CXO Briefing

2022 Year in Review: Critical Update

Nextgov’s favorite episodes from the final year of the Critical Update podcast.

CXO Briefing

Navy Awards AWS Cloud Contract Worth Nearly $724 Million

The five-year contract gives the military branch access to the cloud giant’s full suite of commercial cloud services, trainings and certification programs. 

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Here Are the Major Takeaways From the $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

See which agencies are getting the biggest funding increases, hiring orders and new policy initiatives in fiscal 2023.

News

Lawmakers Highlight Cyber, New Tech and Space in Proposed Spending Bill

The $1.7 trillion omnibus introduced by lawmakers on Tuesday would spur on investments in cutting-edge technologies, cyber defense and space during the 2023 fiscal year.

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NASA Awards $517M Contract for its Financial Management System

The contract will help the agency streamline financial elements of its missions, programs and projects.

CXO Briefing

FITARA Scorecard Sees 7 Agencies Increase Marks Amid Cyber Methodology Changes

All 24 agencies received passing grades in the latest iteration of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard, though 17 saw their scores largely unchanged.

CXO Briefing

Let’s Make It Easier to Share Top-Secret Data With Allies, Intel Leader Says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

CXO Briefing

The CX Executive Order Turns One

The White House says that agencies have made improvements to websites, mobile apps and more. Several experts say that long-term success will depend on the staying power of customer experience as a priority and methodology.

Cybersecurity

GAO Highlights Interoperability Challenges With Zero Trust

A cybersecurity specialist from the watchdog is ready to dive into related policy implications, but says work on agencies’ implementation is the more immediate concern.

CXO Briefing

Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Breakthrough on Full-Year Omnibus Spending Bill

Several hurdles still remain before the deal is done, including actually writing the funding measures.

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Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

CXO Briefing

Are Best-In-class Contracts on the Downswing?

The question was one of the main focuses among acquisition experts at the Professional Services Council federal market forecast conference.

CXO Briefing

Democrats Threaten Year-Long Stopgap Measure as Spending Talks Remain at a Standstill

Lawmakers concede a long-term CR would devastate agencies, though a bipartisan breakthrough to avoid a shutdown has proven elusive.

CXO Briefing

Inspector General Reforms Could Be on the Horizon 

The negotiated version of the National Defense Authorization Act contains language to protect IGs from political interference and help them do their jobs better. 

CXO Briefing

Cyber, Speed, and UFOs: A Tour of Tech Provisions in the 2023 NDAA

The defense policy bill also prods the intelligence community to follow other defense agencies’ emerging-tech efforts.

Policy

Key Cyber and Tech Provisions Included—and Excluded—from the Final NDAA

This year, provisions that were ultimately left out of the massive annual Defense authorization bill—despite in some cases bipartisan agreement across both Congressional chambers—got the most attention.

CXO Briefing

For Federal Customer Service to Work, Congress, the White House and Agencies Need 'Fundamental' Change, Report Says

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture Federal Services outlines the systemic barriers to customer experience, and the collaboration between Congress and the executive branch needed to address them.

CXO Briefing

Google Cloud Greenlit To Handle Sensitive Data Ahead Of Contract Reveal

The announcement comes just days ahead of the Pentagon’s expected reveal of contract winners for its $9 billion tactical cloud capability.

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