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Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
Policy

Report: 6 Keys for Successful Government Crisis Contact Centers

When natural disasters or emergencies arise, federal agencies must be able to respond effectively to public inquiry, and technology is key.

CXO Briefing

Survey: CIOs Feel Elevated, Consider Themselves ‘Changemakers’

The survey found more than 3 in 4 chief information officers believe their roles have been elevated in response to recent economic times.

Emerging Tech

DHS Awards $1.1M to Federal Labs in Contracts Seeking ‘Groundbreaking’ Tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

CXO Briefing

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Ban TikTok in U.S.

TikTok poses a national security threat, according to lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle.

News

Pentagon: $9B Cloud Contract Gives Us ‘Leg Up’ on China, Adversaries

Defense officials explained the importance the department is placing on the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract.

CXO Briefing

Ukraine Tech Chief: Cloud Migration ‘Saved Ukrainian Government and Economy’

“Russian missiles can’t destroy the cloud,” Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation explained.

News

What a Divided Government Could Mean for Tech Policy

Here’s what a split Congress might mean for tech, cybersecurity and governance.

Emerging Tech

National Labs to Receive $1.5B Funding Boost

The resources will come from President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act.

News

Federal Contract Spending Decreases Again in Fiscal 2022

Defense spending dipped significantly in fiscal 2022, while civilian agencies spent slightly more on contracts compared to the previous year.

News

Bid Protests Decline for 4th Consecutive Year

Bid protests issued by federal agencies declined 12% in fiscal 2022.

Emerging Tech

49% of Tech Pros Believe AI Poses ‘Existential Threat’ to Humanity, Per Report

Others believe artificial intelligence will be a necessary component of most major business strategies in the near future.