Is it time to rethink IT governance?

In this Q&A from our sibling publication FCW.com, a U.S. Digital Service veteran talks about the need for IT stakeholders of all stripes to share their thoughts on governance obstacles that hinder successful acquisition and deployment of big and small technology projects.

Contractors vulnerable to China hacks

The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks.

Tech groups slam Trump's diversity training executive order

The pushback comes as the Labor Department tries to explain what the memo does and does not allow with regard to diversity training.

Threat of a shutdown looms post election day

Five weeks separate the November elections and the expiration date on the current continuing resolution keeping the federal government open, but a path to avoiding a shutdown in December is not entirely clear.

Push back begins against anti-diversity training ban

An IT group, a law firm and a government worker union have added their voices to the opposition to the White House plan to ban training that addresses certain areas of diversity and inclusion.

Court denies Oracle's JEDI appeal

A panel of federal appellate judges affirmed a lower court decision denying a protest by Oracle in the Defense Department's $10 billion cloud procurement dubbed JEDI.

Trump fires TVA chairman over IT outsourcing

The federally owned power company is rethinking plans to fire its internal IT staff and shift to managed services in light of Trump's intervention and a new executive order on federal contracting.

Federal CIO Kent to exit in July

During her tenure, Suzette Kent pushed on policies including Trusted Internet Connection, identity management and the creation of the Chief Data Officers Council.

Bipartisan plan would boost NSF for tech research

Competition with China is at the center of a bipartisan $110 billion plan to boost technology research and development through a dramatic reorganization of the National Science Foundation.

AWS looks to expand record in JEDI lawsuit

A recent filing also takes a hard look at the timing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper's recusal in the case.

Altamira's Davies to takes vice chair role at IAC

Altamira CEO Ted Davies replaces the departing Tony Scott, who resigned as vice chair of IAC in September.

Microsoft wins DOD's JEDI cloud contract

The long-awaited Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract could run for 10 years with a ceiling of $10 billion.

ICE extends Palantir's case management contract

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is sticking with Palantir's Gotham as its case management tool, and granted Palantir a three-year sole source extension to operate and service the system.

Navy elevates CIO role

The Navy is establishing a new special assistant to the secretary for information management/CIO to enforce cybersecurity standards, have a say in IT acquisition and develop data and digital strategies.

DOD, DHS driving more OTAs

The Defense and Homeland Security departments are planning to increase use of OTAs as tool for leveraging emerging technologies.

House members push for more EHR interoperability

Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee want to use the must-pass 2020 defense authorization bill to advance interoperability and joint management of the electronic health records systems at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

GSA releases e-commerce solictiation

The e-commerce effort dubbed "Amazon for government" is getting closer to becoming reality with a draft solicitation released by the General Services Administration.

Oracle fights on as JEDI court date nears

A federal judge will hear arguments on July 10 as Oracle continues to push that the JEDI solicitation was 'cooked' in favor of AWS.

Army Secretary Esper tapped as acting DefSec as Shanahan resigns

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has resigned and withdrawn his name from consideration to hold the top Pentagon job. Trump announced that Army Secretary Mark Esper is taking over as acting defense secretary.

Contractors: Leadership still needed on joint health record project

Contractors support establishment of a government body that can settle disputes between VA and DOD as they each implement new electronic health systems based on Cerner's software platform.