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SEWP cuts turnaround time to support COVID-19 response

Customers including DOD and FEMA are pressing NASA's acquisition vehicle for faster quotes to support COVID-19 response.

Barr presses states to allow critical feds to go to work

DOJ asks state AGs to ensure that mission-critical personnel can perform official duties despite local lockdowns.

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Suzette Kent: The CIOs' CIO

The federal CIO has taken the lead on a broad range of federal IT initiatives -- and been a champion for her agency counterparts.

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Labor Dept. waives some contractor compliance requirements

The Department of Labor's compliance program office temporarily waived some contractor affirmative action requirements to speed up COVID-19 response.

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NAPA will study OPM-GSA merger

The Academy expects to have complete study by March 2021.

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OPM fast-tracks hiring for coronavirus response

Temporary appointment authority is in effect until March 2021 or public emergency is declared over.

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‘Parts don’t get sick, people do’: A look at DOD’s logistical challenges

The Defense Department is extremely efficient at planning and logistics, but the uncertainty surrounding how long and how widespread COVID-19 will be raises concerns on how parts, people, and acquisition will be affected.

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FAA administrator instructs employees to avoid agency facilities

Only mission-critical employees are required to report to agency facilities, the administrator -- who is himself quarantined after COVID-19 exposure -- told staff March 19.

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COVID-19 funding package includes federal building safety and security

The Trump administration wants hundreds of millions of dollars in extra funding to clean and secure federal buildings from exposure to coronavirus.

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Contractors still waiting on consistent pandemic guidance

A few agencies have advised their contractors on how to proceed in the current uncertain environment, but lawmakers and trade groups want clear guidance and legislation amid the worsening pandemic.

DHS unveils EIS plans to industry

The Department of Homeland Security issued a draft solicitation to Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vendors for headquarters data networks.

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DOD looks to industry for anti-COVID-19 prototypes

The Defense Department wants prototype solutions to combat the novel coronavirus disease and other emerging bio-threats, according to a March 15 request to industry.

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