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FCW Insider: Oct. 16

Access to federal spending and vendor pricing data is one of the keys to the success of the General Services Administration's planned e-commerce platform. Mark Rockwell takes a deep dive.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud award could complicate the service's $1B, 5-year plan for cloud. Lauren C. Williams has the story.

The House Homeland Security Committee decamped to Gurnee, Ill. to take a look at the state of play when it comes to local election security efforts. Derek B. Johnson reports.

Recruiting top analytical talent into government is tough, the Defense Department's top management officer says, but the payoffs can be big. Troy K. Schneider takes a look at what DOD's data scientists are learning.

Quick Hits

*** Booz Allen recently won a $1 billion modernization contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman takes a look at the protest to explain why Booz won despite not submitting the low bid.

*** A new book "Republic of Numbers: Unexpected Stories of Mathematical Americans through History" shows how the demands of the decennial population count stimulated the growth of the U.S. computer industry. Read more from the book's author David Lindsay Roberts on GCN.

Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 2:04 AM


  • Management
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    Where does the TMF Board go from here?

    With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.

  • IT Modernization
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    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

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