FCW Insider: Sept. 4
Identify-theft investigations by the IRS have plummeted by more than 75%, a new audit finds. Derek B. Johnson digs into some of the possible causes, which extend beyond basic resource constraints.
The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee has finalized its long-awaited report on securing the information and communications technology supply chain. Mark Rockwell reports on what the report, which was submitted to the Department of Homeland Security on Sept. 3, recommends after NSTAC's year-long study.
As Hurricane Dorian threatens much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, the DHS inspector general warns that inefficient IT and decentralized IT management have hampered the Federal Emergency Management Agency's recent disaster relief efforts. Mark has more on the findings and on FEMA's response.
*** Jay Nussbaum -- a co-founder of Agilex, two-time Federal 100 Award winner and former executive for several key government contracting firms -- died over the weekend. Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman has a look back at Nussbaum's rich legacy in the federal IT community.
*** Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is concerned that a new wireless network is going to compromise public-safety communications along the U.S.-Mexico border. GCN's Susan Miller has the details.
*** The Air Force awarded Leidos a $445 million contract for a wide range of both classified and unclassified Air Force National Capital Region IT services. According to the Sept. 3 announcement, there were three bidders on the five-year project.
*** Don't miss FCW's Sept. 11 Digital Transformation Workshop. Presenters at this half-day event include the Defense Digital Service's Katie Olson, the National Archives and Records Administration's Lisa Haralampus, the General Services Administration's David Harrity, the U.S. Digital Service's Florence Kasule and more.
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