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Adam Mazmanian

Executive Editor, Nextgov/FCW

Adam Mazmanian

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of Nextgov/FCW. Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, governmentwide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.


The Pentagon's cloud plans are expanding to the inspector general's office

The watchdog office is on the hunt for cloud capabilities that support its sensitive mission.


Justice Department moves to block purchase of signals intelligence tech amid antitrust concerns

The U.S. government is opposing Booz Allen’s bid to acquire a rival ahead of a five-year signals intelligence procurement.


Trade groups seek changes to SEC’s breach disclosure plan

Defense contractors may be subject to conflicting cyber rules of the road if a proposed financial reporting rule takes effect without changes, trade associations say.


Former DOD cyber official loses bid for Congress despite Trump’s backing

Katie Arrington, who led a Defense Department push to bring 300,000 contractors into compliance with cyber hygiene policies, lost her race to oust a Republican incumbent in a South Carolina congressional primary.

IT Infrastructure

DOD-VA health record modernization not hitting interoperability targets, watchdogs say

In a joint oversight report, inspectors general at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs say that some legacy health data isn't being migrated to new electronic health records systems.


New cyber bill calls for shadow IT assessment at VA

The bill tasks VA with obtaining an independent cybersecurity review of the agency's most critical systems.


CISA, FBI warn on cyber threats targeting Ukraine

"Wiper" malware aimed at Ukraine government and critical infrastructure systems could bleed over into the U.S., law enforcement warns.


DOD health record system still faces cyber, training issues

The annual report from the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation at the Department of Defense finds some improvement but ongoing issues with MHS Genesis.


NSA to get binding operational directive authority under new cyber policy

A new memo signed by President Biden outlines how the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity applies to national security systems.

IT Infrastructure

VA seeks dashboard to coordinate $21B health record project

The Office of Electronic Health Records Modernization wants a dashboard view of progress across the DOD and VA's interconnected software upgrades.