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Obituary: Kevin Carroll

Long-time Army procurement expert and head of PEO EIS Kevin Carroll has passed away.

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Local governments look to Congress for help with COVID impacts

Counties and municipalities put faith in SMART, HEROES legislation to offset economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Information sharing

'Zero trust' requires IT and the mission side to collaborate

Since 9/11, agencies have been pushed to quickly and easily share information, but cybersecurity failures are pushing government to a zero trust model – one which brings challenges of its own.

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Zielinski to take CIO post in Dallas

As one of the top category managers prepares to take on a municipal CIO position in Texas, the General Services Administration is shifting personnel deep inside the organization.

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Google wins DOD cloud pilot contract

The Defense Innovation Unit, awarded Google Cloud a contract for a multi-cloud security gateway to manage and monitor applications and mitigate cyber threats.

Joe Novotny, reading clerk of the House of Representatives, May 15, 2020

House passes $3 trillion HEROES Act relief legislation

The Senate has no plans to take up the bill and White House said it would veto what it called an "partisan and ideological wishlist".

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Pentagon reassigns COVID policy response lead

The Defense Department’s chief for industrial policy, Jennifer Santos, who has been leading the organization’s production strategy for supplies needed to fight COVID-19, has been removed from her post.

Bill Evanina

The need for clearances may drop as teleworking expands, Evanina says

Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said the intel community’s carte blanche need for top-secret security clearances may dwindle due to expanded telework abilities.

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How TIC pilots can help clarify federal cloud policy

As agencies migrate more of their IT systems and infrastructure to the cloud, the line has become blurred regarding roles and responsibilities between DHS, agencies and vendors.

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Senate panel tees up cyber legislation with expanded powers for CISA and a new White House role

As the committee focused on how to turn ideas from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission report into legislation, the threat of cyber espionage from China loomed large over the discussion.

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$3T COVID relief bill includes tech money and restructures health acquisition

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, proposed by House Democrats, calls for far more than additional stimulus checks and emergency funding for state and local governments. FCW breaks down the provisions.

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NITAAC says it can fill in for STARS

The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the slack for GSA's STARS II 8(a) small business set aside contract’s early cut off.

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