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Adam Mazmanian

Executive Editor

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a weekly contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.
Cybersecurity

SEC looks to expand cyber coverage

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a new look at how it asks publicly traded companies to disclose cybersecurity risks.

Workforce

Court block of contractor vaccine mandate does not bar workplace safety measures

A block of the Biden administration's order that contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test regularly has been in place since December.

Digital Government

The Hill gets serious about digital services

The House of Representatives is launching a digital services team, after recommendations from the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

Cybersecurity

NSA to get binding operational directive authority under new cyber policy

A new memo signed by President Biden outlines how the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity applies to national security systems.

IT Modernization

VA seeks dashboard to coordinate $21B health record project

The Office of Electronic Health Records Modernization wants a dashboard view of progress across the DOD and VA's interconnected software upgrades.

Acquisition

IRS plans new version of its $700M digital platform contract

The Integrated Enterprise Portal 2.0 procurement will cover some of the most widely used, public-facing IRS applications.

IT Modernization

Build Back Better setback imperils TMF boost, other tech funding

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) said on Sunday that he was a no vote on the Build Back Better legislation, potentially scuttling a $1.75 trillion legislative package that includes climate funding, social safety net expansion and multiple technology investments.

IT Modernization

Shared services funded in 2022 budget plan

The federal government's Quality Services Management Offices, set up to deliver services in grants, financial management, human resources and cybersecurity, are chugging along in the proposed FY2022 budget.

Workforce

Esper out at DOD

President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his secretary of defense, with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking over on an acting basis.