E-mail: The next thing of the past?

At least one company wants to phase out e-mail in favor of newer messaging technologies -- and older ones.

Federal cloud procurements not 'gloom and doom' for small vendors

While federal agencies are transitioning to cloud computing environments, what are the prospects for smaller IT vendors in being part of the trend?

NASA picks a new technologist

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named the agency's top advisor for technology.

Light Bulb Finder mobile app wins EPA contest

The Environmental Protection Agency named the winners of its Apps for the Environment challenge.

GPO gets a new inspector general

The Government Printing Office has a new inspector general in charge of auditing the agency's activities.

House kills withholding requirement on contractors

The House approves a repeal of the 3 percent withholding tax on contractors. Next up a Senate vote.

VA Acquisition Academy chancellor wins national award

Lisa Doyle was honored for her efforts in getting the VA's acquisition academy up and running

VA readies deal to buy 100,000 tablets

The Veterans Affairs Department has concluded that a mobile device management solution will overcome any security hurdles.

ISC2 honors federal IT security professionals for creating innovative apps

Organization of IT security professionals announced winners of leadership awards at the TSA, Army, Air Force and other agencies.

IBM goes on record with $243M National Archives win

The National Archives and Records Administration has closed the book on development of the Electronic Records Archives -- for now.

GSA social media timeline sputtering to a halt?

The General Services Administration's crowdsourced Web graphic showing federal social media activity is languishing.

CGI lifts DHS public websites into the cloud

The Homeland Security Department is moving its public-facing websites to the cloud on a $600,000-a-year contract.

Get used to shutdown risks

A smooth budget process isn't likely anytime soon, but agencies may be getting used to it.

Federal grant data riddled with inconsistencies, report says

The Sunlight Foundation found tons of unreliable federal grant data when they compared USASpending.gov figures with other reporting databases.

DHS names Spaulding to critical infrastructure post

Suzanne Spaulding is the new deputy undersecretary for DHS' National Protection & Programs Directorate, according to a news report.

New ethics rules may limit contact with feds

A proposed ethics rule would bar feds from lobbyist-sponsored social events, but there are plenty of gray areas on what can and can't be done.

Outsourcing IT to other countries adds to cyber risks, report says

A Intelligence and National Security Alliance's white paper warns against the government's global outsourcing practices with respect to IT.

Accenture pays nearly $64M to settle kickback allegations

Accenture LLP has agreed to pay almost $64 million in fines to the federal government to resolve allegations brought in a whistleblower lawsuit.

First CIO is on the job at consumer protection bureau

Chris Willey previously served as deputy CIO at OPM

National Sept. 11 museum launches mobile app

The National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum is offering a free iPhone application.