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    Breaking down the Army's new network plan

    The Army wants to be able to freely send data back and forth from its legacy and business systems to the tactical edge. Key to doing that is its strategy to unify tactical and enterprise networks and creating a common "data fabric." But will it work? 10/15/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    MSPB's online appeals system is getting a revamp

    The agency is modernizing its online appeals system used by feds. Accessibility needs to be a central part of that entire process, said agency officials. 10/13/2021

  • Defense
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    IT spend expected to trend up, acting DOD CIO says

    Rising IT and cyber budgets may lay ahead as the Defense Department moves forward with implementing zero trust architecture and begins relying more on artificial intelligence. 10/07/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    Survey: Federal IT workers say agencies are lagging with digital transformations

    In a survey, 88% of federal employees working full-time in technology or IT-focused roles say agencies have fallen behind on modernization plans, citing cultural resistance to change and the inability of contractors to quickly implement new initiatives. 10/07/2021

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    IRS solidifies relationship with management group

    The IRS and the Professional Managers Association have reached a final consultative agreement to keep agency managers in the loop about agency decisions. 10/05/2021

  • Defense
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    DISA reorganizes cloud office

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has reorganized its cloud offices, combining the Cloud Computing Program Office with DISA's hosting services directorate and ecosystem. 10/04/2021

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    DHS faces uphill climb with financial systems modernization

    The agency made some awards on a long-delayed financial management modernization effort earlier this month, but years of work awaits the agency on establishing an enterprisewide system. 10/01/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    Federal CIO tees up 7 new TMF awards

    The awards, the first since TMF's $1 billion plus-up in the American Rescue Plan Act, are expected to be made public soon. 09/28/2021

  • Acquisition
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    GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace

    The General Services Administration is hoping to build a comprehensive framework and market contractual vehicle for agencies seeking cloud solutions, with a request for information set for release in the coming weeks. 09/20/2021

  • Workforce
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    BLM to bring leadership back to D.C.

    The Interior Department is reversing a Trump administration move to put the Bureau of Land Management in Grand Junction, Colo., but the new outpost will now serve as a Western headquarters. 09/17/2021

  • Records Management
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    Hurricane Ida knocked out key NARA system

    The system is back up and running, but the sustained outage could lead to delays in the approval of annual records transfer requests. 09/17/2021

  • IT Modernization

    How do Americans feel about federal tech?

    A new survey digs into the public’s perceptions about federal IT, government services delivery and data privacy. 09/16/2021

  • Citizen Services
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    House Dems seek $1B for IRS to improve access to child tax credit

    The IRS had come under criticism for an online tool targeting the neediest recipients of advance child tax credit payments that was not mobile-friendly and lacked non-English language resources. 09/14/2021

  • IT Modernization
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    OPM looks to modernize IT, set up revolving fund

    In a report to Congress, the Office of Personnel Management said it largely agreed with a set of recommendations from the National Academy of Public Administration about the future of the HR agency. 09/13/2021

  • People
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    What 9/11 looked like inside the federal IT community

    Mark Forman, the former administrator of the Office of E-Government and widely considered the first federal CIO, shares his recollections of the attacks of September 11, 2001. 09/10/2021

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  • Comment
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    The CISO reporting structure is broken

    The commitment to managing cyber risk is a primary concern, but is often consolidated with IT priorities. This creates a conflict – does IT or security come out on top? 10/14/2021

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    Cyber EO compliance is a full-time job

    Unified security controls, supply chain security, zero trust and smart procurement decisions are all pieces of the puzzle. 09/30/2021

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    Leveraging OSCAL for FedRAMP authorizations

    An automated FedRAMP review process will speed up authorizations, drive continuous improvement and put cloud service providers in the driver's seat. 09/07/2021