Federal News Network asked 10 members of the federal IT community to offer comments and insights about the impact Federal CIO Suzette Kent has had on the government over the last two-plus years.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, the new DoD Secretary and the president continue to weigh-in on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement raising questions about the future of the initiative.
The Professional Services Council, an industry association, asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to limit the type of work Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers can do for DoD.
DoD’s general purpose cloud is coming later than expected.
Industry experts say the CIA’s C2E cloud procurement demonstrates that a multi-cloud, multi-vendor approach is necessary for the agency’s needs of today and tomorrow.
The Government Accountability Office denied the protest of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) solicitation by Oracle saying DoD was consistent with statutes and regulations.
Multiple sources in and out of government confirmed to Federal News Radio that DoD told the House and Senate Armed Services committees that it expects to release a third draft solicitation of the JEDI contract this week.
Industry sources say focus on the JEDI cloud procurement by Congress and interest by the new DoD CIO could further delay the final solicitation.
Industry says the Defense Digital Service is wedded to an approach to move to commercial cloud and the lack of open and transparent discussions is causing concerns.
The Pentagon awards a contract to REAN Cloud that could be worth up to $950 million while also facing a protest of a supporter services contract.