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FCW Insider: September 23, 2021

MSPB nominees hope to triage massive backlog of cases

The board will also likely have to address fallout from disciplinary measures taken as the federal employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate takes effect.

Air Force secretary mulls space acquisitions nominees

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said candidate interviews are underway for the space acquisition system secretary position and he expects to make a recommendation to the defense secretary and White House soon.

White House pushes back on efforts to restore program cuts in NDAA

The Biden administration appears determined to stick to plans to retire legacy platforms and systems.

ICYMI: GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace

The General Services Administration is hoping to build a comprehensive framework and market contractual vehicle for agencies seeking cloud solutions, with a request for information set for release in the coming weeks.

Quick Hits

*** Dominic Sale, deputy assistant commissioner for general supplies and services at the General Services Administration announced his departure from federal service after 14-year career in government. Sale has held a variety of posts in tech and acquisition, including a stint as acting deputy federal CIO. He won Federal 100 honors in 2010 for his work launching the IT Dashboard and the now-defunct Recovery.gov website.

*** Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) are asking the Government Accountability Office to examine the equal employment opportunity complaint process and anti-harassment programs for federal employees. GAO last did such a report in 2009.

*** Washington Technology takes a look at the transition in the Navy's multibillion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 23, 2021 at 2:38 AM


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