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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EIS on the back burner

Federal agencies are focused COVID-19 response telework, and telecom carriers are working to help so modernization promised under the $50 billion governmentwide next generation telecom contract will have to wait.

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CFPB mandates telework

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau is requiring employees to telework while frontline agencies are sharing assessments for lowering risk of exposure for employees who cannot telework.

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Trump inches closer to exercising powers over medical supply chain

A March 18 executive order positions President Trump to invoke enhanced contracting powers granted under the Defense Production Act.

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Are federal facilities prepared for COVID-19?

Former DHS officials and unions worry whether existing security measures will help protect federal employees from the growing coronavirus pandemic.

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The rush to telework is testing federal systems

The sudden expansion of federal telework in response to the coronavirus pandemic is teaching agencies how to move ahead with remote workers.

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Dale Cabaniss quits as OPM chief

Deputy director Michael Rigas will lead OPM on an acting basis, a spokesperson said. The resignation appears linked to friction with White House personnel officials.

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White House rolls out operational pivot to manage pandemic

Federal agencies are being asked to realign non-mission critical activities and minimize face-to-face interactions with the general public to reduce coronavirus transmission.

Online collaboration technologies may be exposing more than realized

NIST offers tips for secure telework

As virtual meetings and other online interactions become a reality for many federal agencies and businesses, so too do cybersecurity threats.

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House Dems ask Trump to invoke emergency contracting authority

Special acquisition powers in a 1950 law could help the government obtain needed medical equipment in the coronavirus response.

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DOD faces network attacks amid telework uptick

The Defense Department's networks have been stressed since expanding telework to minimize coronavirus at defense agencies.

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