FILE- This Jan. 21, 2017, file photo shows the floor of the main lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va. The FBI “exercised remarkable caution and candor” in securing search warrants that led to espionage charges against a former CIA employee, prosecutors have told a federal judge presiding over the case. Prosecutors said a court hearing is not necessary to reject Joshua Adam Schulte’s claims that evidence should be tossed out because searches of his New York City residence and various electronic accounts were illegal. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Time for DoD to cancel JEDI, ride the CIA’s cloud coattails

The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) sent a memo to House and Senate lawmakers explaining why the Defense Department should drop its JEDI plan…

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Spending on legacy IT continues to grow, but there is light at the end of the tunnel

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Shawn McCarthy: DOD has more spending money than you might think in next year’s budget

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Shawn McCarthy, Research Director, IDC Government Insights

Civilian agencies could spend about 10 percent more on IT than what was originally predicted in the fiscal 2015 budget. IDC Government Insights says the…

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Shawn McCarthy, Program Manager, IDC Government Insights

The White House budget request for 2016 calls for a 2.3 percent increase in IT spending across the federal government. That’s about a $2 billion increase…

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Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government

The White House is looking for new ways to stay ahead of the technology curve. One consideration is to upgrade its smart phones from blackberries to Androids or other smartphones. But making the switch is not that easy. There are things to consider such as security issues, effectiveness, and cost. For perspective, Tom and Emily spoke with Shawn McCarthy research director at IDC Government on the Federal Drive. He explains why the White House is not switching from using the blackberry in the near future.

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