The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration said they expect to issue the request for quotes for a potential $8B cloud contract in February with plans to award it by April, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The Defense Enterprise Office Solution contract seeks to replace the Defense Enterprise Email Service, which the Defense Information Systems Agency currently operates.Read More »
John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said he plans to hold in two weeks a meeting of CIOs from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. to address issues with regard to intelligence data sharing and collaboration, FedScoop reported Wednesday. “We’ve been able at some level to collaborate with our Five Eyes allied partners for a number of years, and there’s been some notable strides in terms of more seamless email, connectivity, video teleconferencing, phone,” he said at an event hosted by George Washington University and Fed Insider.
U.S. Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy told Defense News in an interview published Monday about the service’s efforts to transition the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Research Development Engineering Command to Army Futures Command. He said the branch expects the complete the move of the center under Futures Command by the end of fall 2018 and the R&D command by next spring.
Philip McAlister, director of commercial spaceflight development at NASA’s headquarters, has said the space agency’s collaboration with the private sector has resulted in a cultural change, broadened the scope of ideas and allowed NASA to view how commercial techniques operate, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “We’re giving more responsibility to the …Read More »
The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects. The PESCO projects encompass …Read More »
The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department and NASA implement collaboration platforms and related processes to coordinate the acquisition of space launch services for cargo capsules and satellites. The finding is based on GAO’s assessment of a DoD study that examines how the Pentagon and NASA facilitate coordination on …Read More »
Jason Gray, chief information officer at the Education Department, has said the federal information technology community should encourage collaboration across agencies through sharing of strategies and lessons learned to fully implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and expand the law’s impact. Gray wrote in a CIO.gov article published …Read More »
Barry Van Lare: Next Administration Should Form Intergovernmental Partnership With State, Local Govt Agencies
The incoming U.S. president and Congress should establish a new intergovernmental partnership with state and local government agencies in an effort to facilitate the deployment of resources to help address domestic issues and reinstate public trust. Barry Van Lare, president of BLVL Consulting, wrote in the Memos to the President …Read More »
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity has released a report that outlines six imperatives to ensure security of the digital economy. The commission said in the report published Thursday that the government and industry should work together to defend and safeguard digital networks and the information infrastructure, as well as facilitate investments …Read More »
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has discussed plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the Australian city of Darwin by 2020 with Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne during a bilateral meeting held in Washington, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Westbrook writes the two countries have reached a cost-sharing agreement in principle to increase U.S. …Read More »