CIO Briefing

The Government’s Paperwork Problem is Undermining Public Trust

An audit suggests agencies are doing a poor job of assessing the burden their information requests place on the public.

IT Modernization

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.

Policy

White House Lays Groundwork for Improving Government Customer Experience

The Office of Management and Budget’s new Circular A-11 provides guidance to federal agencies in establishing customer experience frameworks.

Emerging Tech

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.

Cybersecurity

DHS Aims to Turn Mobile Devices into No Phishing Zones

The Homeland Security Department and 16 other agencies are upgrading their mobile device security.

Cybersecurity

DHS Looks to Improve Cyber Capabilities for Financial Services

The Homeland Security Department’s innovation unit is seeing how open-source technology can defend from emerging threats.

IT Modernization

GSA: Phase II Centers of Excellence Bids Will Begin in July

Officials from the General Services Administration and Agriculture Department met with industry about the next phase of IT modernization efforts.

CIO Briefing

Congress Questions Trump's ZTE Deal

Plus the other goodies tucked into the National Defense Authorization Act federal employees need to know.

IT Modernization

GAO Rules Against Pentagon's Experimental $950 Million Cloud Deal

The Government Accountability Office recommended the Defense Department terminate a contract awarded to REAN Cloud in February.

IT Modernization

VA Signs $10 Billion Health Records Contract With Cerner

VA will formally pursue the same health records platform as the Pentagon.

IT Modernization

With No Permanent Leadership, VA Forges Ahead on $16 Billion Health Records Effort

The Veterans Affairs Department will press on with its electronic health records contract without a permanent secretary or chief information officer.

IT Modernization

JEDI Will Be Just One of Many Clouds, Says Pentagon’s No. 2

The giant and groundbreaking IT contract may cover just a fraction of the cloud-services orders to come.

IT Modernization

IRS’ 60-Year-Old IT System Failed on Tax Day Due to New Hardware

Congress and watchdogs have been warning the IRS to upgrade its systems for years.

Policy

House Armed Services Chair Wants to Cut DISA and Number of Defense CIOs

Draft legislation from Rep. Mac Thornberry would eliminate several Defense agencies, including DISA.

CIO Briefing

General Dynamics Completes CSRA Buy

General Dynamics finalized its acquisition of IT contractor CSRA for $9.7 billion.

Emerging Tech

Is Amazon The Lone Frontrunner For A $10 Billion Pentagon Cloud Contract?

Amazon Web Services may be the only vendor capable of meeting Defense Department requirements for its highly-anticipated cloud contract.

CIO Briefing

Bidding War Over? CACI Withdraws Offer To Buy CSRA

CACI withdrew its $7.2 billion offer to purchase IT contractor CSRA.