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    Team coverage: COVID-19 and the federal workforce

    FCW is covering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. This page will be updated frequently with new coverage. 06/25/2020

  • Legacy IT
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    CARES Act delivery hampered by old tech, bad data

    Aspects of the federal government's economic response to the coronavirus pandemic were marred by outdated state technology software and a crushing volume of beneficiaries that overwhelmed many systems, according to a new report from the watchdog Government Accountability Office. 06/25/2020

  • Comment
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    The evolution of TBM for your organization

    Buying into a common framework advances objectives that go beyond a single organization and enables an entire system to operate in a more unified way. For governments, this translates to better service for constituents. 06/25/2020

  • Acquisition
    Customer Experience federal

    GSA bumps STARS II ceiling by $7 billion

    The General Services Administration raised the limit on its popular small business governmentwide acquisition contract, and it will continue its run through next summer. 06/24/2020

  • Defense
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    Lawmakers skeptical of seaborne drone fleet

    The House defense committee is looking to add some oversight for rapid procurement of unmanned vehicles and vessels, and wants more detailed plans on how the Army will use its newly developed augmented reality headset. 06/23/2020

  • Acquisition

    First end-to-end EIS upgrade completed

    The National Labor Relations Board tapped AT&T for what the carrier says is the first completed task order on the federal government's next-generation telecommunications services contract. 06/23/2020

  • Defense
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    AI leadership restructuring, IT policy oversight on tap in 2021 NDAA

    The House Armed Services Committee began marking up its draft of the 2021 defense policy bill with some focus on artificial intelligence efforts and oversight of IT policy. 06/22/2020

  • Workforce
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    Retention woes challenge government contractors

    Deltek manager says pandemic highlights need for rethinking performance assessments, workplace flexibilities. 06/19/2020

  • Telecommunications
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    GSA details Networx sunset

    The General Services Administration posted a plan to limit use of legacy telecommunications contracts to help agencies move to EIS. 06/18/2020

  • Cloud
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    Federal cloud demand shifts to apps

    The remote work challenges under the COVID-19 pandemic mean that once "nice-to-have" technologies are now mission critical, leaders said. 06/18/2020

  • Acquisition
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    Perspecta's NGEN protest denied

    The Government Accountability Office has denied Perspecta’s challenge of the $7.7 billion Navy NGEN award that went to Leidos. 06/18/2020

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  • Comment
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    Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

    Taxpayer money spent on the response to the pandemic should be targeted and temporary, with significant transparency and accountability, and should not include a proposed $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund. 09/23/2020

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    Culture and IT modernization

    Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes. 09/18/2020

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    Delivering outcomes, building trust

    Few things will derail a project as fast as a lack of focus on mission outcomes and maintaining trust. 09/10/2020