Ideas

Federal Push for Omnichannel Experiences to Deliver Modern Public Service

An omnichannel experience is more than plugging texts, email or video communications into a program.

Podcasts

Critical Update: How the Controversial JEDI Contract Changed the Pentagon

Experts say the doomed contract helped take cloud literacy at the Defense Department to the next level.

Ideas

The State of Data Security in the Federal Government

Most agencies don’t have a solid grasp of what data they have or where it is located.

Ideas

DOD’s Forecast Post-JEDI: Multi-Cloud with a Chance of Peril

The Defense Department's needs are diverse and have become even more disparate amidst the post-SolarWinds landscape.

Cybersecurity

VA Needs a Security Check For Its Social Security Number Reduction Tool

The app was recently migrated into a VA-managed cloud environment and needs a new authority to operate and some upgrades.

Emerging Tech

Microsoft, Army Sign Cooperative Research Agreement for Storm Modeling

The Army Engineer Research and Development Center will demonstrate the scalability of its storm modeling system in Azure Government cloud.

IT Modernization

Why the Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract Wasn’t a Total Loss

Experts say the now-canceled project is a reminder that tech acquisitions need flexibility to take into account innovation.

Cybersecurity

IG: SBA’s Cybersecurity ‘Not Effective,’ In Part Due to COVID

The pandemic created new cybersecurity problems for the Small Business Administration, according to the agency’s annual FISMA report.

CIO Briefing

How JEDI’s Ghost Will Bring Bitter Rivals Together

The death of the Pentagon’s controversial cloud computing mega-contract likely puts Amazon and Microsoft in a new sort of partnership.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Cancels JEDI Cloud Contract

The Defense Department will opt for a new multibillion-dollar, multi-vendor contract.

Cybersecurity

US, UK Officials: Russian Military Leveraging Containers in Active Hacking Campaign

Cybersecurity agencies issued an advisory with indicators of compromise and mitigation measures. 

Ideas

Leveraging Encryption Keys to Better Secure the Federal Cloud 

In the same way we use a key to lock valuable assets in a safe deposit box, agencies can lock up encryption keys.

CIO Briefing

Lawmaker Says Pentagon Cloud Migration Shouldn’t Stumble Because of JEDI Delays

The top lawmaker on the House Armed Services cyber and tech subcommittee also said DOD has to move beyond a focus on migration toward cloud security and optimization.

CIO Briefing

Deputy Defense Secretary Says JEDI Cloud Update Coming Soon

Kathleen Hicks said the department will choose a path forward for enterprise cloud soon.

Ideas

Agencies Embrace the Year of Multicloud

By choice or chance, many agencies are already using multiple cloud technologies but that doesn't mean they have a strategy.

IT Modernization

DOD's Commercial Virtual Remote Environment Officially Sunsets

The environment for collaboration that supported telework during the pandemic expired.

IT Modernization

Pentagon Releases Cloud Strategy for Operations Outside U.S.

The strategy emphasizes the need to deploy software quickly and securely to the tactical edge.

IT Modernization

FBI Seeks a Vendor to Help with Multiyear IT Modernization Project

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is creating a new contract to help with the IT Modernization Initiative and other major efforts.

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