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Carten Cordell

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Carten Cordell
Carten Cordell is managing editor at FCW. Cordell has covered federal government, technology and acquisition for Federal Times, FedScoop and Washington Business Journal. An Alabama native, Cordell hold bachelor’s degrees in history and journalism from Auburn University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Writer's Digest and many other publications. He comes to FCW after a stint at Sage Communications, a marketing services agency that focuses on the government contracting market.
IT Modernization

Technology at the core of State Department’s strategy to counter Russia, China

From countering Russian disinformation on social media to working with allies to set global technology standards, Ambassador Dereck Hogan said Tuesday that IT modernization at the State Department is a critical piece of U.S. diplomacy in the 21st century.

IT Modernization

Treasury selects commercial vendor for financial shared services market

CGI Federal will join three of the Treasury Department's shared services providers to offer financial management system software through a central marketplace for federal agencies.


House modernization committee offers final recommendations

The House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress passed its final seven recommendations ahead of the final month of the 117th Congress, among them a suggestion to continue its work as a permanent subcommittee.


4 things for contractors to watch on Capitol Hill now and into 2023

Professional Services Council president and CEO David Berteau rates the chances of Congress passing a fiscal 2023 appropriations package and looks at the possible fallout of the midterm elections on contract spending.

IT Modernization

DHS wants to deploy 'easy button' for cloud adoption

Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Cappello said the department is developing a new contract vehicle to make it easier for coterie of components to buy cloud services.


Breaches of personal data at DOD have doubled since 2015

A recent oversight report detailed that the Defense Department experienced nearly 1,900 breaches of personally identifiable information in 2021 and may need a better system for informing affected individuals.


GSA establishes new legal division for technology services

The agency is seeking legal talent to help advise tech-focused offices.