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FCW Insider: Aug. 28

The General Services Administration says it's on target with its planned consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule, with the new format set for release Oct. 1. Mark Rockwell has more.

The government is prepping plans for a bug bounty rollout. Derek B. Johnson takes a look at what the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Management and Budget want to see in vulnerability disclosure reporting.

The Transportation Security Administration is testing its ability to match live photos of air passengers with travel documents using a proprietary algorithmic system in a 30-day opt-in trial at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Adam Mazmanian reports.

In 2010, IRS began implementing a large data loss prevention solution to protect taxpayer data. Nearly a decade later, only one-third of the system is operational. Derek explains.

Quick Hits

*** Thirteen groups spanning the ideological spectrum are urging leaders in the House and Senate to hold hearings on major voting system vendors to find out whether a lack of oversight and regulation of the industry are impeding efforts to secure the 2020 elections. In a letter shared with FCW, the groups—including the National Election Defense Coalition, Project on Government Oversight and OSET Institute—cite a number of media reports detailing faulty security practices by voting system companies and ask the House Administration and Senate Rules and Administration Committees to more closely examine their practices.

*** In the wake of the Capital One breach, Amazon Web Services announced it would scan customer cloud infrastructure for misconfigured storage buckets. GCN has more on this story.

*** Cisco promoted company veteran and former federal sales lead Nick Michaelides to senior vice president of the company's U.S. public sector organization. Washington Technology reports.

*** Don't forget to check the 2019 Government Innovation Award winners -- both Public Sector Innovations and Rising Stars.

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 at 3:40 PM


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