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FCW Insider: Aug. 19

The Navy is establishing a new special assistant to the secretary for information management and CIO. The new position will have broad authority over Navy and Marine Corps will have broad authority over cybersecurity standards, have a say in IT acquisition and develop data and digital strategies. The new CIO will report directly to the secretary of the Navy. Adam Mazmanian has more.

Financial, technical and bureaucratic hurdles are making it more difficult for states to patch their election-related software and move on from an expiring Microsoft Windows operating system. Derek B. Johnson explains how Windows 7 woes are crashing into 2020 election cycle.

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*** The Defense Information Systems Agency granted reciprocity to civilian side cloud security approvals conducted under the FedRAMP program at the General Services Administration. Under the new policy, DISA will allow Defense Department mission partners to host impact-level 2 data on systems approved as FedRAMP Moderate.

*** The Department of Homeland Security plans to award a new contract for a financial system integrator in mid-February of 2020 according to contracting documents published Aug. 16. The Joint Enterprise Financial System Integrator is part of two big solicitations designed to put DHS financial systems in big components under a single umbrella system. A draft solicitation for the integrator contract will be released in early September with a final solicitation set to hit the street in October.

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:17 AM


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