• Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

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    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/13/2019

  • Defense
    Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

    Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

    Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms. 11/12/2019

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

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  • Cloud
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    Focus on compute, not cloud, says GSA official

    Agencies have to put data center and cloud optimization plans together to come to cohesive solution for computing, said agency and industry experts. 11/12/2019

  • People
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    Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

    The General Services Administration's former top acquisition service official has a new job at an investment firm's cloud and cyber solutions company. 11/12/2019

  • Election Security
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    Report: election vendors need more federal oversight

    A virtual oligopoly over voting technology by three private vendors and a lack of federal regulatory pressure has led to dangerous security vulnerabilities in the nation's election infrastructure, according to a new report. 11/12/2019

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    FCW Insider: Nov. 12

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 11/12/2019

  • Law Enforcement
    blockchain

    Cryptocurrency tracking improves -- but how?

    The IRS and other tax enforcement agencies are touting big improvements in tracing the use of cryptocurrencies in tax evasion and other criminal schemes. They just don't want to talk about how. 11/08/2019

  • Acquisition
    CBP Beagle Frodo inspects bagsess of returning passengers at Chicago

    CBP taps CACI for $1.8B modernization contract

    Customs and Border Protection awarded an $1.8 billion back-office IT modernization contract through the General Services Administration's assisted acquisition service. 11/08/2019

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