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    Former Vice President Joe Biden pays his respects to the fallen airman, soldiers, sailors and marines during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Delaware Veteran’s Memorial Park, New Castle, Del., 30 May 2017.(U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt. Andrew Horgan/released)

    What to expect from Joe Biden’s DOD

    President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is taking shape. FCW talked with experts to understand exactly what’s at stake for the Defense Department’s modernization efforts over the next four years. 11/24/2020

  • Transition
    GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

    GSA's Murphy releases transition funds to Biden

    More than two weeks after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the Associated Press, the General Services Administration is releasing $7.3 million in transition funding and making other resources available to the president-elect's team. 11/23/2020

  • People
    Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff)

    DHS veteran Mayorkas tapped to lead agency under Biden administration

    The former USCIS director and DHS deputy secretary Alejandro Mayorkas will lead the Department of Homeland Security. 11/23/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Tech experts call on feds to coordinate benefits solutions

    With surges in unemployment insurance applications straining legacy IT systems at the state level, digital services specialists say that the federal government should take a more central role in fielding tech infrastructure. 11/20/2020

  • Defense
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    DOD fails third audit, but sees progress with cost-savings

    The Defense Department boasts cost savings as it chases a clean audit. But using the $1 billion audit to find savings could be short-sighted. 11/18/2020

  • Acquisition
    The P-3 NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft. Shutterstock ID 1397944874. By Alex Erwin.

    NOAA looks to modernize with EIS

    The weather and science agency sets up future 5G capabilities, critical sensor bandwidth with $311M Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task order. 11/17/2020

  • Defense
    Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    Making software more than 'IT thing'

    Software modernization has a branding problem, and it's going to take more than the colloquial culture shift to speed up the Defense Department's adoption of modern tech capabilities, according to Deputy CIO Peter Ranks. 11/15/2020

  • Workforce
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    OPM veterans on the Biden-Harris transition team

    In advance of the General Services Administration designating Biden as president-elect and releasing transition funds, the Biden-Harris team is working outside of government, consulting with former officials and experts. 11/12/2020

  • Transition
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    Lawmakers demand answers from GSA on transition

    The head of the General Services Administration must designate Joe Biden as the president-elect before key transition activities can take place, and Democratic lawmakers are growing impatient. 11/10/2020

  • Acquisition
    tech budget

    COVID-19 made IT modernization a priority

    Federal agency mission-oriented responses to COVID-19 have pushed aside lingering doubts about the need to step up IT, a Professional Services Council forecast found. 11/09/2020

  • Oversight
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    Modernized FEMA system still has legacy data issues

    Although the Federal Emergency Management Agency's recent modernization of a 30-year-old flood insurance system works well, it still uses old legacy data, according to a new report. 11/07/2020

  • Defense
    DOD photo by Senior Airman Perry Aston  11th Wing Public Affairs

    DOD's reform efforts could wane without consistent leadership

    The Government Accountability Office found that leadership and organizational changes, namely the future of DOD's chief management officer role, could hamper long term reform efforts. 11/07/2020

  • Cloud
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    GDIT hangs on to DEOS cloud contract

    The Pentagon re-awards DEOS cloud contract to GDIT, but lowers the ceiling value from the original award, from $7.6 billion to $4.4 billion. 10/30/2020

  • Management
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    White House mulls CXO role at agencies

    The White House is considering whether to formalize the customer experience officer role, but also thinking about the position's impact on IT. 10/29/2020

  • Defense
    John Sherman, chief information officer of the intelligence community, leads off day two of the 2018 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference, Aug. 14, 2018, in Omaha, Nebraska.  Photo by Brian Murphy

    DOD could get permanent telework capability in 2021

    The Defense Department wants to convert its key telework tool, the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) environment, to a permanent capability by next summer. 10/28/2020

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  • Comment
    BY By julia.m Royalty-free stock vector ID: 779956477

    What it takes to future-proof federal IT supply chains

    We have now advanced past that initial disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and agencies and organizations should ask themselves: how can we make our supply chains better for the long term, and how do we continue to improve work-from-home security? 11/30/2020

  • Comment
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    Leveraging emerging technologies to transform the citizen experience

    To effectively deliver a 21st century experience, agencies must prioritize modernizing digital call centers with these emerging technologies. 11/02/2020

  • Comment
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    A post-COVID IT roadmap

    It's time to start talking about the next steps we need to take to ensure that our IT infrastructure and tools can continue to support the remote workers, while providing state-of-the-art, timely customer service 10/25/2020