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IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

Experts say Congress, OMB must be involved to improve IT acquisition

When it comes to federal IT acquisition, the workforce is too small, the hurdles are numerous, and modernization is slow — yet there is something government knows how to do well. Continue reading

Marines want industry help with mobility

The U.S. Marines have always been an expeditionary force, and as their reliance on technology has grown Continue reading

IT modernization is just the beginning

Modernizing aging IT systems has always been a goal for agency CIOs, but one that’s often pushed out to an indeterminate time in the future. Continue reading

What Technology Contractors Should Expect from Vincent Viola as Army Secretary

Anyone following politics knows by now that President Trump has selected Vincent Viola to serve as Secretary of the Army. Continue reading

Oracle to leave GSA schedule: A signal of broader change?

Let that sink in for a second. One of the largest software vendors in the world is telling GSA, thanks, but we can live without you. Continue reading

FDA plans major IT refresh

FDA Deputy CIO Brad Wintermute detailed the plan at the Appian World 2016 conference and said the agency receives 90 percent of its information electronically, has to communicate efficiently across many intra-agency divisions and faces a constantly increasing workload. Continue reading

DOD slammed on ENCORE III contracting

Two federal contracting groups want changes to the selection criteria in the Defense Department’s upcoming $17.5 billion multiple award IT contract. Continue reading

More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

The government has long advocated that agencies stop using the numbers as personal identifiers, and many large agencies have already done so. Continue reading

DoD overhauling design process for troubled business IT systems

“We don’t have a not-stellar record, we have a horrendous record,” he said. “I think that of all the things the department does badly, that’s one of the things we do the worst.” Continue reading