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GSA fine tunes e-commerce effort

The changes GSA made to its commercial electronic marketplace solicitation in early January makes the portal proposal more amenable to commercial providers, experts said.

DISA pushes on Fourth Estate network modernization

The DOD's central IT organization is leading a migration to a new single service network and will bring on the first agency later this year.

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FBI will notify states when election systems are breached

The internal policy change is meant to increase "visibility and transparency" around voting system intrusions during the 2020 election cycle.

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CenturyLink wins $1.6 billion telecom task order from Interior

After a protest from rival Verizon failed, CenturyLink emerged as the winner of the Interior Department's telecom modernization task order under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Army chief says to expect fewer program cuts in 2021 budget

After two rounds of zero-based budgeting, the Army's 2021 budget request is likely to contain fewer steep cuts to underperforming or legacy programs, according to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.

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What to watch in federal IT in 2020

This will be the year when IT governance practices drive a new wave of mission benefits, rather than just better control over IT infrastructure spending.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent presents opening remarks for the Women in Federal IT & Cyber event on March 29, 2018. (USDA photo by Tom Witham)

CDO Council, TBM updates

Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that work is happening behind the scenes to launch the Chief Data Officers Council and make progress on Technology Business Management.

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Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

In a flurry of letters from Capitol Hill before Christmas, the Agriculture and Treasury Departments got advice on leveraging Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions for modernization.

CMMC training underway for auditors

Training of the third-party accreditors for the DOD's upcoming unified cybersecurity standard will take place from now until June.

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How much Huawei is too much for U.S. allies?

A State Department official suggested the U.S. could seek to limit intelligence sharing with allies who use Huawei products for 5G, but stopped short of endorsing a legislative ban.

Data analytics

Legislative mandates provide direction on data

VA, HHS offer a look at how data management mandates from recent legislation are helping agencies.

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DOE launches quantum funding opportunity

The Department of Energy streamlines and accelerates its quantum computing research efforts with far-reaching funding opportunities.

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