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    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

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    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
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    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

  • Innovation
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    IRS tries agile acquisition for data tools

    The first in a series of expected technology pilots at the agency will focus on robotic process and intelligent automation tools for contract data. 08/13/2019

  • Acquisition
    DOD cloud

    DOD watchdog announces JEDI review

    The Pentagon's internal watchdog announced in its first public statement on the matter that it was reviewing the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program – a massive, single-award cloud computing buy with a ceiling value of $10 billion that is set to be awarded in the coming weeks. 08/13/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    Contractors have questions about DOD's cyber requirements

    The Pentagon is making big moves to improve cybersecurity in its industrial base, but the contracting community and experts continue to wonder if it will all play out as intended. 08/12/2019

  • Acquisition
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    GSA issues STARS III RFI

    The General Services Administration is seeking input on the next iteration of its key small-business-focused IT acquisition vehicle by Sept. 6. 08/12/2019

  • Defense
    DOD cloud

    DOD tries to take control of the JEDI 'narrative'

    The Defense Department's CIO shop is trying to control the narrative on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement, a massive cloud computing acquisition that has generated intense scrutiny because of its size, scope and a hard fought lawsuit from one of the companies eliminated from the bidding. 08/11/2019

  • Acquisition
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    More telecom vendors tipped for EIS authority

    Three smaller vendors on the government-wide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions Contract are likely to be approved to accept task orders in the coming months, according to the latest data from the General Services Administration. 08/09/2019

  • Cybersecurity
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    DHS supply chain risk assessment set for White House review

    The chair of the Supply Chain Task Force told a government advisory panel that a taxonomy of IT and communications sector risks is in the final stages of approval. 08/08/2019

  • Acquisition
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    New draft rule bans government purchase of Chinese telecom gear

    The interim regulation would prevent agencies from purchasing telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from five companies, including Huawei and ZTE. 08/07/2019

  • Management
    tech budget

    OMB, GSA to oversee TBM buys

    A new review board will to supervise agency procurement of TBM tools and services and make recommendations about acquisition and deployment strategies. 08/07/2019

  • Defense
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    Small business cuts coming amid NBIB merger

    The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, which is absorbing National Background Investigations Bureau expects to combine contracting offices and staff, while shrinking small business goals. 08/07/2019

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