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

What will it take to get quantum computers? Hardware is just the beginning, experts tell Congress

by Carten Cordell • 3 days ago

Talent and international cooperation are part of the equation, academics tell the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Acquisition

PMA’s plans to modernize IT, workforce rebuffed by House Democrats

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

The White House’s plan to transform the government’s IT infrastructure, workforce and data management is facing a familiar foe: entrenched partisanship.

Tech

ODNI’s Sue Gordon: We must all be technologists

by Carten Cordell • 4 days ago

In an age of complex and dynamic problems for the intelligence community, "those who cannot lead in technology will not be great leaders,” the deputy director says.

Acquisition

Murphy plans to reconstruct GSA schedules as part of governmentwide reform

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

To facilitate her agency's role in shared services, the GSA administrator is looking to reshape the procurement schedules that agencies will buy from.

Acquisition

What will the CIO executive order do that FITARA hasn’t?

by Carten Cordell • 5 days ago

The White House hopes its newest executive order can get CIOs a bigger seat in agency leadership by giving them backing from the president.

Acquisition

Census Bureau, contractor race to update identity management system for 2020

by Carten Cordell • 7 days ago

With 2020 census deadlines looming, the Census Bureau will continue work with a single contractor to implement $9.5 million in upgrades to secure taxpayer information.