Carten Cordell

Carten Cordell

Senior Tech Reporter

Carten Cordell is a Senior Technology Reporter for FedScoop. He is a former workforce and acquisition reporter at Federal Times, having previously served as online editor for Northern Virginia Magazine and Investigative Reporter for, Virginia Bureau. Carten was a 2014 National Press Foundation Paul Miller Fellow and has a Master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a graduate of Auburn University and promises to temper his passions for college football while in the office.


OPM clashes with IG on cyber posture

by Carten Cordell • 1 hour ago

OPM’s relationship with its inspector general has gone from a difference of opinion to a heated schism on the subject of IT security in its latest audit.


Air Force wants a better view of the landscape for intelligence analytics tools

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

The Air Force is awash in intelligence data and wants to work with industry and academia to find new tools that can help its analysts.


Don’t get carried away with OTAs, experts caution

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

OTAs are the cool new authority in procurement circles, but acquisition officials say they run the risk of being dramatically overused.


OPM gives agencies guidance on what makes a cyber job

by Carten Cordell • 6 days ago

OPM’s new "interpretive" guidance is the latest chapter in a 14-year effort to define the skills and roles needed for federal cybersecurity jobs.


Intelligence agency wants new tech to safeguard future SCIFs from foreign surveillance

by Carten Cordell • 1 week ago

Facing more surveillance tactics from foreign adversaries, IARPA wants new solutions to safeguard the government’s most sensitive meeting sites.


GSA taps MAXIMUS as first contact center contract awardee

by Carten Cordell • 1 week ago

Reston, Va.-based contractor MAXIMUS said it will soon offer services on the GSA’s new automated contact center solutions SIN.

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