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FCW Insider: March 23

White House tells agencies to take on virtual collaboration, service delivery

Agencies are being asked by the White House to look into the existing toolbox for ways to manage collaboration and access internally and service delivery to citizens as government withdraws from public view during the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Mazmanian reports.

OPM fast-tracks hiring for coronavirus response

New, temporary appointment authority for Schedule A hires is in effect until March 2021 or public emergency is declared over. Lia Russell has more.

‘Parts don’t get sick, people do’: A look at DOD’s logistical challenges

The Defense Department is extremely efficient at planning and logistics, but the uncertainty surrounding how long and how widespread COVID-19 will be raises concerns on how parts, people, and acquisition will be affected. Lauren C. Williams takes a look.

Report details toxic culture in federal union's executive ranks

A third-party probe of the American Federation of Government Employees identified flaws in the reporting and accountability protocols around the former top officials misconduct toward employees. Lia has the story.

Contractors parking in Energy Dept. HQ to steer clear of Metro

As its employees move to telework, the Energy Department relaxes contractor parking rules at its D.C. headquarters. Mark Rockwell explains.

2020 Federal 100: Eagle Award Winners


Suzette Kent: The CIOs' CIO

The federal CIO has taken the lead on a broad range of federal IT initiatives -- and been a champion for her agency counterparts.


Toni Townes-Whitley: A public-sector native comes home

A child of public servants and a former Peace Corps volunteer herself, Microsoft's president for U.S. regulated industries is committed to making her firm "a fundamental partner in the mission."

Posted by FCW Staff on Mar 23, 2020 at 4:46 AM


  • Defense
    Soldiers from the Old Guard test the second iteration of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) capability set during an exercise at Fort Belvoir, VA in Fall 2019. Photo by Courtney Bacon

    IVAS and the future of defense acquisition

    The Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System has been in the works for years, but the potentially multibillion deal could mark a paradigm shift in how the Defense Department buys and leverages technology.

  • Cybersecurity
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    Mayorkas announces cyber 'sprints' on ransomware, ICS, workforce

    The Homeland Security secretary announced a series of focused efforts to address issues around ransomware, critical infrastructure and the agency's workforce that will all be launched in the coming weeks.

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