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    DOD's silence on CMMC is worrying industry, trade groups claim

    Months of silence from the Defense Department on the status of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program is palpable and stirring unease among defense contractors, trade associations say in a letter to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks. 09/09/2021

  • Acquisition
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    DHS makes awards in $3 billion financial systems software BPA

    In the works since 2017, a plan to unify financial reporting across the highly federated Department of Homeland Security is getting closer to coming online. 09/08/2021

  • Modernization
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    GSA names Raylene Yung as next TMF executive director

    In her new role, Yung will help federal agencies with critical IT and cybersecurity investments through the Technology Modernization Fund. 09/07/2021

  • Workforce
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    Feds get more guidance on COVID vaccination, testing

    The Biden administration is eyeing booster shots for some Americans, but for its vaccination and testing program for federal employees, those who are two weeks out from a completed vaccination are considered covered without a booster shot, for now. 09/07/2021

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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

  • Congress
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    House infrastructure bill includes over $3 billion for federal tech

    Under an amendment from Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), the Technology Modernization Fund could see another $1 billion in capitalization. 09/03/2021

  • Comment
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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

  • Workforce
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    Federal managers seek hard info on COVID-19 testing plans

    In a letter sent to administration officials Thursday, the Government Managers Coalition flagged concerns that agencies and managers are ill-prepared to roll out the administration's COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements for feds. 09/02/2021

  • Management
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    Where does the TMF Board go from here?

    With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity. 08/31/2021

  • Oversight
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    IG reports delays in COVID notification in GSA facilities

    A report from the General Services Administration's Office of the Inspector General says the agency's Public Buildings Services at times failed to follow CDC guidelines around reporting and cleaning procedures for COVID-19 incidents. 08/31/2021

  • Workforce
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    GSA launches new Digital Corps to attract early-career techies

    The first cohort of the new program, which launches in the fall, will focus on pandemic response, the economy, cybersecurity and streamlining government services. 08/30/2021

  • Industry Eagle Award
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    Craig Abod: Taking the pain out of procurement

    Craig Abod and Carahsoft have been working to make IT acquisition decisions easier and more effective. 08/28/2021

  • Defense
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    Microelectronics supply chain challenges and zero trust

    When it comes to microelectronics supply chain, better security risk assessment as manufacturers base contend with ongoing threats. 08/26/2021

  • Comment
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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

  • IT Modernization
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    TMF, cyber EO drive modernization at Labor, CIO says

    The unprecedented investment in IT and cybersecurity resources have provided agencies like the Department of Labor with a historic opportunity to tackle some of their loftiest modernization plans. 08/24/2021

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  • Comment
    cloud automation (Omelchenko/Shutterstock.com)

    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

  • Comment
    shutterstock ID: 358511345 by lightspring

    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

  • Comment
    VA facility in Cincinnati 2020 Editorial credit: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com

    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