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Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor, Nextgov

Aaron Boyd
Aaron Boyd is an award-winning journalist currently serving as senior editor for technology and events at Nextgov. He primarily covers federal government IT contracting and cybersecurity issues affecting both civilian and defense agencies. As a lifelong nerd and policy wonk, he feels right at home covering the intersection of technology and policy in the nation's capital.
Defense

Hackers to get a crack at systems running the Pentagon in new bug bounty

Hack the Pentagon 3.0 will focus on the operational technologies within Defense Department headquarters.

IT Modernization

CISA to hold virtual meeting on $200M IT support contract

Eligible vendors can find a sources sought notice on GSA’s eBuy ahead of the pre-solicitation conference to be held later this month.

Cybersecurity

NARA publishes first update to cybersecurity records rules since 2014

The agency is issuing an update to the General Records Schedule, including new rules for packet capture and cybersecurity incident logs.

Digital Government

VA enables Login.gov for three major veteran portals

Officials said the agency plans to add more services later this year, though Login.gov credentials won’t be mandatory until all veterans are transitioned.

IT Modernization

VA electronic health record system ‘not yet stable enough’ for planned rollouts

The Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center now plans to deploy the Cerner Millennium system a month later than originally planned, with the year’s remaining rollouts pushed to 2023.

Digital Government

White House developing national strategy to increase data collection as privacy tech improves

A pending national strategy on data collection and analytics will focus on regulation and policy changes, according to a request for public comments.

IT Modernization

VA, DOD electronic health record system suffers nationwide outage

The three-hour outage prevented more than 95,000 clinician users from accessing and updating patient medical data.