Sold to the lowest bidder: Reverse auctions play cost-savings role for agencies

Interest grows in reverse auctions as agencies look for efficiency and cost savings.

Acquisition workforce gets half-hearted support, survey shows

A new survey shows a widening chasm between the trajectory of policy and what acquisition workers see as benefits.

Coalition urges withholding changes in the withholding tax

The Government Withholding Relief Coalition, a group of 113 associations, is urging the lame-duck Congress to delay tackling the withholding tax change for two years, if it cannot simply repeal the measure.

DOD cuts will slow overall fed IT spending growth

Federal spending on IT will increase slightly in the next five years. Who can expect to see their budgets grow and who faces cuts, according to new TechAmerica Foundation Vision survey forecasts.

Experts warn: Government ill-prepared for cyberattacks

An overwhelming percentage of security experts say cyberattacks against companies and government are increasing but neither group is properly equipped to protect itself, according to a cybersecurity survey released today.

American Security Challenge to honor Gen. Alexander

This year's American Security Challenge will feature a ceremony to honor Gen. Keith Alexander with the 2010 Patriot Award.

Regulators nudge up simplified acquisition dollar thresholds

Regulatory changes offer modest benefits for both small businesses and large companies.

Are you in OMB's high-risk project crosshairs?

When the White House released a list of 26 high-risk IT projects on Aug. 23, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said it wasn't a hit list. But now some of the biggest names in government are under the gun.

How long will cloud's reality trail the hype?

True believers see it as the future. Detractors call for caution. But what do they both agree on?

House tightens reins around improper payments

House passes legislation requiring agency officials to review their programs every three years to find those that are susceptible to making improper payments, and levies penalties against agencies that fail to comply with accounting regulations.

Is open source the cure for what ails VA's e-records?

An industry group convened by VA CIO Roger Baker is advising that VistA move to an open source platform and phase out MUMPS.

Federal IT market poised to hit $111.9B by 2015

Input predicts that the federal market for information technology contractors will grow at a faster rate than the overall federal IT budget, hitting $111.9 billion by 2015.

Social media opens new door to cyberattacks, panel says

E-mail attachments are no longer the attack route of choice of computer hackers trying to break into government and industry systems.

Small-biz Powertek gets prominent ex-fed as COO

Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department chief information officer under the Bush administration, has left Computer Sciences Corp. to become chief operating officer at Powerteck.

Three named to top GSA contract posts

ITS assistant commissioner Ed O'Hare fills vacancies to oversee governmentwide acquisition contracts, schedules and acquisition operations

The ’00 7: The decade’s most important tech advances

We select seven technologies that changed the game during the unofficial decade of 2000-2009.

Two top GSA officials retire as agency awaits new chief

The General Services Administration is experiencing a version of musical chairs among its executives, even as the agency continues to await Senate confirmation of Martha Johnson as its new administrator.