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FCW Insider: April 8, 2021

DOD bets big on financial data to improve business performance

The Defense Department is betting that insights from its financial data will help improve its business operations, from optimizing the workforce to divesting of legacy systems.

Top cyber slots still unfilled amid multiple crises

Chris Krebs, the former CISA director, has been vocal in recent months about the need for his old job to be filled in short order while the administration confronts multiple cybersecurity problems within the federal government.

EPA eliminates Trump workforce orders from labor contract

The Environmental Protection Agency rolled back the clock on portions of its collective bargaining agreement on official time, union office space, grievance procedures and more.

Quick Hits

*** The Department of Defense is looking to improve the quality of data in its Automated Biometric Identification System. GCN has more on the plan.

*** The Biden administration is nominating officials with considerable experience in government innovation shops into senior acquisition roles. Washington Technology takes a look at what that might mean for the federal contracting community.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 08, 2021 at 2:09 AM


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