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FCW Insider: September 9, 2021

DHS makes awards in $3 billion financial systems software BPA

In the works since 2017, a plan to unify financial reporting across the highly federated Department of Homeland Security is getting closer to coming online.

Pentagon preps JADC2 implementation plan

The Army says it is weeks away from completing its implementation plan to achieve the Defense Department's goal of Joint All Domain Command and Control.

IRS dips into enforcement funds, user fees for IT

"Each year, the IRS must take extraordinary measures to fund IT," IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig explained in an August letter to three senators.

Quick Hits

*** Microsoft added a supplemental filing in its protest of the classified $10 billion National Security Agency cloud contract known under the cryptonym WildandStormy. Get more on this story from Washington Technology.

*** The National Institute of Standards and Technology put out a call for nominations for a new advisory committee focusing on artificial intelligence. The call also includes a request for nominations to serve on a subcommittee focusing on law enforcement use of AI technology. The new panels were established under the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 09, 2021 at 2:18 AM


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