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 Watchdog.org, 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.

Tech

Agencies need to better track adoption of cyber framework in critical infrastructure — GAO

by Carten Cordell • 2 days ago

A new report found a lack of insight into the progress of federal efforts to promote critical infrastructure adoption of the NIST cybersecurity framework.

Acquisition

Inside DHS’s complicated relationship with industry

by Carten Cordell • 3 days ago

A new report found divides between industry and agency officials on each's responsibility for pitfalls in acquisitions and the pursuit for innovation.

Acquisition

GSA merges shared services team and management councils into new office

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

The new entity will serve as the integrator for the administration’s broader acquisition and performance management goals.

Acquisition

GSA awards $15B Alliant 2 contract to 81 small businesses

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

GSA officials tapped 81 small businesses to fulfill its 10-year, $15-billion IT services contract.

Tech

Mulvaney touts R&D increase, but some accounts would take cuts

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

The OMB director extolled proposed increases for research & development, but some agencies tasked with technology development are taking a hit.

Tech

2019 budget request includes plans to train feds for emerging tech

by Carten Cordell • 6 days ago

The request included a $50 million fund to improve federal recruitment and retention of technology personnel.