Amazon

  • For DLA, there’s only one path to modernize its technology

    Michelle Jacobs, the director of DLA’s hosting office, said the agency is using commercial cloud services to host more than 60 percent of its applications and wants to move toward a software-as-a-service model.

  • Postal union dismisses ‘shot in the dark’ proposals from White House task force

    The White House’s task force on USPS recommends reamortizing payments that would, in the long-term, save the Postal Service about $20 billion. That would also increase annual retirement contributions.

  • JEDI cloud project is in trouble

    Pentagon decides to go ahead with another conflict of interest study. That can’t be good.

  • Two studies debunk ‘urban myths’ about GSA Advantage

    The Coalition for Government Procurement and the Naval Postgraduate School found agencies were getting better deals through GSA Advantage than through pilots using Amazon.

  • Success: It’s all in the curated data

    From math workbooks to computer systems for the top markets in the nation, Accenture Technology’s Annette Rippert joined Women of Washington to talk the important of data scientists and believing in your own abilities.

  • What Amazon’s HQ2 really means for Virginia

    With the recent announcement that Amazon’s HQ2 will reside partly in northern Virginia, we gather together an emergency EXTRA episode with some of the most influential minds in the region: Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University; Tien Wong, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Opus8; and Jason Miller, CEO of the Greater Washington Partnership; to understand how Amazon’s move is a huge opportunity for the area.

  • Army looks to video game companies to make training more realistic

    DoD is using new contracting authorities to reach out to video game companies.

  • TSP’s T Fund tanks, loses $100B — if it had one

    Imagine the financial and emotional hangover you would have today if some, most or all of your retirement nest egg had been invested in the Thrift Savings Plan’s T Fund? That’s “T” for technical stocks.

  • Housing affordability still an impediment to DC’s growth

    David Bowers, vice president and Mid-Atlantic market leader for Enterprise Community Partners, discusses how D.C. consistently ranks as one of the most expensive places to live in the country, and how high prices hurt quality of life, as well as slow the influx of talent and businesses from other regions.

  • Some House lawmakers want special procurement rules for e-commerce platform

    Industry associations’ concerns grow about e-commerce portal with language in the 2019 Defense Authorization bill.