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    White House orders federal contractors vaccinated by Dec. 8

    New COVID-19 guidance directs federal contractors and subcontractors to make sure their employees are vaccinated — the latest in a series of new vaccine requirements the White House has been rolling out in recent weeks.


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    Keeping up with software cadence at the Air Force Test Center

    Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, commander of the Air Force Test Center, said the organization wants rapid software update capabilities for the USAF fleet, but at approach won't work in every use case. 09/28/2021

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    FCW Insider: September 28, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 09/28/2021

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    Funding bill fails in Senate

    The federal government is up against approaching deadlines for avoiding a partial government shutdown and hitting its debt ceiling. 09/27/2021

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    How feds can access TSP loans during shutdowns

    During the 35-day shutdown in 2018, the government's retirement savings system saw a spike in withdrawals from federal employees looking to make ends meet without regular paychecks. 09/27/2021

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    Spending the federal cybersecurity budget: what's next?

    A lot of new money is in the pipeline to help the federal government confront cybersecurity problems -- but what's the best way to allocate those resources? 09/27/2021

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    HUD makes nearly $100M in EIS task orders

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued three substantial task orders on the governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract. 09/27/2021

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    FCW Insider: September 27, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 09/27/2021

  • Defense
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    House passes 2022 defense policy bill

    The House passed its version of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act with a $24 billion topline spending increase over the Biden administration's budget proposal, potentially eliminating a major hurdle once the bill heads into conference with the Senate. 09/24/2021

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    Shutdown looms as Congress faces spending deadlines

    Most agencies are still operating under shutdown plans crafted under the Trump administration, but there are provisions for continuing pandemic programs and operations. 09/24/2021

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    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

    An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat. 09/07/2021

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    It's time for government tech to address inequities in service delivery

    Civil servants and vendors have traditionally approached government software with a mindset that has created administrative burdens – a confusing online application can stand in the way of someone getting healthcare, food assistance and unemployment insurance. 09/03/2021

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    Why VA must keep Vista healthy

    The moratorium on further Vista investment put in place three years ago creates major strategic issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs as the agency looks to put Cerner's commercial electronic health record system in place. 08/24/2021