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.

IT Modernization

DHS Faces Rising Costs as Planned Biometrics Cloud Gets Pushed Back

Three years behind schedule, the move from legacy IDENT to the new Amazon-hosted HART system is now slated for the end of 2021.

Ideas

How the Pandemic Impacted Government’s Cloud Migration Plans: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

While federal, state and local agencies remain firm believers in hybrid environments, they face several obstacles.

Emerging Tech

Defense Secretary Approves JADC2 Strategy

“Now it's delivery time,” Joint Staff J6 Lt. Gen. Dennis Crall said of the department’s plan for a data-centric warfighting network.

Ideas

Executive Order Hints at FedRAMP Alternatives

The order calls for modernizing the cloud-security program and opens the door for other frameworks to be used for authorization.

IT Modernization

Judge Chooses Timeline for JEDI Cloud Case

The judge opted for the schedule proposed by Amazon Web Services over the Defense Department’s.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon May Push Forward With JEDI Litigation

Court documents filed May 28 indicate the legal battle over the JEDI cloud contract could stretch into October.

Ideas

COVID-19 Compressed Government’s Digital Transformation Initiatives. Now What? 

With telework here to stay, federal agencies are investing energy and resources into long-term IT infrastructure solutions rather than quick fixes.

IT Modernization

If the Pentagon Drops JEDI, Then What?

Defense Department officials say the contract’s enterprisewide capabilities are still needed, but how to fill that need may be different given the department’s changing cloud landscape.

Emerging Tech

NIST Wants Help Assessing China’s Influence on Emerging Technology Standards

The agency wants insight into how the nation might engage in international standardization activities for artificial intelligence and quantum information science.

Ideas

Modernizing Container Security Is Essential to Secure Application Development

Most traditional security tools agencies rely on aren’t designed to effectively show what’s going on inside of a container.

IT Modernization

Justice Official Recommends Supreme Court Reject Oracle’s JEDI Petition  

Oracle has not won at any level of court despite numerous bid protests against the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Cybersecurity

FedRAMP Board Extends Deadline For Cloud Providers to Pitch Line-Jumping Business Cases

Cloud service providers hoping to secure authorizations to operate at multiple agencies simultaneously got some more time to make a business case for their prioritization by the board.

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