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  • IT Modernization
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    Rethinking technology governance

    A U.S. Digital Service veteran is looking for civil servants and other federal IT stakeholders to talk about governance obstacles that hinder successful acquisition and deployment of big and small technology projects. 10/26/2020

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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

  • Acquisition
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    White House plans to fast-track restrictions on contractor diversity training

    The fast-track deviation clause, designed to support the Nov. 21 rollout of new restrictions on diversity and inclusion training for federal agencies and contractors, is expected to be followed quickly by a Federal Acquisition Regulation rulemaking case. 10/22/2020

  • Shared Services
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    GSA unveils first NewPay service

    The General Services Administration is talking with federal agency users to further develop its NewPay shared service offering rolled out in September. 10/21/2020

  • Acquistion
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    Civilian-side CMMC

    The General Services Administration will add more supply chain and cybersecurity protection language, including DOD's CMMC requirements for vendors, to its new contracts as risks grow, according to one of the agency's top acquisition managers. 10/21/2020

  • Acquisition
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    Watchdog: DHS needs to keep a closer eye on acquisition qualifications

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to be consistent in nominating and designating acquisition oversight officials. 10/21/2020

  • Workforce
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    Key questions remain for contractors about diversity training regulations

    Although a Department of Labor official says diversity training is still possible for federal contractors under the new policies, confusion over the guidelines has already resulted in cancelled training as agencies and contractors hit pause rather than risk violating a Trump administration executive order. 10/21/2020

  • Acquisition
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    NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

    Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing. 10/20/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    NSA warns contractors on China hacks

    The National Security Agency released details on 25 existing vulnerabilities that Chinese state-sponsored threat groups are using to try to penetrate defense industrial base networks. 10/20/2020

  • Defense
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    Real-world CMMC

    FCW asked two contract lawyers what vendors really need to know about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. 10/19/2020

  • Cybersecurity

    Solarium Commission looks to boot China from the tech supply chain

    The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is looking to shore up security in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by reducing dependency on suppliers from rival powers, especially China. 10/19/2020

  • Workforce
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    GSA announces 2021 Presidential Innovation Fellows

    The upcoming group is the most diverse cohort to date, including 34 fellows that will work across 22 federal agencies. 10/19/2020

  • Workforce
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    Business groups nationwide complain about diversity training crackdown

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce led a nationwide coalition of trade associations and business groups in a letter opposing the Trump administration's executive order on diversity and inclusion training. 10/18/2020

  • Defense
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    Spectrum on the battlefield

    Managing electromagnetic spectrum will become increasingly important as the Army pushes for large-scale operations across domains. 10/15/2020

  • Acquisition
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    CBP extends cargo system disaster recovery contract

    Customs and Border Protection adds five years to its cloud-based disaster recovery infrastructure-as-a-service contract with IBM. 10/13/2020

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Opinion that Matters

  • 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

  • Comment
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    How a telework bill can boost security, modernization

    The bipartisan Pandemic Federal Telework Act would make technology and security an integral part of telework planning and data reporting. 10/16/2020

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    A future-proof security model for a modern, mobile government

    COVID-19 has shown the importance of the extensibility and scalability of the cloud and has been a forcing factor, expediting modernization initiatives – including security modernization. 10/05/2020