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FCW Insider: May 28

Jose Arrieta, who has spearheaded blockchain efforts at the Department of Health and Human Services, takes over as that agency's CIO. Troy K. Schneider has more.

An updated credentialing policy from the White House aims to make PIV cards interoperable across agencies and tap federal identifiers like Social Security numbers to secure digital transactions. Chase Gunter explains what it means for agencies and for ordinary citizens.

The Department of Veterans Affairs is opposing a Senate plan to establish an advisory board to conduct oversight of the agency's $16 billion, 10-year plan to implement a commercial electronic health record system. Adam Mazmanian reports.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teeing up plans to regulate self-driving cars. The conversation is going to be as much about physical design as about software. Chase has the story.

Quick Hits

*** The Department of Homeland Security has awarded a new contract for a dashboard that will lay the groundwork for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program to take advantage of artificial intelligence, machine learning and CDM's vast stores of data. ECS Federal, a Fairfax, Va.-based subsidiary of ASGN Inc., is the awardee. Read more in GCN.

*** Dan Helfrich, incoming CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP, writes in Washington Technology about what he's learned about mission, collaboration and scale over the course of a long career in the government market.

*** The Office of Personnel Management is encouraging agencies to allow employees affected by a 100-day Metro repair project to take advantage of telework and flexible work schedules. The train platform reconstruction project will see six Blue Line and Yellow Line stations completely closed between May 25 and September 8.

Posted on May 28, 2019 at 2:15 PM


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