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Lawmaker: Cyber National Guard Could Fill Federal Workforce Gaps

June 21, 2017 A “cyber National Guard” might be the best answer to helping fill more than 10,000 vacant IT-related positions across the federal government, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Wednesday. As his IT reform legislation waits for Senate action, Hurd told the GovProtect17 security conference in Washington that he’ll next lend his...

Pentagon Turns to DAVE for More Efficient Buying

June 20, 2017 The Defense Department is known as the biggest spender among agencies in the federal government, but it’d like to be known as one of the more efficient agencies at some point. For that to happen, the Pentagon has to better use mission-driven analytics, according to Mark Krzysko, deputy director of...

NOAA Delays Draft RFP for $550M High-Performance Computing Contract

June 19, 2017 A highly anticipated computing contract draft solicitation worth up to $550 million over 10 years by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been delayed. Officials at NOAA—responsible for environmental modeling and predicting climate and weather events—had expected to release a draft request for proposals this week for its Research...

Nextgov Event: The Government of Things

June 19, 2017 Mix equal parts internet of things and federal government and you’ll get a Government of Things; the tagline for this Thursday’s Tech + Tequila. Conceptually, the internet of things defines the era of increased connectivity among smart devices, sensors, systems and people. Practically, however, that era has already arrived, and...

74 Million Medicaid Records Now in the Cloud

June 15, 2017 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is using the Amazon Web Services cloud to run analytics on 74 million Americans’ Medicaid data. The move is a key part of CMS’ effort to get better information regarding the more than $500 billion in Medicaid benefits the government doles out annually...

CIA's Cloud is 'Pretty Close' to Invincible, CIO Says

June 15, 2017 For the CIA, going commercial never felt so good. John Edwards, who became the spy agency's top tech executive last year amid the intelligence community’s seismic shift to cloud computing, said striking a deal with Amazon Web Services was the “best decision we ever made.” Speaking Wednesday at the AWS...

CIA's Cloud is 'Pretty Close' to Invincible, CIO Says

June 14, 2017 For the CIA, going commercial never felt so good. John Edwards, who became the spy agency's top tech executive last year amid the intelligence community’s seismic shift to cloud computing, said striking a deal with Amazon Web Services was the “best decision we ever made.” Speaking Wednesday at the AWS...

AWS Unveils New Region for Government Customers

June 13, 2017 Days after announcing a new corporate office and potentially adding up to 1,500 new jobs in Northern Virginia, cloud provider Amazon Web Services said Tuesday it plans to create a new East Coast computing region built specifically with U.S. government customers in mind. AWS GovCloud (US-East) is expected to become...

Lawmakers Blast DOD's Failing FITARA Score

June 13, 2017 Released Tuesday, the fourth batch of agency report cards documenting Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation left much to be desired, with agencies for the first time scoring worse than previous iterations. The Defense Department scored the worst with an F+, the only outright failing grade among CFO Act...

AWS Unveils New Region for Government Customers

June 13, 2017 Days after announcing a new corporate office and potentially adding up to 1,500 new jobs in Northern Virginia, cloud provider Amazon Web Services said Tuesday it plans to create a new East Coast computing region built specifically with U.S. government customers in mind. AWS GovCloud (US-East) is expected to become...