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Culture and IT modernization

Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes.

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Shared services poised for adoption

Quality Service Management Offices shared service offerings move closer to reality for federal agencies.

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IG: GSA system erred on small business designation

Large businesses were misidentified as small businesses in General Services Administration's procurement data system, according to the agency's watchdog.

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Recent EIS activity goes on the books

The Department of the Interior, the Council on Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency and the Defense Information Systems Agency spent the summer awarding Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task orders.

IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

House votes for new rules on federal IOT acquisition

Legislation from congressional tech stalwarts would add security requirements for connected devices purchased by the federal government.

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From weapons to workforce, digital centricity is the Air Force's new motto

Air Force leadership highlights the need for digitally fluent personnel and digital manufacturing during the 2020 Air, Space, Cyber conference.

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'Huawei ban' means contract modifications

The General Services Administration is seeing high rates of acceptance of contract modifications from contractors to comply with acquisition rules in the 2019 defense bill.

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Pentagon raises AI ambitions

The Defense Department wants to make AI training available to all DOD components by 2021.

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Don't expect finished defense bill soon, Thornberry says

Rep. Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's ranking member, said the November elections could hold up negotiations over key provisions in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.

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DOD refreshes acquisition policies

The Defense Department released a long-awaited update of policies governing its buying practices, with an eye to rapid technology acquisition.

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FCC estimates $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE telecom parts

The agency also released a list of 51 firms that would qualify for reimbursement, spanning from smaller telecoms to large vendors like Verizon and CenturyLink.

DOD cloud

DOD affirms JEDI award to Microsoft

After a reevaluation of certain aspects of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure solicitation, the Defense Department is sticking with its guns and giving the contract to Microsoft -- but that doesn't mean a long-running legal battle will just go away.

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