Lawmakers to VA: “We’ve Got Your Back” on $10B IT Contract

Congress expressed its support for VA's electronic health records contract with Cerner, but promised to keep a close watch on its implementation.

80 Small Businesses To Get A Spot On Alliant 2

The small business portion of the contract vehicle is valued at a maximum $15 billion.

GSA Plans to Democratize Its Data

The agency's central platform will let employees dabble in data sets and analytics tools.

3 Ways to Infuse Digital into Your Agency’s DNA

Random acts of digital aren't enough for a transformation.

The Customs System That Clogged Airports In January Isn’t Fixed, IG Says

The agency doesn't have a backup system in place if another outage happens, the watchdog said.

GAO: Federal CIO Shirking Oversight Responsibilities On Critical Projects

The lack of CIO involvement in major projects could allow them to slide off the rails, GAO says.

How to Stay Secure While Holiday Shopping

Don't let cyber thieves or unsecured devices ruin your holiday.

Google Collects Android Users’ Locations Even When Location Services Are Disabled

The practice is troubling for people who’d prefer they weren’t tracked.

Feds Can Hire Short-Term Tech Talent for Modernizing

Office of Personnel Management announced a hiring authority would let agencies fill positions for up to a year.

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

The company is able to host government data in the cloud at unclassified, sensitive, secret and top secret classification levels.

Is Your Thanksgiving Under Surveillance?

Here's food for thought while you're chowing down on turkey this year.

The Tiny, Passionate Group Battling Google, Facebook, and Amazon’s Grip on US Minds and Wallets

The group believes they need to be stopped before they destroy the US economy and democracy itself.

IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

Congress passes the Modernizing Government Technology Act as part of the defense authorization bill.

Lawmakers to Agencies on FITARA: Get It Together

A House oversight committee pushed IT leaders to set more ambitious upgrade goals after its fifth assessment of federal agencies’ technology.