Coronavirus could further delay EIS telecom modernization ‘crucial’ to emergency response
The General Services Administration isn't pushing back contract award deadlines, yet.
IT remains high in Senate’s nearly $2 trillion rescue package, but less than House’s draft
The Senate's COVID-19 response bill offers a different and apparently smaller chunk of money to the federal government to meet its teleworking and IT challenges.
The case for remote voting by Congress strengthens as more lawmakers quarantine
Independent resolutions in the House and Senate don't specify what technology might be used in each chamber, respectively.
Pentagon’s corrective action an attempt to ‘gerrymander’ JEDI in Microsoft’s favor, AWS says
Amazon Web Services filed a response opposing the Department of Defense's recent motion to remand the case and re-evaluate parts of its departmentwide enterprise cloud contract.
IT spending would go beyond OMB request under House’s emergency bill
The House measure arrived while Senate Democrats and the Trump administration were working on a different version of a massive package to boost the U.S. economy.
Tech Modernization Fund would get $3B surge under House emergency appropriations
Agencies could apply to use part of the $3 billion through fiscal 2022 specifically for "technology-related modernization activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus."
Census Bureau seeks ‘economic indicator’ status for experimental data product
The Business Formation Statistics could be the first measure to receive the distinction since 2004, as the bureau looks to innovate beyond traditional surveys.
NSF marshals data science, blockchain to streamline federal grant processing
A National Science Foundation team developed a document ‘fingerprinting’ process that could help federal grant-issuing agencies sort through thousands of proposals more effectively.
How network modeling and cyber hygiene improve security odds for federal agencies
Modern network modeling platforms will help equip agencies to find and automatically update outdated configuration rules lurking on aging infrastructure.
DOD wants to re-evaluate parts of JEDI
In the motion filed Thursday evening, the Pentagon asks the court to remand Amazon's protest of the JEDI contract to the department for 120 days so that it can "reconsider certain aspects of the challenged agency decision."