Google is now authorized to host classified data in the cloud

The security milestone puts Google in a position to compete for classified business at DOD and U.S. intelligence agencies.

Wyden bill requires new cyber standards in federal tech procurement

The legislation comes in the wake of several cyber incidents targeting the federal government.


Senate bill looks to chop through red tape in procurement

The bipartisan legislation aims to both expand access to special acquisition authorities and give new, innovative contractors more opportunities to work with the government.

GSA awards $194M in identity proofing tech pacts

The General Services Administration awards eight blanket purchase agreements in support of, its single sign-on portal to connect with government services.

Biden budget cuts funding for health record refresh amid ongoing program 'reset'

VA’s proposed FY25 budget includes zero funding for future deployments of its new electronic health record system and allocates no additional funds for assessing rollouts at other sites.

State is taking an ‘important step’ for planned EHR, as key lawmaker moves to speed it up

State’s Bureau of Medical Services has been working for more than a decade to replace its current paper-based medical record system with an electronic solution to better meet the healthcare needs of its diplomatic corps.

GSA officials have ‘fundamental disagreements’ with OIG in legality of Chinese camera purchases, per House committee

The agency’s procurement of Owl Labs cameras as part of a pilot program came under scrutiny in January.

Biden administration waives certain ‘Build America’ requirements for broadband

Even with the waiver, though, the administration estimates that roughly 90% of funding for equipment will still be used to purchase U.S.-made products.

CIO-SP4 faces more court challenges

In the meantime, the National Institutes of Health's IT acquisition arm has extended the current contract into the fall.

VA pharmacy tech glitches put 250,000 veterans at risk, officials say

Data transmission errors in the VA's new commercial health record could potentially lead to providers missing important prescription information on patients who visit multiple agency facilities.

House Oversight lawmaker probes government purchase of Chinese security cameras

A letter to the General Services Administration's CIO asks why he signed off on the equipment purchase, despite alternatives being available.

Veterans Affairs to again rethink $400M file conversion contract

GovCIO continues to challenge VA's choice of General Dynamics IT and the department has opted to look at the award again.

Agencies are losing out on software savings, GAO finds

Agencies don’t have the right data and aren’t always checking to make sure they’re not over- or under-purchasing software licenses, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

GSA used ‘egregiously flawed’ data to clear purchase of Chinese-made cameras, watchdog says

The inspector general's report noted that the acquired video conferencing cameras were not compliant with the 1979 Trade Agreements Act and contained security flaws that, in some instances, had still gone unpatched.

Protests restart over CIO-SP4

ANALYSIS | Just like last year, companies are complaining about the self-scoring methodology being used to eliminate them from the competition.

Bipartisan bill strives for ‘more nimble and meaningful’ federal contracting

Legislation from Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, would “streamline procedures” for both solicitation and awards by slimming down the procurement process.

Google Cloud eliminates 'exit fees' for departing customers

The cloud services provider appears to be getting out ahead of regulatory efforts in Europe and elsewhere to promote seamless movement of data between cloud providers.