Acquisition

Lockheed Martin tapped to develop NOAA’s new series of weather satellites

Lockheed Martin won a contract to build three satellites for NOAA’s Geostationary Extended Observations program, with the option to develop an additional four spacecraft, under a $2.27 billion award announced on Tuesday.

Cybersecurity

US blacklists sale of Russia-based Kaspersky products over ties to Kremlin

The Commerce Department says the company’s links to Russia’s government pose a national security risk, opening up systems using its software to cyber exploitation.

Modernization

Lawmakers look to amend CHIPS Act to cover manufacturing gear

A bipartisan bill would add new language to the landmark CHIPS and Science Act to eliminate materials made by “foreign entities of concern” from semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S.

Sponsor Content
AWS 2024

Reinventing Resiliency for Regulated Public Sector Cloud Solutions

How AWS enables agencies and partners to compliantly leverage the benefits of cloud while staying ahead of growing resiliency demands with AWS GovCloud.

Ideas

How AI will help defeat AI-powered identity fraud

COMMENTARY | Government agencies tasked with combating public benefits scams have been slow to adopt AI as a fraud prevention method.

Modernization

TMF announces new round of awards amid funding uncertainty

The $1 billion Technology Modernization Fund boost from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act is running out, and it remains to be seen whether Congress will keep the program afloat.

People

Biden nominates new DISA director

Maj. Gen. Paul Stanton, who currently leads the Army’s Cyber Center of Excellence, has been picked to replace Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner.

Ideas

How skills-based hiring enhances national security

A forthcoming policy promises to broaden the federal talent pool, alleviate talent shortages and improve employee retention, but there's more to be done right now.

Digital Government

House panel advances bill to study TSA’s embrace of digital IDs

Travelers from nine states can now use mobile driver’s licenses to verify their identities at 27 U.S. airports.

Sponsor Content

Maximizing development with OpenShift Virtualization

Challenging IT demands and economic conditions require a consolidated approach to supporting applications and services.

Cybersecurity

CISA, EAC release communications guide for state, local election offices

Amid growing distrust in democratic systems, the Biden administration is equipping governments with more resources to help keep their elections secure.

Artificial Intelligence

GSA announces 11 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to focus on AI

The second cohort of Presidential Innovation Fellows in 2024 will help agencies adopt AI while mitigating risks.

Policy

Feds are still slated for a 2% average pay raise in 2025 per House appropriations bill

The House Appropriations Committee advanced legislation Thursday that failed to override President Biden’s 2025 pay plan.

Defense

US Army, Navy reduce dependence on China for ‘critical technology’

But the Air Force and other Pentagon agencies are using even more Chinese suppliers, a report finds.

Artificial Intelligence

Senate bill mandating agency chief AI officers gets House companion

The proposal would codify several aspects of AI guidance released by the Office of Management and Budget in guidance this spring.

Cybersecurity

CISA conducts AI-driven cyber tabletop exercise with government and industry

The Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative participated in a hypothetical AI-powered cyberattack drill to update information sharing protocols tailored to disruptions to automated systems.

Ideas

Meeting federal software supply chain mandates

COMMENTARY | The deadline for secure software attestations is looming. Here's what you need to know.

Acquisition

VA extends EHR contract with Oracle Cerner for 11 months

The agreement comes after Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said the department plans to end its pause on deployments of the modernized electronic health record system during fiscal year 2025.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers question Microsoft president over security culture that enabled recent hacking incidents

Brad Smith took responsibility for the hacks as lawmakers said the tech giant will have to work to earn back the trust of its customers.