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    Lawmakers push back on STARS shutoff date

    Changes the GSA made to one of its most popular governmentwide small business set-aside acquisition vehicles draws congressional scrutiny. 08/06/2020

  • Elections
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    'Unprecedented' challenges to safe, secure 2020 vote

    Our election infrastructure is bending under the stress of multiple crises. Administrators say they are doing all they can to ensure it doesn't break. 08/05/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Lawmakers seek red team testing of vulnerable grid networks

    Senators want to craft authorities for federal agencies and private power infrastructure providers to allow more cybersecurity testing of energy grid network security. 08/05/2020

  • Congress
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    Maloney holds on to seat

    The chairwoman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee appears to have won her primary after six weeks of vote counting that was complicated by a proliferation of contested absentee ballots. 08/05/2020

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    Lawmakers look to expand FITARA oversight

    As agencies improve IT operations, lawmakers want to modernize FITARA scorecard categories. 08/04/2020

  • Defense
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    Trump's pick to head DOD's CAPE talks management

    John Whitley, the nominee to lead the critical Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office talked with the Senate Armed Services Committee about the future of the chief management officer position. 08/04/2020

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    No failures, but some declines in 10th round of agency FITARA grades

    Although all two dozen agencies got passing grades on the latest Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard, some agencies had cybersecurity and reporting challenges. 08/03/2020

  • Congress
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    Hoyer pitches $2B compromise for TMF

    The House Majority leader is looking to sell lawmakers in both parties on a major uptick in funding for the Technology Modernization Fund that focuses on IRS modernization. 08/03/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Solarium commissioners focus on cyber director, better attribution

    Negotiations between the House and Senate on a $740 billion defense authorization bill will determine which recommendations from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission make it into law. 07/31/2020

  • Workforce

    Senate bill seeks oversight of telework, PPE for the federal workforce

    A group of Senate Democrats is proposing legislation to create labor-management task forces inside government to review pandemic-related workforce policies. 07/30/2020

  • Comment
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    IT modernization for the COVID era

    Crises are clarifying events, and the pandemic is making clear the limits of IT systems built for a different era. 07/30/2020

  • Congress
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    Senate Dems join push for $1B TMF boost

    A group of Democratic senators are asking top appropriators to include a sixfold increase to an IT modernization revolving fund in the next round of pandemic relief and stimulus legislation. 07/29/2020

  • Workforce
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    With furloughs looming, union pleads for deal on USCIS funding

    The immigration agency is seeking $1.2 billion to keep employees working through an anticipated financial shortfall it links to the pandemic. 07/29/2020

  • Acquisition
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    DHS seeks permanent flexible acquisition authorities

    Temporary acquisition authorities that aid the Department of Homeland Security in getting innovative commercial technologies and goods in response to the COVID-19 crisis should be lasting tools in the department's acquisition toolbox, the agency's top acquisition official told a Senate panel. 07/29/2020

  • Workforce
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    Senior execs group pushes OPM re-org

    As part of a plan to revitalize federal employment, the Senior Executives Association is looking to take the government's top human resources official out of the political fray with a 5- to 8-year appointment. 07/28/2020

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  • Comment
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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

  • Comment
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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

  • Comment
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    How zero trust solves the 'weakest link' problem

    Many government agencies currently have components of zero trust already in their infrastructure, including identity credential and access management and continuous monitoring, so moving to a comprehensive zero trust model would just strengthen what is already there. 08/24/2020