IT Modernization

Amazon ‘Quite Likely’ to Prove Pentagon Made an Evaluation Error in JEDI Cloud Contract, Judge Says

In an unsealed ruling, a federal judge explains why she issued a hold on work under the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Cybersecurity

Former DHS Acting Inspector General Indicted for Stealing Database with Personnel Information

The 16-count indictment includes charges of theft of proprietary software and intent to defraud the U.S. government.

IT Modernization

Judge Puts Pentagon's Giant JEDI Cloud Contract On Hold

The up-to-$10 billion cloud contract is enjoined until “further notice from the court” while Amazon pursues a lawsuit.

IT Modernization

Amazon Seeks Trump Testimony About Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Amazon Web Services also wants to hear from Defense Secretary Mark Esper and asked for White House communications in its case against the Defense Department.

CIO Briefing

Whistleblower Protection Agency, Judge Clash Over Which Feds to Protect From Reprisal

A narrow interpretation of a new law could discourage federal employees from reporting wrongdoing, agency says.

Emerging Tech

Justice Files ‘First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action’ Against Robocall Carriers

The department is suing a handful of companies that were repeatedly warned they were facilitating fraudulent robocalls from organizations posing as government agencies and other businesses.

IT Modernization

JEDI’s Legal Challengers Make Their Next Moves

Amazon Web Services asks a federal judge to stop work on the cloud contract and Oracle knocks back assertions that the procurement was fair because Microsoft won. 

IT Modernization

Amazon Will File Injunction to Stop JEDI Work

The latest twist in the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract could halt further action.

IT Modernization

After Two Years, JEDI is Finally Underway

The second year of competition for the Pentagon’s controversial cloud contract was as dramatic as the first.

Emerging Tech

Amazon Claims Pentagon Got Almost Everything Wrong in JEDI Evaluation

The company alleges the president’s public beef with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos influenced “substantial and pervasive errors” in the Defense Department’s technical evaluation of bids.

CIO Briefing

Lawsuit Against Working During Shutdowns Presents a Potential Catch-22

A federal judge ruled it would be too disruptive to stop agencies from forcing employees to work without pay during a lapse in appropriations, but the Trump administration on Wednesday argued the case is now moot because government is open.

Data

The ACCC Is Suing Google over Tracking Users. Here's Why It Matters.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission follows regulators in countries including the U.S. and Germany in taking action against the way “tech giants” harvest and exploit their users’ data.

IT Modernization

A Plan to Reduce Bench Warrants—By Text Message

After success in one county, Minnesota is rolling out a statewide program that sends reminders to defendants about their court appearances.

CIO Briefing

How Trump's Defiance of Impeachment Probe Could Leave Federal Employees Criminally Liable

As White House pledges no cooperation, experts say employees have options to remain on a legal path.

Cybersecurity

Justice Department Charges Edward Snowden With Violating Non-Disclosure Agreements

Prosecutors are seeking to prevent the former NSA contractor from profiting from his unauthorized release of classified information.

CIO Briefing

State Attorneys General Launch Google Antitrust Probe

The investigation of Google’s advertising practices is the latest to target tech companies.

CIO Briefing

Trump Administration Seeks to Quash Lawsuit Over OPM Hack

Government says feds are not entitled to damages as hackers intended to use the personal information they gathered for spying, not identity theft or fraud. 

IT Modernization

Oracle Pledges to Keep JEDI Fight Alive In Court of Appeals

An appeal would bring Oracle’s fight with the Pentagon to over a year, as the department prepares to announce an award.

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