IT Modernization

Mobile apps demand collides with security concerns

The Defense Department has an aggressive mobile strategy, but can it keep up with demand and security patches?

IT Modernization

Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.

IT Modernization

The White House IT report sounds good, but funding is still needed

To truly transform federal IT, agencies will need more than just reallocated resources.

IT Modernization

FAA greenlights drone use in Irma recovery

Hurricane Irma generated a wave of drone authorizations at FAA as recovery work ramped up in Florida.

Cybersecurity

CBP's border wall plans integrate tech

Despite funding uncertainty, Customs and Border Protection is moving ahead with designs for a technological and physical barrier along the southern border.

IT Modernization

FDA alerts on pacemaker recall for cyber flaw

Nearly 500,000 patients with pacemakers manufactured by Abbott, formerly St. Jude Medical, are potentially affected by in an security recall.

Digital Government

Election officials: 'We are going to need more assistance'

At the Election Assistance Committee's latest meeting, officials warn of "enlightening and frightening" planning exercises and a need for additional funding.

IT Modernization

Windstream drops EIS protest

The company withdraws its pre-award protest of GSA's massive telecommunications contract, paving the way for an agency award.

IT Modernization

Mobile security threats facing feds

Federal wireless device users face a disparate set of threats, but the government's buying clout is unlikely change the security picture, a new study says.

IT Modernization

Army official: Soldier needs should drive tech acquisition

The Army, and the DOD more broadly, must build out tech acquisition requirements based on the needs of the soldiers in the field, not commanders or acquisition officials, says one Army official.

IT Modernization

More NextGen rollouts as White House floats air traffic shift

The FAA has NextGen DataComm capabilities working at some of the busiest airports in the U.S., but the White House proposes shifting air traffic control to a private entity, which some say could blunt the effort.

IT Modernization

Bid protest continues to stall FirstNet award

The First Responder Network Authority is preparing to announce the award for its nationwide broadband public safety network, once it settles an ongoing bid protest.

IT Modernization

Close calls with unmanned aircraft increase

The number of close encounters between civilian aircraft and unmanned drones in national airspace is on the rise, the FAA reports.

IT Modernization

NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services.

IT Modernization

Watchdog: IT glitch at NASA led to fire

NASA, like many other large federal and commercial organizations, is still sorting out how to handle interconnected automatic industrial control devices and systems within its larger IT environment, according to a watchdog report.

IT Modernization

Airspace integration takes more than tech

Integrating commercial space vehicles into the National Air Space is an organizational challenge as well as a technical one, experts say.

IT Modernization

Navy closes in on NGEN recompete

The Navy's Enterprise Networks Program Office will release draft RFP's in the coming months to solicit industry feedback on recompeting the multibillion Next Generation Enterprise Networks contract, expiring next year.

IT Modernization

Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds.

IT Modernization

Outgoing DOD CIO says agility is key

Terry Halvorsen is stepping down as DOD CIO at the end of February. He says the department must push ahead with cyber and IT reforms with an emphasis on developing greater agility.

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