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Frank Konkel

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Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is the editor-in-chief of GovExec. Frank has been reporting on the federal government in 2013, focusing on the intersection of business, technology and government and occasionally covering the military’s use of emerging technologies. He grew up on a dairy farm and previously covered state and local issues in his home state of Michigan after graduating from Michigan State University.
Companies

Google is now authorized to host classified data in the cloud

The security milestone puts Google in a position to compete for classified business at U.S. defense and intelligence agencies.

Companies

2023 was just the start of generative AI’s rise, government and industry leaders say

Generative artificial intelligence is not just a buzzword. The number of use cases is going and looks poised to keep doing so.

Contracts

House picks new speaker, but shutdown threat looms

Federal agency missions often take a back seat amid preparations for a funding lapse.

Contracts

New ‘Hyperspace Challenge’ aims to pair mature space tech with DOD, Space Force

The upcoming Hyperspace Challenge will link industry with the Defense Department and inform them of various opportunities to partner.

Contracts

USDA CIO talks modernization, CX priorities

The Agriculture Department has made strides to modernize tech systems and improve service delivery, but there’s more work to do, according to Chief Information Officer Gary Washington.

Companies

Microsoft unveils OpenAI service for government customers

Microsoft is opening up its commercial generative AI technology to public sector customers and partners.

Exclusive Companies

Meet Google Public Sector’s new board of directors

Dave Goldfein, retired general and former Air Force chief of staff, will serve as the board’s chairman, alongside professionals with backgrounds in defense and intelligence, technology, education, health care and state and local government.

Companies

Quantum cryptography market to exceed $3B by 2028

The growth reflects rising concern about the potential threat posed by fully realized quantum computers.

Contracts

6 big-ticket contracts to watch in 2023

These multiple-award opportunities range in potential estimated value from $5 billion to $100 billion.

Contracts

Report: These 9 trends are reshaping government in 2023

Technology and efforts to improve digital service delivery factor into many trends identified in a March report by Deloitte's Center for Government Insights.

Companies

FTC seeks info on cloud computing market’s influence

The Federal Trade Commission is asking for public feedback about the market power of cloud computing providers, among other information.

Contracts

DHS awards $1.1M to federal labs in contracts seeking ‘groundbreaking’ tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

Podcasts

WT 360: The Info Session picks up where 2022 ended and starts on 2023

The premiere episode of what is now WT 360 is also the start of our new Info Session series that brings together the reporting staff from WT's partner publications. Frank Konkel of Nextgov and Carten Cordell of FCW join the conversation to preview storylines to watch in 2023.

Contracts

Federal contract spending decreases again in fiscal 2022

Defense spending dipped significantly in fiscal 2022, while civilian agencies spent slightly more on contracts compared to the previous year.

Contracts

Tech wanted: government calls on industry to help with net-zero carbon buildings

Two agencies released a request for information this week asking for ideas to achieve net-zero carbon emissions.

Contracts

SAIC snags $160M contract to support Navy networks

The Virginia-based company will provide an assortment of IT services to the U.S. Navy.

Companies

Google bets big on government business with new division

Google Public Sector aims to accelerate digital transformation across government.