Lockheed Martin led in 2002 DOD contracts

The Defense Department issued prime contracts worth $17 billion to Lockheed Martin Corp. in fiscal 2002, making it DOD's top contractor.

Cybersecurity

Many HSD agencies have IT problems, GAO says

The new Homeland Security Department will inherit many of the IT management problems of its component agencies, the General Accounting Office reported today. <br>

Cybersecurity

Thieves steal computers containing Defense health care data

Thieves made off with several notebook PCs and the hard drives from several servers after breaking into the office of a Defense Department health care service contractor. <br>

Setting up enterprise architecture seen as biggest IT challenge

Setting up an agency's enterprise architecture is the biggest challenge government IT workers face, according to a survey recently released by the Association for Federal IRM.<br>

Post Newsweek honors IT leaders, agency projects

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have had a lingering effect on government IT efforts. Many agencies are working toward greater security and intergovernmental cooperation.

OUR STORY: GCN chronicled attacks' fallout

Aboard a plane and on his way to a conference at the time of the attacks, GCN executive editor <b>Thomas R. Temin</b> spent Sept. 11 and 12 editing stories via handheld and fax from South Haven, Miss.

GSA appoints CTO within revamped Citizens Services Office

The General Services Administration continued its reorganization today, naming Casey Coleman as the agency's chief technology officer for its Office of Citizens Services.

WorldCom wins DREN contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency yesterday awarded the long-awaited Defense Research and Engineering Network contract to WorldCom Inc.

Online posting of Lincoln papers completed

The Library of Congress this month put the final pieces of the Abraham Lincoln Papers online.

Cybersecurity

Security takes on a new significance at FOSE

Like everything else in the United States, FOSE looks different after Sept. 11.

State & Local

Computer outage stalls Massachusetts driver licensing

Computers for issuing driver's licenses and vehicle registrations throughout Massachusetts were offline for nearly three hours Friday.

Agency gets set to launch eNASA

NASA's new administrator, Sean O'Keefe, has been on the job only two months, but the space agency's IT projects already bear his signature, insiders say.

Navy taps rear admiral to head new NMCI office

The Navy will establish a new program office to serve as a central point of authority for the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet.

Nancy Dorn nominated to replace O'Keefe at OMB

President Bush has nominated Nancy Dorn to take over the post of deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, which became vacant when Sean O'Keefe left in November to become the NASA administrator.

War on terrorism speeds many federal IT plans

The war on terrorism has brought a greater sense of urgency and cooperation to many federal IT efforts, several senior systems officials said last month.

INCOMING

Take the test. Computer Sciences Corp. will help the Defense Department evaluate tactics, techniques and procedures used to coordinate operations among the branches of the military. Under a five-year, $100 million contract signed last month, CSC will support DOD's Joint Test and Evaluation programs.

DOD seeks small-business ideas to help fight a war on terrorism

The Defense Department is relying more on small contractors to make big contributions to its IT efforts, a lead procurement official for the department promised last month.

War on terror sets premium on speed, cooperation

The post-Sept. 11 environment has brought better cooperation among agencies and a greater sense of urgency, senior systems officials said yesterday at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Policymaker Breakfast.

Davis bill promotes IT outsourcing

A bill sponsored by Rep. Tom Davis would establish a training fund for IT procurement workers that should improve management of large contracts, the congressman said last week.

Weather Service inks IT services contract

The National Weather Service awarded a $24.5 million contract for its Solutions for the NWS IT Services task to QSS Group Inc.

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