FCW Insider: April 16

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

DOD watchdog finds no White House interference in $10B JEDI award

An oversight report found several missteps and cases of ethical misconduct, but could not substantiate allegations of White House interference in the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft. The DOD Office of Inspector General cited problems obtaining cooperation from White House and senior defense officials in its report. Adam Mazmanian has more.

OPM lifts caps on hazard pay for COVID-19

Government employees who are considered essential frontline workers could receive extra pay during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. Lia Russell reports.

House Dems seek $400 million to help states deal with cyber threats during COVID-19

The request for new funding comes as state and local governments face a spike in ransomware attacks. Derek B. Johnson explains.

Federal vacancies hamper government response to COVID-19, groups allege

Government oversight experts and advocacy groups say Senate committee leaders should withhold cooperation on certain issues until key vacancies are addressed. Lia takes a look.

Procurement challenges step up to the COVID-19 plate

Steve Kelman spotlights another example of how non-traditional acquisition models can encourage innovation.