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FCW Insider: Nov. 7

The Trump administration is pushing for the permanent authorization of expiring surveillance authorities in the Patriot Act including Section 215 which allowed for the controversial bulk collection of telephonic records. But many on both sides of the aisle have persistent questions about how the authorities will be used. Derek B. Johnson has more from a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Defense Information Systems Agency is making strides toward employing a continuous verification capability and is edging away from the much-derided CAC card system. Lauren C. Williams has more.

The FBI has added a new notification capability to its incident reporting platform to spread tips on potential mass casualty suspects. Mark Rockwell explains.

Big changes are coming to the public face of the General Service Administration's System of Award Management that vendors use to interact with contracting opportunities. Vendors are ready to roll with the changes. Mark reports from a Washington Technology event.

Quick Hits

*** Veterans Health Administration data is being integrated with other health records in Apple's iPhone health app, via an application programming interface. The Veterans Health API, allows qualified developers to build apps that veterans can use to access health data. The iPhone integration marks the first time VA data is being populated into an application that includes other health records data, according to a VA press release.

*** Morale among career State Department professionals is tanking in part because of Secretary Mike Pompeo's role in not defending foreign service officials criticized by the White House in the Ukraine influence probe, according to a CNN report.

Posted by FCW Staff on Nov 07, 2019 at 2:15 AM


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