IT Modernization

Pentagon's $10 Billion JEDI Contract Clears One Protest; Second Protest Pending

A subsequent bid protest filed by IBM remains up in the air for the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract.

Congress Passes Long-Sought Bill to Rename DHS Cyber Agency

The National Protection and Programs Directorate will soon be called the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Watchdog: Department CIOs Are Getting More Authority But Compliance Is Uneven

A partial GAO review showed agency IT leaders are likely getting a say on budget issues, but some lack the documentation to prove it.

GSA Seeking a Vendor to Manage Its Platform-as-a-Service Offering Cloud.gov

The contract will call for developing code, troubleshooting issues and monitoring for operational failures and security incidents.

VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders

Employees also would use the system as a one-stop shop for professional development services.

GSA to Expand Beyond Phones for Mobility Solutions

The updated special item number will include mobile security, app development and vetting and more, instead of just carriers and devices.

A New Congress Brings New Tech Priorities and Increased Oversight

The midterm elections also left a big cyber vacancy on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

DHS-Funded Tech Could Help Calculate the Costs of Cyberattacks

The agency awarded $1.3 million to research helping organizations weigh the benefits of different cyber tools.

National Science Foundation Seeks Feedback on Major Cyber Research Priorities Update

The previous version of the plan focused on incentivizing private sector research and expanding diversity in the cyber workforce.

Pentagon’s Chief Management Officer Resigns

After weeks of speculation around his performance, John Gibson announced his resignation effective Nov. 30.

Rust Costs the Pentagon $21 Billion Per Year

The Defense Department isn't doing a good job determining how much to spend to prevent damage from nature's basic chemical reactions.

Draft Federal Data Strategy Too ‘Unwieldy’ to Implement, Stakeholders Say

Stakeholders who use, generate and rely on federal data got a chance to speak directly to fellows working on the strategy set for release next year.

White House Expects to Hold Steady on Tech Policies Despite House Flip

But House Democrats plan to fight for online privacy, net neutrality regulations.

DHS Wants to Expand the Reach of Its Critical Infrastructure Cyber Training

The department wants to be able to provide cyber training webinars to 5,000 simultaneous users.

After Listening to Veterans, VA Put All Its Services on One Website

In the future, officials hope to eliminate most—if not all—of the paperwork and other bureaucratic barriers that prevent veterans from accessing the benefits they’ve earned.