Navy bumps NGEN award again

The Navy says it needs more time to make its pick between HP and a team led by CSC and Harris for the $5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.


The lifesaving imperative of adopting new technologies

With the rapid rise of new mobile and geospatial technologies hold the promising of reducing costs while increasing capabilities and above all, saving soldiers lives.

Lessons from Lockheed's $4.6B DISA GIG contract

Winning the job to manage DISA's Global Information Grid was big for Lockheed Martin. We get an inside look at how the company took over from the incumbent, and converted the work to a performance-based contract.

VA adds tablets to contracting vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has added amendments to an upcoming major procurement vehicle to specify several types of tablets and light laptop computers it may want to buy.

Krumbholz writes Networx blog

GSA's Karl Krumbholz joins the ranks of federal bloggers with a blog dedicated to news about network services.

NARA e-mail service on the fritz

Efforts to replace faulty network equipment have been complicated by problems with U.S. trade law.

Cisco's Klein listens from the top down

Bruce Klein, who leads Cisco's federal division, earns high praise from government IT leaders for his approach to partnering with agencies.

Emirates to block most BlackBerry services

Move by UAE to suspend BlackBerry services will affect local users and international travelers passing through the nation's airport.

Broadband plan would make FCC a player in cybersecurity framework

Under the National Broadband Plan released today by the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC would gain responsibilities for ensuring the safety of privately owned communications infrastructure.

FCC wants faster Internet for government buildings

Plan lays out immediate and long-term government and industry goals to expand affordable access to high-speed Internet connections.

Readers offer stuffing for IT turkey

Readers suggest a few projects that could have made our Thanksgiving list of failed, or deeply troubled, government IT projects and debate the causes of such large-scale failures.

IT turkeys: 7 government projects worthy of a roast

Over the years, the American public has been gifted with its share of computer-based turkeys -- information technology projects gone wrong, often at spectacular expense.

Cloud computing: Winners and losers

Technology companies that expect to beneift from cloud computing must creatively adapt licensing, pricing and revenue models.

Air Force activates new cyberspace defense unit

Combat communications wing supports new Space Command

DISA ramps up cloud-computing platform

The Defense Information Systems Agency is boasting that its new cloud-computing platform can provide a NIPRnet-connected, production-ready virtual server within 72 hours.

NIST readies Smart Grid security architecture

A cybersecurity working group is developing a security architecture and comprehensive set of security requirements to accompany the Smart Grid framework being developed by NIST's office for Smart Grid interoperability. A preliminary report is expected to be released for comment shortly.

NIST powers up framework for Smart Grid

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke unveils the first draft of a framework identifying existing standards for Smart Grid interoperability, laying out steps needed to address the gaps in these standards. The framework is the first step of a three-phase plan by NIST to develop Smart Grid standards.

Info-sharing tops DOD's tech wish list

DISA wants to deliver on-demand, enterprisewide technology services across the Defense Department.