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FCW Insider: July 15

House panel advances FY2021 DOD spending bill

The House Appropriations Committee passed its 2021 defense spending bill along party lines, 30-22, including funding for COVID-19 procurement and support for cyber workforce recruitment.

NDAA process is now loaded with Solarium cyber amendments

Much of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's agenda is being pushed into this year's defense authorization process, including its crown jewel idea of a national cyber director.

Kent leaves solid legacy

In 30 months as federal CIO, Suzette Kent make a lasting impact on the government's cloud, data, cybersecurity and emerging tech efforts.

DOD CMO boasts $11B in savings as Congress moves to cut position

The Defense Department has saved $11 billion in the past two years thanks to reform efforts, said Lisa Hershman, DOD's chief management officer.

Agencies improving contracting forecasts

Second survey of dozens of federal agencies shows they’re improving their contracting forecast data making it easier for contractors to follow, according to contracting group.

Secure and rapid modernization takes innovation from all sides

As the past few months have shown, close collaboration and aggressive sharing of lessons learned can pay big dividends.

Quick Hits

Tune in this morning for our DOD Cloud Workshop: FCW.com/DODcloud.

And don't forget, the deadline for Government Innovation Award nominations has been extended to July 17. Submit yours today, and ensure that the most innovative government projects, disruptive companies and individual Rising Stars get the recognition they deserve.

Posted by FCW Staff on Jul 15, 2020 at 1:04 AM


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