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GT4B Giving Way to Policy Inputs, Simpler Messaging

GovTech4Biden is going away, but the next stage of the larger impetus that propelled the successful effort is just beginning.

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  1. State Department State Facing Information Security and Management Issues, OIG Says

    In a report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of State that identifies the most significant management and performance challenges, the OIG found information security and management as one of those seven challenges.

  2. FedRAMP Shares Plan to Transition to NIST Rev5

    FedRAMP released its plan to align with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) latest update to SP 800-53, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, Revision 5 (Rev5).

  1. HHS Seeks to Leverage Emerging Tech to Help Aging Underserved Populations

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is seeking to better inform the direction of efforts to improve access to emerging technologies and healthcare services to improve health outcomes for aging Americans.

  2. EPA Component Failed to Keep Up Disaster Recovery During COVID-19

    The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), a component agency of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), struggled to keep its disaster recovery plan in place during COVID-19, failing to store off-site backups and not conducting testing, according to a report released by the EPA’s inspector general.

  3. NASA Testing AR to Help Manage Drone Traffic

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking to manage the growing number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with augmented reality tools to ensure safety in the air and visibility for air traffic management.

  4. CX Customer experience -min VA Serves up Cookbook With Roadmap to CX Flavortown

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a “Customer Experience (CX) Cookbook” for Federal agencies that features key ingredients and recipes for embedding CX in Federal services and for cooking up CX best practices.

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory Lets Users Time Travel With Mobile App

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LMNL) has turned to a mobile app to let the public time travel to the 1940s. LMNL announced that it has re-released its mobile app, The Secret City: Project Y, which allows users to explore Los Alamos, N.M., as it was during the Manhattan Project in the 1940s.

  2. HHS Seeks Cloud Hosting for ASPR Website

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is looking for cloud hosting for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response’s (ASPR) website.

  3. Threat Intelligence is Essential for Agencies to Combat Dark Web Threats

    The dark web has long provided a safe haven for cybercriminals to plot illicit activities, often with huge implications for the government. To stay ahead of cybercriminals, Federal agencies have to investigate threats and emerging adversaries on their networks – but that is easier said than done.

  4. FEC Looks to Move Filing Platform to the Cloud

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is looking to move its current filing platform to a cloud-based platform, according to a Nov. 23 request for information (RFI). In the RFI, the FEC said it is looking to create a “modern, state of the art, cloud-based, secure, platform-independent electronic filing data application.”

  5. Coast Guard Moves Analytics Support System to Cloud

    The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) plans to modernize a key system and move it to the cloud to support better information sharing, improved data management, and enhanced security, according to a notice in the Federal Register released November 23.

  6. Senate Bill Targets China’s Tech Standards-Setting Impact

    A bill introduced in the Senate Nov. 18 by Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio would charge the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with reporting to Congress on the impact of the Chinese government’s influence in setting global standards for emerging technologies.

  7. House, Senate Dems Want GAO Briefings on ‘Schedule F’ EO Progress

    House and Senate leaders have asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to provide multiple briefings to members of Congress on how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is going about implementing President Trump’s controversial executive order to create a new “Schedule F” classification for Federal employees in policy-making positions.

  8. GSA ‘Ascertains’ Biden-Harris Victory, Freeing Transition Resources

    The Biden-Harris transition team confirmed late Monday that General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy has officially ascertained President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris as the apparent winners of the 2020 presidential election.

  9. High Value Asset Protection Rides on CDM Program Progress, Survey Finds

    The crown jewels of Federal agency network and data assets need better protection from cyber adversaries, but the jury is still out as to whether and when the government’s primary security program to protect them – the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Program – will provide the kind of protections that those assets require.

  10. COVID-19 Disruption Spurs Cloud Market to Grow 18% in 2021

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, both the public and private sector are turning to telework to help stem the spread of the virus. This reliance on telework has increased investment in cloud computing services, which will cause the cloud market to grow 18.4 percent in 2021, according to a Nov. 17 report from Gartner.