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FCW Insider: Jan. 21

The Defense Innovation Unit is looking for technology to help automate and accelerate IT inventory and patch management. Lauren C. Williams has more.

A bipartisan group of senators want the Department of Homeland Security to establish state-level cybersecurity coordinators to act as liaisons between local officials and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Derek B. Johnson has the story.

The General Services Administration fine-tuned its solicitation for its e-commerce portal in early January. The changes could make the portal proposal more amenable to commercial providers but there could also be some supply chain security tradeoffs. Mark Rockwell takes a look.

The House Oversight Committee wants to know why top Environmental Protection Agency officials have been able to sidestep or delay signing ethics pledges. Lia Russell reports.

Quick Hits

*** Shannon Sartin was tapped to serve as chief technology officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, a unit of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that focuses on improvements to payment and service delivery models. Sartin, previously the digital services chief at CMS, announced the move in a Medium post.

*** The National Archives and Records Administration apologized on Saturday for altering an image that was part of a museum exhibit on women's history to obscure words that were critical of President Donald Trump. The image, a photograph of the 2017 Women's March, also had signs with references to female anatomy blurred. NARA initially defended the move to the Washington Post, but subsequently recanted and said it would post the original photograph in the exhibit.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 21, 2020 at 2:17 AM


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