This week in FCW history

Two years ago: FCW, Aug. 10, 2001

Forman: Too much spent on IT
The Army was in the early stages of its drive to have the chief information officer consolidate all information technology buys. The changes were outlined in a policy memo from Gen. Eric Shinseki, Army chief of staff, and then-Army Secretary Thomas White. The changes centered largely on the Army Knowledge Online portal and were designed to consolidate the IT infrastructure and its management.

One year ago: FCW, Aug. 5, 2002

OMB freezes more IT funds
The Office of Management and Budget took another step toward consolidating information systems at agencies bound for the Homeland Security Department, freezing more than $200 million earmarked for major management systems in the fiscal 2002 and 2003 budgets. The freeze was the second in less than three weeks.

One year ago: FCW, Aug. 5, 2002

DOD focused on wireless security
The Defense Department's top technology official said that the agency was going to issue stricter rules for how Defense personnel use wireless devices. One year later, the policy is still pending.

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    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

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    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
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    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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