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Frank Konkel

Executive Editor, Nextgov

Frank Konkel
Frank Konkel is Nextgov’s executive editor. He writes about the intersection of government and technology. Frank began covering tech in 2013 upon moving to the Washington, D.C., area after getting his start in journalism working at local and state issues at daily newspapers in his home state of Michigan. Frank was born and raised on a dairy farm and graduated from Michigan State University.
Cloud & Infrastructure

Google bets big on government business with new division

Google Public Sector aims to accelerate digital transformation for federal, state and local governments, as well as educational institutions.


Strategy aims to secure grid and strengthen cyber resilience

Incorporating cyber technology early in the engineering process will help the energy industry reduce risk from foreign actors, according to a new report from the Department of Energy.


CISOs think they aren’t getting enough cyber investment, survey says

The survey indicates cyber concerns do not always resonate with C-suite decision makers.

Public Safety

Delivering emergency alerts to vehicle infotainment systems

Drivers may soon receive real-time emergency and fire alerts and improved evacuation routing on their vehicles' infotainment systems.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Federal broadband strategies 'fragmented and overlapping,' GAO says

Millions of Americans still lack broadband internet, despite efforts of than 100 programs administered by 15 agencies, the Government Accountability Office reported.


Agencies lack data on ransomware payments

A new report details the role cryptocurrencies play in incentivizing ransomware attacks and the government’s response.


Legislation promoting cyber collaboration between DHS and states awaits Biden signature

The legislation would improve information sharing between federal cybersecurity authorities and state and local governments.


Survey: 93% of Americans fear cyber warfare against U.S.

A consumer survey suggests Americans are taking some steps to prepare for possible cyber warfare.

State & Local

6 in 10 Americans would quit current job for remote position

Work-life balance is increasingly important for today’s post-pandemic workforce.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Survey: No clear winner in cloud wars

The biggest potential differentiator among hyperscale cloud providers is automation and migration services.

Cloud & Infrastructure

U.S. cloud service giants take action against Russia

The largest cloud providers in the U.S. are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Data & Analytics

Survey: AI ‘mission critical’ to 70% of public sector IT decision makers

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are far more than buzzwords in the government space.