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FCW Insider: October 18, 2021

GSA looks to scale Login.gov with TMF award

The General Service Administration plans to scale up the Login.gov program to make digital identity verification a more equitable and secure practice after it was awarded nearly $187 million through the Technology Modernization Fund.

Breaking down the Army's new network plan

The Army wants to be able to freely send data back and forth from its legacy and business systems to the tactical edge. Key to doing that is its strategy to unify tactical and enterprise networks and creating a common "data fabric." But will it work?

The workforce challenge facing the IRS

Can the tax agency solve the problems of a shrinking workforce and an increasing workload?

Quick Hits

*** Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) introduced a bill on Friday to support cybersecurity grants to historically Black colleges and universities. The Cybersecurity Opportunity Act would task the Department of Homeland Security with ensuring half of the agency's cybersecurity grants be awarded to HCBUs for five years. A companion measure was introduced by Sen. Jon Ossof (D-Ga.) in the Senate over the summer.

*** The Defense Department is expanding the number of bases using 5G with a contract to provide the service to seven Air Force Reserve Command installations. GCN has more on this story

Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 18, 2021 at 2:11 AM


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