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FCW Insider: Feb. 13

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking an 82% increase in 2021 spending on the massive electronic health record modernization as part of a move to increase the tempo of the project, account for infrastructure gaps and implement a scheduling solution. Adam Mazmanian reports.

On the eve of the 2020 census, the Government Accountability Office and some in Congress are warning on workforce and IT risks that could compromise the population count. Lia Russell has more.

The Professional Services Council gathered comments from contractors frustrated with the diminished functionality and technical woes of the public-facing System of Award Management web platform. Mark Rockwell takes a look.

Federal agencies are being tasked with developing guidance to protect signaling and spectrum capabilities that undergird GPS and other services. Get more from Mark on the new executive order covering Positioning, Navigation and Timing signals.

Quick Hits

*** In its 2021 budget submission the Trump Administration is looking to cut back on year-end "use-it-or-lose-it" contract spending.

*** Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) are proposing legislation freezing the warrantless use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement.

*** The internal watchdog at the IRS found that the tax agency needs to do a better job managing permissions on its Windows Active Directory to avoid the risk of unauthorized access to tax data.

Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 13, 2020 at 2:21 AM


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