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FCW Insider: April 9

CISA looks to help secure federal telework

New guidance allows teleworking feds to connect and access agency and cloud resources from their homes while staying in compliance with the Trusted Internet Connection program. Derek B. Johnson reports.

VA delays Cerner health record deployment

The Department of Veterans Affairs is delaying the rollout of its $16 billion health record modernization project so that the health system serving 9 million veterans can focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Mazmanian has more.

GAO: Agencies are missing EIS targets

Federal agencies are slow to adopt the governmentwide $50 billion next generation telecommunications contract vehicle, according to a Government Accountability Office report. Mark Rockwell takes a look.

Trump shakes up official watchdog ranks

The White House removed an official designated to provide oversight to the $2 trillion rescue and relief fund and nominated a raft of new appointees to handle oversight chores at multiple agencies. Lia Russell explains.

Quick Hits

*** Navy Department civil servant Craig Carter was elected president of the Federal Managers Association, the group announced on April 7. Carter has held several senior posts inside the organization. Pauline Coleman-Sutton, a retiree formerly with the Railroad Retirement Board was elected national secretary.

*** Dcode Capital launched as way to connect startups with emerging technology plays of potential interest to the government market to investors. Dcode is best known for its tech accelerator that trains Silicon Valley-type firms to learn the ins and outs of obtaining public sector funding and contracts.

*** FCW is covering the full spectrum of impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. Please check back often for stories and insights behind the headlines about how the coronavirus response is affecting telework, acquisition, service delivery, collaboration, technology and more. Click here for our full coverage page.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 09, 2020 at 2:20 AM


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