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FCW Insider: October 25, 2021

Coast Guard looks to take law enforcement database mobile

The Coast Guard's deputy commander for operations said the maritime service wants to break down its Marine Information for Safety and Law Enforcement system into a series of mobile applications.

IGs look to expand investigative authority

Agency watchdogs told lawmakers that they would like authority to subpoena former federal employees, contractors and other non-governmental witnesses to give testimony in IG probes.

Civic tech vendor recognizes employee union

Code for America recognized a new employee union, a first in the civic tech sector.

ICYMI: VA seeks full 2022 funding for health record project, despite six-month pause

House appropriators are concerned that the Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to fully fund its program to switch from its homegrown Vista system to Cerner's commercial electronic health record in 2022, despite having unspent funds from fiscal year 2021.

Quick Hits

*** The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a $363.5 million task order to AT&T on October 20 under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom contract. The task order is for data and voice enterprise network services.

*** Industry is getting a more detailed glimpse at a five-year, $8 billion contract for IT services to the State Department ahead of an event slated for Monday to discuss the procurement. Get more on this story from Washington Technology.

*** Quantum computing and communications technology is at least 10 years away, likely to require billions in investments that may not pay off, but absolutely essential to the nation's future. That's according to a recent technology assessment of quantum computing by the Government Accountability Office. Read more in GCN.

Posted by FCW Staff on Oct 25, 2021 at 2:29 AM


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