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Aaron Boyd

Senior Editor

Aaron Boyd is an award-winning journalist currently serving as senior editor for technology and events at Nextgov. He primarily covers federal government IT contracting and cybersecurity issues affecting both civilian and defense agencies. As a lifelong nerd and policy wonk, he feels right at home covering the intersection of technology and policy in the nation's capital.
Emerging Tech

Defense Security Service Is Trying to Overhaul the Entire Security Clearance Process

And it turned to an alternative contracting method to find nontraditional background check companies and ideas.

Emerging Tech

Energy Opens Portal to National Labs Experts, Tech

The Lab Partnership Service website gives private-sector innovators better access to public-sector research and technology.

CIO Briefing

Social Security Wants Help Keeping Tabs on the Software Market

The Social Security Administration wants to know if a small business can provide fast market intelligence reports when the agency is ready to buy.

CIO Briefing

Feds Say Small Talent Pool, Smaller Budget Causing Workforce Crisis

Here’s why public-sector hiring managers think the government is struggling to fill its ranks.

CIO Briefing

Alabama Man Allegedly Stole $22M in Agency Computers Meant for Kids

The man took computer equipment donated by federal agencies and sold it through his store, according to the indictment.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Most Feds Who BYOD Do It Without Agency Approval

It’s hard for agency security officials to protect networks when they don’t know what’s connecting to them, experts say.

CIO Briefing

18F Names Acting Executive Director

The government’s innovation arm shuffles leadership roles as executive director exits.

CIO Briefing

For the Pentagon Management Chief, Reform Begins with Good Data

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson offers a view of the path to reform in an exclusive interview with Nextgov.

Emerging Tech

IRS Wants Artificial Intelligence To Guard Taxpayer Data

The tax agency wants to know if the AI and machine learning are mature enough to secure its systems from cyberattacks.

Emerging Tech

Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On

The committee created two groups, one dedicated to machine learning and another for research and development priorities.

CIO Briefing

Call for Nominations: What Does It Take to Be Bold?

Nominations are open for the annual Bold program, a showcase of federal innovation on the edge.

Cybersecurity

Here’s a Handbook for Becoming a Great Agency CISO

The CIO and CISO Councils teamed up to offer a comprehensive, searchable guide to being a cybersecurity leader.

IT Modernization

What DOD’s Change In Cloud Leadership Means For Multibillion-Dollar Programs

The Defense Department’s management chief Jay Gibson discusses the evolving Cloud Executive Steering Group.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Customs Expects Face Scanning to Speed Up Security at Florida Airport

Using Homeland Security’s biometric program, one airport is increasing security while shortening lines.

IT Modernization

The Tech Side of Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government

The plans would force government to get digital, as well as improve the way it provides services to citizens.

Cybersecurity

Can a Small Business Take Over DISA’s $1B Perimeter Security Contract?

The defense agency issued two RFIs asking small and disadvantaged businesses whether they can support the Gateway Security program.

Emerging Tech

Defense Department Awards 14 Spots on $7.5B Innovative Tech Contract

DISA announced winners for the unrestricted portion of the SETI contract, with small business awards schedule for later this year.

Emerging Tech

Navy Wants Experimental Tech to Streamline Operations in Port and at Sea

SPAWAR is using its other transaction authority to solicit prototypes through the TReX consortium.