• Industry urges POTUS to pounce on CHIPS Act impact: The semiconductor industry is urging POTUS to maximize the Act post-annual address.
  • A quick-and-dirty guide to HUBZone sole source contracts: All the info you could ever ask for when it comes to HUBZone set-asides.
  • Lawmakers clash over unemployment insurance fraud: House members point fingers over fraudulent payouts from COVID-era programs
  • What to expect from new IT/cyber/innovation House subcommittee: What does it mean for federal IT and cybersecurity innovation?



To reach interoperability, Army strives for ‘persistent modernization’.

One Lt. Gen emphasizes the importance of software in his organization’s modernization efforts launched in order to work with the private sector to “iterate in real time” — goals like these are in keeping with his overarching strategy of “persistent modernization.” Read more

DOD’s EHR platform rolled out to 11 new clinics.

The DOD’s electronic health records system MHS Genesis has been implemented at 11 new military health clinics on the East Coast. The system, which uses Oracle Cerner Corp.’s Millennium platform, has been deployed by Leidos to military treatment facilities in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Virginia. Read more

How the Navy is creating the “nirvana of one combat system.”

The Navy is considering how best to equip ships and sailors to take advantage of fleetwide connectivity provided by Project Overmatch. The Integrated Combat System, a single hardware-agnostic software suite which all ships can tap into, will allow ships to conduct missions alone or in a group. Read more

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  • Former director of Peraton’s NAVSEA programs promoted to Maritime Solutions VP.

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Azure Red Hat OpenShift for Microsoft Azure government launched.

Red Hat announced the general availability of Azure Red Hat OpenShift on Microsoft Azure for the Government, bringing together one of the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platforms and the power and scale of Microsoft Azure to U.S. government agencies. Read more

Seven new members added to INSA board.

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has welcomed seven new members to its 2023 Board of Directors. Led by Chairwoman Letitia A. Long, the 18-member board provides INSA with strategic guidance, direction, and business oversight. Read more

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Chair of House VA Committee “open to any idea that holds VA and Oracle Cerner accountable.”

He’s seriously looking for proposals. One possibility: provide a more holistic approach to solving issues with the EHR system without reverting to its precursor system, the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, known as VistA. Other ideas: scrape EHR program entirely. (That’ll teach ’em!) Read more

When picking IT projects to fund, OMB seeks evidence of zero trust.

Senior IT leaders at the White House assess a range of factors including an agency’s progress in adopting zero-trust architecture when deciding what technology projects to support as part of the larger federal budget request. Read more

Industry has just one week to weigh in on the next T4NG draft solicitation.

The VA isn’t paying much heed to contractors’ complaints that they do not have enough time to give meaningful comments on the first draft solicitation for this $60B IT services contract vehicle. Read more

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What’s the best way to close the Government’s digital divide?

Change is seldom easy. Yet for government and public sector executives, the need to modernize has never been greater, as there is a growing digital divide between constituent expectations and what many governments can offer. These five strategies may hold the answer for successful digital change in government. Read more

Are we going to see more crypto ads at this year’s Superbowl?

Super Bowl LVI was only a year ago, but when you look at some of those ads, it feels like a different era: one where the future of the internet was all about cryptocurrency, NFTs, and the metaverse. Companies that hadn’t even existed 10 or even three years prior spent big money promoting themselves as major Web3 players, and older, established companies tried to stake their claim in the same (crypto) world. That world wouldn’t last long. In the past year, Web3 fumbled and Big Tech stocks turned over. Now, AI is currently charging down the field as the hottest thing in a Silicon Valley that otherwise doesn’t have much to cheer for.  Read more




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