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Technocrat | August 20, 2018: The (Security) Struggle is Real

Chances are you already know former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman secretly recorded conversations with President Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly. While we’re not here to talk politics, the recordings show that there are serious issues with honor-system security. Omarosa claims her convo with Kelly took place in the Situation Room, one of the White House’s highly secured SCIFs that prohibits all types of electronic devices.

Technocrat | August 13, 2018 The Latest JEDI: The Competition Awakens

This story making headlines has a Star Wars moniker, but it’s the federal government’s own little saga. The Department of Defense is mired in a conflict over JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure), a $10 billion single-award commercial cloud contract. Last week we told you that Amazon Web Services is probably rejoicing as the Pentagon reaffirms its commitment to the expansive cloud system.

What’s New This Week: NDAA Implication and a Tech Wish List

What’s new this week that affects you? While Washington politicos have their eye on on the Mueller investigation and the president’s Supreme Court nomination, federal technology leaders should turn their attention to some important spending developments. Here’s what you should know as you get ready for the week ahead…