Policy

IT Modernization Bill Heads to President

Congress passes the Modernizing Government Technology Act as part of the defense authorization bill.

CIO Briefing

Bid Protests Decline in 2017

Contractors filed fewer contract protests for the first time since 2013.

Policy

Sessions: Surveillance Reform Could Be 'Exceedingly Damaging' to National Security

Getting a warrant before searching through information collected under Section 702 authorities would be burdensome, the attorney general told lawmakers.

CIO Briefing

Agency Scores Fall in Latest FITARA Scorecard

The new metric on software licensing knocked many agencies' grades down.

Policy

Congress May Be Making the Pentagon Amazon's Next Big Customer

Though lawmakers revised the so-called "Amazon amendment," only a small number of companies could provide the government with an e-commerce site.

IT Modernization

GSA to Industry: Help Us Write Better Cloud Contracts

The government doesn’t always do a good job explaining what it wants.

CIO Briefing

Federal Agency Customer Experience Act Clears Senate

The legislation awaits a markup from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

CIO Briefing

This One Rule Informs All of Veterans Affairs' Customer Service Decisions

Bells and whistles are great, but they don't matter if they aren't helping customers, Veterans Affairs Department's Lynda Davis said.

IT Modernization

Massive Classified NSA Contract Under Protest

The second part of the National Security Agency's Groundbreaker IT is on hold.

Emerging Tech

Tech Industry Group Releases Artificial Intelligence Policy Guide

The Information Technology Industry Council released guidance on how industry and government can work together to grow systems based on the human mind.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Extends Commercial Health Records Pilot to Fourth Site

The system will be tested at one of the largest military hospitals on the West Coast.

CIO Briefing

Don’t Bet Against the Baltimore-Washington Area in Amazon’s HQ2 Search

The region put in multiple bids: one from D.C., one from Baltimore and a joint proposal from two Northern Virginia counties.

CIO Briefing

Could the Senate’s Plan to Speed Up Bid Protests Backfire?

A shorter timeframe to review contracting disputes could put significant stress on the Government Accountability Office.

IT Modernization

Microsoft Cloud Can Now Host Classified Pentagon Data

The Defense Department will be able to send data that requires a secret-level security clearance to view to the company’s cloud.

CIO Briefing

GAO Denies Equifax Bid Protest on IRS Contract

In its ruling, GAO said Equifax’ contentions were “unreasonable,” allowing IRS to move forward on a contract with Experian.

CIO Briefing

IRS Suspends $7 Million Equifax Contract

The suspension comes after additional security incidents at Equifax.

IT Modernization

House Passes FITARA Enhancement Act

The bill, which passed 418 to 0, would get rid of some of the sunsetting provisions of the original FITARA.

Emerging Tech

U.S. Government’s Hurricane-Hunting Satellite Scheduled to Launch Next Month

NOAA's sending a high-powered replacement into space to boost its weather forecasting capabilities.