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  • Defense
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    DOD looks to expand drone industrial base amid supply chain concerns

    Ellen Lord, DOD’s undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told reporters that it couldn’t use commercially available and popular drones made by DJI, a China-based firm. 08/26/2019

  • Oversight
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    Why GSA buys tech from NASA SEWP

    The General Services Administration is the government's hub acquisition, so the agency's IG is wondering why it's buying tech from NASA's big IT contract. 08/23/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmaker sounds alarm on supply chain risk

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) wants the Defense Department to shore up cyber vulnerabilities in the defense supply chain and says the newly formed Cyberspace Solarium Commission could help. 08/22/2019

  • Telecom
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA softens line on looming EIS due date

    Think of the September deadline for agencies to award contracts under the General Services Administration's $50-billion telecommunications contract as a "yellow light," said GSA's telecom services director. 08/21/2019

  • Acquisition
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    Supply chain concerns make GSA rethink refurbished IT

    GSA is thinking about taking the rebuilt IT equipment special item number off Schedule 70 as part of a larger overhaul. 08/21/2019

  • Comment
    cloud migration (deepadesigns/Shutterstock.com)

    How a mature FedRAMP sets the stage for more ambitious cloud projects

    Cloud adoption is being driven by broader pressure on agencies and maturation of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. 08/21/2019

  • Defense
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    IC looks to stand up a new enterprise IT program office

    The intelligence community wants to stand up a new program executive office to help develop new IT capabilities. 08/20/2019

  • IT Modernization
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    Can EIS stay on schedule?

    With a fall deadline looming, so far just three awards have been made against the $50 billion governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom modernization contract. 08/19/2019

  • Acquisition
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    GSA extends price data pilot

    The Transactional Data Reporting project will run for an additional year. 08/19/2019

  • Defense
    CIO (Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock.com)

    Navy elevates CIO role

    The Navy is establishing a new special assistant to the secretary for information management/CIO to enforce cybersecurity standards, have a say in IT acquisition and develop data and digital strategies. 08/16/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    Windows 7 woes crash into 2020 election cycle

    Financial, technical and bureaucratic hurdles are making it more difficult for states to patch their election-related software and move on from an expiring Windows operating system. 08/16/2019

  • Defense
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    How DOD will survive its next audit

    The Defense Department's chief financial experts explained how the second audit will leverage the benefits of the first. 08/15/2019

  • Comment
    Customer Experience federal

    Why CX in government is no longer optional

    In the era of big data, comprehensive CX programs are recommended for any enterprise to understand every aspect of customer interaction and perception. Though much has changed, that old adage that "the customer is always right" endures. 08/15/2019

  • Acquisition
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    HHS updates on blockchain application

    The Department of Health and Human Services will test its blockchain-based acquisition system in the coming months, as it works on other ideas to harness the electronic ledger technology. 08/14/2019

  • IT Modernization
    Servers in a data center

    The stubborn persistence of government data centers

    DHS, DOJ, State Department officials agree that hybrid infrastructure is the answer for the foreseeable future. 08/14/2019

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