IT Modernization

Microsoft Scores Big Cloud Deal with Intel Community

The announcement could improve the company’s chances for the Defense Department’s JEDI competition.

IT Modernization

Better Government Websites Build Trust with Citizens, Silicon Valley Lawmaker Says

Rep. Ro Khanna's customer-experience focused bill would require agencies to go all digital by 2020.

Data

The U.S. Government Wants to Start Charging for the Best Free Satellite Data on Earth

The government says the cost of sharing the data has grown as more people access it.

Cybersecurity

White House Cuts Cyber Coordinator Role But Lawmakers Say Not So Fast

House Democrats charged National Security Adviser John Bolton’s move lowers the White House’s cyber expertise as threats are increasing.

IT Modernization

Trump Strengthens Agency CIO Authority with Executive Order

The order puts presidential weight behind past legislation giving government CIOs more authority over hiring and budget.

Cybersecurity

Homeland Security Flexes Muscles with New Cybersecurity Strategy

The strategy envisions clearer consequences for agencies that don’t meet their cyber responsibilities.

CIO Briefing

Embattled FEMA CIO Reassigned to Caribbean Post

Patsy Garnett will step in as acting CIO until a permanent replacement is hired.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Leading Governmentwide Transformation

She joins the podcast to talk about the whole-of-government IT modernization effort and what success will look like.

Cybersecurity

Agency That Vets Pentagon Contractors’ Security Isn’t Keeping Up With the Threat, Audit Finds

The Defense Security Service plans to shift to a risk-based approach, but needs to reach out to stakeholders, GAO says.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon's EHR Setbacks ‘Don't Bode Well’ for Potential Veterans Affairs Rollout

The Veterans Affairs Department will be looking to avoid mistakes made thus far by the Pentagon.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Wants Cloud Secure Enough to Hold Nuke Secrets

The Pentagon’s JEDI cloud will be designed to store the government’s most sensitive classified information, including nuclear secrets.

Cybersecurity

Georgia’s National Guard Unit Wants Some Help Prepping for a Big Cyber Test

The Georgia Army National Guard has a cyber readiness inspection coming up and wants a contractor to spend the summer helping it get ready.