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CDC, NASA seek apps to monitor employee vaccinations

CDC is looking for a vaccine passport-type service to authenticate COVID-19 vaccine data on its employees and to supply proof of recent tests for traveling agency employees, while NASA is looking for a smartphone app that would not only allow its 18,000 employees to display their vaccination status when entering a NASA facility, but also help the space agency efficiently survey, report and analyze data on the immunization status of its workforce.

NASA looks to change course on cybersecurity with new contract

NASA's inspector general says the agency's "fragmented" IT approach has left it with an overly risky cybersecurity posture. Meanwhile the agency is preparing a solicitation for a wide-ranging cybersecurity management contract.

NASA names permanent CIO

Acting tech chief Jeff Seaton takes over as NASA CIO as part of a spate of leadership changes.

FITARA grades mostly stable

Most agencies maintained their grades on the latest FITARA scorecard, but the new telecom category produced some failing marks.

NASA's SEWP sees 40% spending increase in 2020

NASA's governmentwide acquisition contract sees substantial increase in orders for fiscal 2020; COVID impact is unclear.

NASA sets internal contact tracing app

NASA leverages commercial software, CDO Council for the agency's COVID tracing app.

NASA doesn't know what's on its network

According to an oversight report, the space agency can't provide an accurate count of the number of contractor-owned devices connected to its networks.

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.

NITAAC says it can fill in for STARS

The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the slack for GSA's STARS II 8(a) small business set aside contract’s early cut off.

Supply chain jolts linked to coronavirus hit federal IT

A governmentwide federal contract vehicle joined large commercial suppliers in voicing concern over COVID-19's impact on IT supply chains.

Bureau of Indian Affairs wants new computer contract

The agency that provides services to hundreds of Native American tribes wants a multivendor computer hardware contract that allows its agencies to comply with set-aside goals and unite sometimes fragmented buying.

Mary Davie: Exit interview

After 30 years at the General Services Administration, Mary Davie is headed for a new innovation post at NASA.

FITARA scores trend up, but concerns on data centers, CIO authorities remain

At the ninth House hearing on implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, many agencies showed improvement, but lawmakers cited familiar problems.

Advanced tech and human operators

Artificial intelligence and machine learning tools are helping perform cybersecurity tasks, but humans remain central to the process, experts say.

NASA's big contract vehicle lowers fee

In the wake of a flush spending season, Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement cuts agency customers a better deal.

GWACs see steady spending season

The end of the fiscal year saw continued growth at governmentwide acquisition contracts, according to managers.

5G advocates look to spectrum sharing

Federal agencies see increasing opportunity and value in sharing their spectrum, rather than holding on to it.