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Frank Konkel


Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is the editor-in-chief of GovExec. Frank has been reporting on the federal government in 2013, focusing on the intersection of business, technology and government and occasionally covering the military’s use of emerging technologies. He grew up on a dairy farm and previously covered state and local issues in his home state of Michigan after graduating from Michigan State University.
Artificial Intelligence

The US intelligence community is embracing generative AI

Intelligence agencies are using generative AI for a variety of purposes, including content triage and assisting analysts.


AI, commitment to workforce helped fuel GDIT’s growth in 2023

General Dynamics Information Technology President Amy Gilliland sat down with Nextgov/FCW for a one-on-one interview after a big year for the company.


Oracle achieves authorization to host secret classified data

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now available to U.S. government customers at all classification levels.

Artificial Intelligence

IRS commissioner indicates AI will play growing role in future tax collection

IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel opined about the agency’s current and future use of AI just days after Tax Day.


Google Public Sector ‘hitting our stride’ in government market, CEO says

Nextgov/FCW caught up with Google Public Sector Chief Executive Officer Karen Dahut at Google Cloud NEXT.

Exclusive Cybersecurity

Some Volt Typhoon victims ‘won’t know they’re impacted,’ Mandiant CEO says

The efforts of the Beijing-linked Volt Typhoon hacking group represent the “natural progression” of Chinese espionage, according to Kevin Mandia.


Google is now authorized to host classified data in the cloud

The security milestone puts Google in a position to compete for classified business at DOD and U.S. intelligence agencies.

Artificial Intelligence

The CIA is taking a ‘crawl, walk, run’ approach to GenAI

The approach may help the intelligence agency sprint ahead of adversaries in AI capabilities.

Exclusive Digital Government

TSA survey reveals 93% of travelers satisfied with passenger experience

Even more travelers were confident in the Transportation Security Administration’s ability to keep air travel safe.

Artificial Intelligence

GAO to release landmark AI report

The report provides a baseline for the use of artificial intelligence across major non-defense federal agencies and how they are meeting existing requirements.


How a push to the cloud helped a Ukrainian bank keep faith with customers amid war

Ukraine’s largest bank preserved economic stability for 20 million customers amid an ongoing war with Russia.

Digital Government

Customer satisfaction with government jumps again

Citizen satisfaction increased almost 3% in 2023, according to the latest data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.


House picks new speaker, but shutdown threat looms

Federal agency missions often take a back seat amid preparations for a funding lapse.


How the U.S. Postal Service is doing cloud 'right'

The United States Postal Service CIO explained her agency started its cloud journey early and maintains a business objectives focus for migrations.


Raylene Yung exits TMF

Jessie Posilkin, currently the Technology Modernization Fund's customer experience portfolio director, will take over as acting executive director until a permanent candidate is selected.

Digital Government

Lawmaker demands action from social media companies amid disinformation deluge

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., questioned whether tech companies are doing enough to curb the massive influx of disinformation regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Emerging Tech

New ‘Hyperspace Challenge’ aims to pair mature space tech with DOD, Space Force

The upcoming Hyperspace Challenge will link industry with the Defense Department and inform them of various opportunities to partner.