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FCW Insider: July 23

The coming budget deal could forestall a shutdown, but it won't put agencies' IT efforts any further ahead, according to some experts. Mark Rockwell has the story.

5G telecommunications technology has garnered new attention and focus from the Defense Department, but it may not be that big a deal for military tech. Lauren C. Williams has more.

Credit-monitoring giant Equifax announced a $671 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission Monday over a 2017 breach that exposed more than 147 million Americans' personal and financial data. Several lawmakers, however, said it was not enough to compensate for the breach or shelve calls for additional oversight credit agencies. Derek Johnson has the story.

The recently established Federal Acquisition Security Council is ramping up resources to help agencies better understand and manage their supply chain security risks. Troy K. Schneider and Anoushka Deshmukh have details.

President Donald Trump should keep out the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract. Steve Kelman explains why.

Posted on Jul 23, 2019 at 8:31 AM


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    The growing importance of GWACs

    One of the government's most popular methods for buying emerging technologies and critical IT services faces significant challenges in an ever-changing marketplace

  • Workforce
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    White House orders federal contractors vaccinated by Dec. 8

    New COVID-19 guidance directs federal contractors and subcontractors to make sure their employees are vaccinated — the latest in a series of new vaccine requirements the White House has been rolling out in recent weeks.

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