One Agency Plans to Lock Employees In a Room Until They Learn Cyber Hygiene

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will be locking employees in escape rooms to test their knowledge of cybersecurity.

Changes Coming to GSA’s Breach, Identity Protection Offerings

Interested parties have until the end of the month to chime in on changes to the Data Breach and Identity Protection Services special item number.

Get Ready for a Massive Government Spending Spree

A combination of factors will see federal agencies trying to spend as much as 40 percent of their budgets in the final two months of the fiscal year.

Oracle Protests Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract

It's the first protest against the $10 billion cloud contract so far.

Census Awards Last Major IT Contract Ahead of 2020 Count

The award comes as officials work to get preparations for the 2020 count back on track.

Government’s IT Watchdog on the Tech Challenges He Leaves Behind

After 16 years, the Government Accountability Office’s IT Director Dave Powner has seen federal technology improve but here’s what he hopes agencies and Congress continue to work on.

How GSA is Helping Small Businesses Get Contracts Faster

A newly launched pilot program lets the agency’s contracting experts help push deals over the finish line.

Bidding Begins for Pentagon's Controversial $10 Billion War Cloud

Despite some industry clamor, the Defense Department will stick to a single cloud provider for its JEDI cloud contract.

Pentagon to Increase Health Records Contract Ceiling By Another Billion

The increase includes looping the Coast Guard into the contract, as well as additional capabilities.

GSA's Property Database Contract Isn't Really Worth $8 Billion

A typo in the solicitation led people to believe the agency planned to spend $8.2 billion. The agency doesn't even want to spend $8.2 million.

Acquisition Professionals Place Little Importance on Innovation, Survey Finds

Respondents found some recurring challenges were offset by an improvement in acquisition talent.

Software Companies Push Senate to Weaken Lowest Price Contracting Rule

Making agencies prioritize the lowest price is leading to poor contracting choices, a software trade group says.

Government’s Cyber Monitoring Program Would Become Law Under House Bill

The bill also aims to prevent agencies from getting stuck with outdated technology.

GSA Official: Next-Gen Telecom Contract Is An Opportunity For Transformation

Agencies should think of the move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract as more than a transition.

Pentagon Wants to Move Some Cyber Defense Operations to the Cloud

The Defense Department’s considering a cloud extension of its Acropolis system, which it describes as “where we fight” in cyberspace.

Official Says Vendors Will Have To Abide by New IT Spending Schema Too

But officials have yet to answer outstanding questions about how that would work.

Kaspersky Makes Last Ditch Argument to Halt Congressional Ban from Being Implemented

Multiple agencies have set Monday, July 16, as the deadline for the ban to be implemented in new procurements.

Army Developing Simulated Missile Launchers to Improve Combat Training

The goal is to train pilots and other crew members on how to respond to shoulder-fired missiles and rocket launchers.

The Pentagon Wants to Automate Some Classification Decisions

The proposed software would help defense officials make classification decisions and automatically enforce them.