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FCW Insider: Oct. 1

Mac Thornberry, the House Armed Services Committee's top Republican and a leading voice for consolidations and closures in the Defense Department's "fourth estate," announced he won't seek reelection in 2020. Lauren C. Williams has more.

Lawmakers want to put teeth in a governance body designed to corral Defense Department and Veterans Affairs health record deployment, but facts on the ground may be getting ahead of oversight. Adam Mazmanian explains.

The FBI tapped Intel's chief data scientist to help it leverage cloud, AI and machine learning in its data strategy. Mark Rockwell reports.

Dennis Fischer, a longtime senior fed who served as chief financial officer of the General Services Administration and commissioner of the Federal Technology Service died last week at the age of 80. Anne Armstrong talked to people who knew him for this remembrance.

Quick Hits

*** The Professional Services Council and member companies are looking for changes to definitions, adaptability and third-party certification standards in the Pentagon's new draft cybersecurity standards. In detailed comments, PSC says that it's seeking clarity on governance structure and implementation of the DOD's Draft Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

*** The CIO Council announced a redesign to its website in a Sept. 27 blog post. The redesign was conceived from a "customer-first perspective" to put needed resources more easily available.

*** Oracle revives familiar arguments in its appeal of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure protest verdict, Nick Wakeman writes in Washington Technology.

Posted on Oct 01, 2019 at 2:34 PM


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