Emerging Tech

GSA Awards $800M Contract to Support Internal Use of Emerging Tech

While the General Services Administration usually works on helping other agencies buy emerging technologies, the new DIGIT contract looks to support internal modernization efforts.

Ideas

How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution

5G will transform IT from the bottom-up—and that means changes for security. 

Emerging Tech

Inside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Contemporary Quantum Pursuits

The early quantum adopter is making strategic moves to develop on-the-rise capabilities—and manage the hype around them.

IT Modernization

House Passes Bill to Codify and Revamp FedRAMP

The bill would provide $20 million in annual appropriations for the federal cloud security program.

Ideas

Next-Generation Program Protection: The Next Federal Cybersecurity Challenge

As the government aims to buy more innovative products, we must make critical advancements in program protection. 

CIO Briefing

The Tech Policies the Trump Administration Leaves Behind

Nextgov looks back at the Trump administration's major IT policy moves that will have lasting effects on federal technology for the foreseeable future.

IT Modernization

Defense, Intelligence Agencies Made Major Moves in Cloud in 2020

After bid protests and litigation, some of the largest cloud contracts the government has attempted can get underway. 

IT Modernization

CISA Releases Draft Use Case For Securing Remote, Mobile and Teleworking Connections

The cybersecurity agency wants feedback on how to secure remote users under the Trusted Internet Connection 3 policy.

IT Modernization

No Failures in Latest FITARA Scorecard But 5 Agencies Slip

In a first, every agency got an A on at least one metric. But a new column on telecom transition brought several agencies down.

IT Modernization

Amazon, Pentagon Resume JEDI Legal Arguments

Amazon Web Services asks the judge to toss out the contract award while Defense Department lawyers call the company’s protest a “prohibited strategic gambit.”

Podcasts

Critical Update: Did COVID-19 Push More Agencies Into the Cloud?

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting mass telework means agencies must have moved more data, workloads and services into the cloud. Right?

Ideas

5 Rules to Keep Breaking Barriers in Government

The pandemic disrupted how agencies conducted business but federal leaders can harness that momentum. 

Emerging Tech

The Future of Flight Training Is a Gamer Headset That Watches You Play

Google and other companies are helping design a smarter, cheaper way to produce aviators.

Cybersecurity

With NDAA Exclusion, Proponents of FedRAMP Modification Are Down But Not Out

One supporter notes Congress is not the only path to success and is also counting on an incoming Biden administration to reshape the program.

Cybersecurity

DISA Updates Strategic Tech Priorities Through 2022

The defense agency adjusted its long-term cybersecurity and cloud plans to take into account progress and pivots made for the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Emerging Tech

The Defense Department IG Outlined the Pentagon’s Top Challenges. Here’s Where Tech Fits In.

Two new challenges added this year focus on technological dominance and data as a strategic asset. Tech like hypersonics, microelectronics, AI, 5G and biotechnology were also highlighted.

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