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*** President Donald Trump ordered federal agencies in the midst of negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions to comply with the full terms of three executive orders recently allowed to take effect by a federal appeals court. Among other things, the three executive orders limited performance improvement plan time for federal employees and limited the amount of time feds may spend on union business while on the job.

*** The Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for vendors to establish a federated identity service that will allow it to centrally manage identity, credential and access management across DOD. In a call for white papers issued Oct. 12, DISA said it wants an enterprisewide identity, credential and access management (ICAM) capability that will allow the agency to "centrally monitor, manage, secure, and audit identity, access, and authorization seamlessly across DOD Components and their dynamic and disjointed computing environments."

DISA’s enterprise ICAM effort aims to modernize the agency's identity capabilities, streamline processes and expand functionality so it can increase productivity, improve secure information sharing, enhance operability and better identify and mitigate threats across the DOD enterprise. The agency plans to select the two or three most promising approaches and have those candidates develop prototypes. The best solution will be awarded an Other Transaction Authority agreement to develop the ICAM prototype for a limited production environment. Responses are due Nov. 5.

Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 2:39 AM


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