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FCW Insider: April 16

DOD watchdog finds no White House interference in $10B JEDI award

An oversight report found several missteps and cases of ethical misconduct, but could not substantiate allegations of White House interference in the award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft. The DOD Office of Inspector General cited problems obtaining cooperation from White House and senior defense officials in its report. Adam Mazmanian has more.

OPM lifts caps on hazard pay for COVID-19

Government employees who are considered essential frontline workers could receive extra pay during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new guidance from the Office of Personnel Management. Lia Russell reports.

House Dems seek $400 million to help states deal with cyber threats during COVID-19

The request for new funding comes as state and local governments face a spike in ransomware attacks. Derek B. Johnson explains.

Federal vacancies hamper government response to COVID-19, groups allege

Government oversight experts and advocacy groups say Senate committee leaders should withhold cooperation on certain issues until key vacancies are addressed. Lia takes a look.

Procurement challenges step up to the COVID-19 plate

Steve Kelman spotlights another example of how non-traditional acquisition models can encourage innovation.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 16, 2020 at 2:37 AM


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    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

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    Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

    Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.

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