NDAA, ZTE and the Rest of Congress' Agenda

Congress and the executive branch continue wrestling over Chinese telecom ZTE.

First Modernization Fund Winners Offer Cheat Sheet for Future Pitches

The first three awardees of the Technology Modernization Fund offer a window into the kinds of projects and pitches the board is looking for.

Here’s How That $380 Million in Election Security Funding Is Being Spent

State election officials are mostly using new election security money to shore up the basics.

Interior IG: Nation’s Dams Safe From Hacks But Vulnerable to Insider Threats

An inspector general review exposes significant weaknesses to dam cybersecurity that have grown more serious over time.

Technology Modernization Fund Board Doesn't Want Boring Proposals

Agencies that want a shot at funding had better make their proposals interesting.

Embrace IT Modernization Without Creating Cybersecurity Risks

IT modernization alone won't fix your cybersecurity issues, but implemented correctly can make a huge difference.

How the VA is Personalizing Veteran Services With a Single Website

The VA Digital Service thinks veterans shouldn’t have to know the agency’s bureaucracy to find the benefits they’re looking for.

GAO Probing FCC Claims of Denial-of-Service Attack

Critics have questioned whether the FCC’s commenting site was actually hit with a distributed denial-of-service attack or just deluged with comments opposing net neutrality repeal.

GSA Announces New Start Date for $50B IT Service Contract After Legal Challenges

The Alliant 2 Unrestricted contract awards survived four lawsuits, but the delay means a later start and a later end date.

5 Recommendations for Meeting NARA’s Vision of a Digital Future

Meeting the 2022 mandate will having agencies thinking retention policies, storage space and IT investments.

Pentagon’s Second Multibillion Cloud Contract to Be Bid in Coming Months

Officials say the Defense Department’s multibillion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract is expected to be bid out in the fourth quarter of this fiscal year.

IRS Plans to Hire 1,700, Upgrade Outdated Technology

In a new strategic plan, the agency projects a 17 percent increase in phone calls as it implements the new tax law.

How NIH is Organizing Its Enormous Troves of Data

The agency has a new strategic plan for how to manage, store and analyze its scientific data.

Pentagon Answers JEDI Pricing Questions But No RFP Yet

For the first time, the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud procurement has hit a time snag.