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Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
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.

Contracts

Interior issues draft cloud RFP valued at up to $1B

The Interior Department’s next cloud contract appears to be a big one.

Contracts

NSA re-awards secret $10 billion contract to Amazon

Amazon Web Services beat out Microsoft for the contract after a bid protest battle.

Contracts

Biden Requests Significant IT, Cyber Investment Increases for 2023

Tech and cybersecurity spending would receive major boosts under President Joe Biden’s proposed 2023 budget.

Companies

Oracle’s Cloud Can Now Host Select Top Secret Defense Data

The company will make use of special regions to store the government’s data.

Contracts

Legislation to Expand Federal Contracting Opportunities Reaches President’s Desk

The legislation aims to improve government contracting opportunities for small businesses but could have a major impact on governmentwide procurement.