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  • Acquisition
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    Leadership push needed in category management, GAO finds

    Although the governmentwide category management initiative is saving agencies billions, it could be even more effective with some higher-level guidance, according to a Government Accountability Office report. 12/01/2020

  • Defense
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    USAF primed to launch new phase of data strategy

    Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force's chief data officer, talks about department's priorities are, how they've changed this year and how the Defense Department's data strategy ties it all together. 11/30/2020

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    What it takes to future-proof federal IT supply chains

    We have now advanced past that initial disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and agencies and organizations should ask themselves: how can we make our supply chains better for the long term, and how do we continue to improve work-from-home security? 11/30/2020

  • Defense
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    What to expect from Joe Biden’s DOD

    President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is taking shape. FCW talked with experts to understand exactly what’s at stake for the Defense Department’s modernization efforts over the next four years. 11/24/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Watchdog says Pentagon's effort to 'harmonize' cyber is lacking

    A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon's architecture to unify its cyber efforts lacks governance structure and goals. 11/24/2020

  • Transition
    GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

    GSA's Murphy releases transition funds to Biden

    More than two weeks after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the Associated Press, the General Services Administration is releasing $7.3 million in transition funding and making other resources available to the president-elect's team. 11/23/2020

  • Workforce
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    VA union claims victory in termination case

    In win for the National VA Council, the Federal Labor Relations Authority dismissed the VA's exceptions to an arbitrator's award that requires it to reinstate union employees fired without performance improvement plans. 11/20/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Tech experts call on feds to coordinate benefits solutions

    With surges in unemployment insurance applications straining legacy IT systems at the state level, digital services specialists say that the federal government should take a more central role in fielding tech infrastructure. 11/20/2020

  • Health IT
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    DOD, Coast Guard resume MHS Genesis deployment

    After a pause because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Defense Department's commercial health record installation program is back online. The Coast Guard is also transitioning to the new system. 11/19/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Upgraded CDM dashboard to roll out through FY2021

    DHS officials say four federal agencies are now using an upgraded Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation dashboard and they plan to continue implementing the platform elsewhere throughout the fiscal year. 11/19/2020

  • Defense
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    CMMC countdown is on but are there enough assessors to do the job?

    Katie Arrington, DOD's CISO for acquisition, said having enough assessors to do in-person audits of defense contractors is her biggest concern. 11/19/2020

  • Congress
    IoT fuels next-gen law enforcement

    Senate passes IoT cybersecurity bill

    The legislation mandates minimum security requirements on internet of things devices bought by the federal government. 11/18/2020

  • Acquisition
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    NOAA looks to modernize with EIS

    The weather and science agency sets up future 5G capabilities, critical sensor bandwidth with $311M Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order. 11/17/2020

  • Cloud
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    GSA explains lowered DEOS price tag

    GSA worked with the Defense Department and vendors to push more efficiencies into the DEOS cloud contract, ultimately resulting in a lowered ceiling, said the contract's manager. 11/16/2020

  • Acquisition
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    Thrift Board taps Accenture for consolidated records contract

    The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board plans to roll out new features to plan participants, including electronic signatures. 11/16/2020

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  • Comment
    BY By julia.m Royalty-free stock vector ID: 779956477

    What it takes to future-proof federal IT supply chains

    We have now advanced past that initial disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and agencies and organizations should ask themselves: how can we make our supply chains better for the long term, and how do we continue to improve work-from-home security? 11/30/2020

  • Comment
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    Leveraging emerging technologies to transform the citizen experience

    To effectively deliver a 21st century experience, agencies must prioritize modernizing digital call centers with these emerging technologies. 11/02/2020

  • Comment
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    A post-COVID IT roadmap

    It's time to start talking about the next steps we need to take to ensure that our IT infrastructure and tools can continue to support the remote workers, while providing state-of-the-art, timely customer service 10/25/2020