Nihal Krishan

Tech Reporter

Nihal Krishan is a technology reporter for FedScoop. He came to the publication from the Washington Examiner where he was the  Big Tech Reporter and has previously covered the tech industry at Mother Jones and Global Competition Review. Besides tech policy, he has also extensively covered national politics with a focus on the economy and campaign finance. His work has been published in the Boston GlobeUSA TODAYHuffPost, and the Arizona Republic, and he’s appeared on NPR, SiriusXM, and PBS Arizona. A graduate of Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School for Journalism, he learned to love biking and backpacking in the southwest. Nihal is a TCK who grew up in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, India, and Singapore. You can email him at nihal.krishan@fedscoop.com

Cyber

Coast Guard needs to improve its cyber workforce says watchdog

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The GAO calls on the service to adopt six key recommendations to improve the ability of its staff to respond to cyberattacks.

Policy

Bill to consolidate federal agency software contracts expected to progress in Senate

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If enacted, SAMOSAA would compel federal agencies to purchase unlimited software contracts and require greater product interoperability among Big Tech companies providing services to government.

Modernization

VA Secretary says Oracle-Cerner EHR rollout will not continue until patient safety risks are addressed

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VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Monday that the department it is working through an implementation check list for each hospital set to receive the new system.

Workforce

Google Public Sector brings in new CEO Karen Dahut from Booz Allen Hamilton

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The executive is tasked with expanding Google Public Sector's presence in the the federal, state and local government markets and growing its education sector portfolio.

Modernization

Sammies award-winner Barbara Morton on the importance of measuring customer experience

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“[I]f the experiences are bad, there's something else at work here that we need to sort of be able to uncover and address before a crisis happens and that’s what we’ve done."

Policy

Rep. Rosendale questions size of penalty imposed on Cerner-Oracle by VA amid electronic health record system failures

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At a House hearing Tuesday, Rep. Rosendale, R-Mont., cited a figure of $156,750 that according to the lawmaker the VA has withheld from the technology giant.

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