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Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is vice president of editorial and an editor at large for Nextgov/FCW. 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 covering 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.

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.


Microsoft unveils OpenAI service for government customers

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

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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.


Quantum cryptography market to exceed $3B by 2028

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


6 big-ticket contracts to watch in 2023

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


SAIC snags $160M contract to support Navy networks

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


Google bets big on government business with new division

Google Public Sector aims to accelerate digital transformation across government.


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

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


NSA re-awards secret $10 billion contract to Amazon

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