Abod: Taking the pain out of procurement

Craig Abod and Carahsoft have been working to make IT acquisition decisions easier and more effective.

IT Modernization

Microsoft touts top secret cloud ATO

Azure Government Top Secret is now "generally available" for national security workloads, Microsoft announced in a blog post.

IT Modernization

Navy looks to build cyber resilience beyond RMF

The Navy wants to fortify its cyber resilience to keep pace with rapid software development needs, but changing workforce habits has to come first.

IT Modernization

State Department expands push to the cloud

The State Department wants to go all in on the cloud, starting with a new multiplatform toolset to add flexibility and innovation to IT services.

IT Modernization

White House orders compliance with 'critical software' protection measures

The Office of Management and Budget directed agencies to comply with software supply chain security measures as set out in the May cybersecurity executive order.

Cybersecurity

CISA launches new initiative to combat ransomware

The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) will allow the federal government and corporate partners share information to combat ransomware.

IT Modernization

Coast Guard updates cyber strategy with focus on 'mission platform'

The updated document aims to provide a clearer map for the Coast Guard's cyber priorities, including mitigating vulnerabilities in the maritime supply chain.

IT Modernization

Can JADC2 fly without budget reform?

Tim Grayson, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Strategic Technology Office, said there's a risk that "monolithic platforms get replaced with monolithic architectures."

IT Modernization

Cloud after COVID

More than a year of pandemic operations has altered government’s view of cloud-centric modernization

IT Modernization

Pentagon cancels JEDI contract

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract is dead and the Pentagon is pressing forward with a multivendor, direct award approach to better fit warfighter needs.

IT Modernization

DOD CIO takes heat on the Hill for pace of MilCloud 2.0 migrations

Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.) called it a "delayed realization of enhanced security" amid recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks.

IT Modernization

Pentagon is 'actively' weighing JEDI options, Hicks says

Kathleen Hicks, the deputy defense secretary, said DOD is "very actively looking at our options" to fulfill the enterprise cloud needs and with a strategic decision "in the next month."

Digital Government

IRS chief presses case for boost in IT, cyber funding

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig said the agency can use a 10% increase in funding included in the White House fiscal year 2022 budget proposal to "improve conditions for every American" while strengthening the agency's cyber posture.

IT Modernization

JEDI remains key to Pentagon's JADC2 dreams

The Defense Department has an official strategy for implementing Joint All Domain Command and Control, but it still needs an enterprise cloud capability to make it real.

IT Modernization

Air Force wants $800 million for enterprise IT as a service

The Air Force is looking to boost its enterprise IT services with capabilities that can support Joint All Domain Command and Control efforts

IT Modernization

Shared services funded in 2022 budget plan

The federal government's Quality Services Management Offices, set up to deliver services in grants, financial management, human resources and cybersecurity, are chugging along in the proposed FY2022 budget.

IT Modernization

Creating a more resilient American infrastructure

With the necessary reforms to modernize federal IT now clearer, it's critical to call out that the government has far too long relied on antiquated technologies that cannot thwart today's stealthy and persistent adversaries.

IT Modernization

Software and startups top priorities for DOD tech chief pick

Heidi Shyu, who previously served as the Army's assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, debuted her priorities to modernize the military with a strong emphasis on software during her Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on May 25.

IT Modernization

Federal CIO says cybersecurity is a top priority for new TMF projects

Recently installed Federal CIO Clare Martorana said on Tuesday that the government was looking for cybersecurity upgrades and digital services as key focus areas in allocating the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund included in the American Rescue Plan Act.

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