Modernization News

Security Clearances to move to the Pentagon

Federal News Network (August 7, 2018)

It looks like the Administration is planning an executive order to move the security clearance process from the recently created National Background Investigations Bureau to the Pentagon although the ex­act timing of this is unclear, according to an article this week in Federal News Radio.  The move comes amid other changes proposed as part of the government-wide reorganization plan the Administration unveiled earlier this summer, which includes plans to transfer some of OPM’s HR operations to GSA.  Security clearance backlogs have plagued the federal government for decades.

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Move to the cloud is a no brainer so why resist?

Washington Technology (June 14, 2018)

Every day, American consumers enjoy the benefits of cloud computing. From streaming music to online shopping to social media, our daily lives are shaped by cloud-driven technologies that enable virtually unlimited information and content to be more securely stored and accessed from any location.

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A proxy battle of innovation vs. legacy technology

Defense News (May 8, 2018)

Like many in the technology sector, I’ve watched with great interest the contracting community’s maneuvering on the Pentagon’s upcoming Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract, marked by vigorous jousting among competitors to gain ground in new markets or protect existing ones.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation

Defense News (July 5, 2018)

In government contracting, it is a truism that significant challenges to the status quo invariably create pushback. But the status quo in government IT is inertia, and in a world of constantly evolving cyber threats, this creates greater risks and vulnerabilities. Our enemies in cyberspace are not standing still. Why should federal agencies?

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