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GSA looking for new telecom director

The General Services Administration wants to fill a senior executive position that provides strategic vision for its Telecommunications Services program.

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New ideas for an old institution

TechCongress is trying to inject technology expertise into the legislative branch.

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NTIA blocks China Mobile's bid for U.S. presence

The NTIA tells the FCC that China Mobile is a potential national security threat if it is allowed to provide international services from the U.S.

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Census seeks software help for internet response

As Census wraps up its in-field test of operations and systems that will be used in 2020, the bureau is seeking information about software related to its survey questionnaires.

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DOD puts JEDI under CIO leadership

In a June 22 memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan ordered DOD’s massive commercial cloud acquisition fall under new CIO Dana Deasy.

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Watchdog: GSA isn't clearing all contactors for work on telecom transition

According to an oversight memo, GSA didn't complete required background checks on all contractors working on transition duties for the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Systems contract.

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A cyber handbook for the c-suite exec and rank-and-file fed

Two tech advisory bodies to the government have developed a new guidebook to train and educate federal cybersecurity professionals.

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Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration's pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency's legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges.

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Tech is center stage in global IRS tax crime partnership

The IRS announced a global partnership with four other nations that will focus on information and technology sharing, cooperation on criminal and financial investigations, cybercrime and cryptocurrencies.

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New rule covers purchasing authority for cyber emergencies

The federal government is moving to expand emergency procurement authority for purchases used to respond to or recover from a cyber attack, according to a new proposed rule in the Federal Register.

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VA's new health record could yield savings – in 10 years

As the Department of Veterans Affairs embarks on a decade-long, $16 billion journey to replace its homegrown electronic health records system with a commercial platform, there's some hope that there will be savings on the post-implementation side.

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IRS wants cloud-based AI to sniff out insider threats

The tax agency is looking for a cloud-based, artificially intelligent analytical platform that can identify and mitigate cyber and insider threats within the agency.

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