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Pentagon Military Defense DoD GDIT Nails Down $4.4 Billion DEOS Contract Win

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has won the $4.4 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract that will streamline the Defense Department’s (DoD) office applications and move the armed services further into the cloud, the company confirmed today.

  • GSA General Services Administration GSA TTS Inks CoE Deal With Copyright Office

    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization will work with the Library of Congress’ U.S. Copyright Office through GSA’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative to modernize contact center capabilities and service offerings at the Copyright Office’s Office of Public Information and Education (PIO).

  • Rep. Connolly Shedding no Tears Over OPM-GSA Merger Stand-Down

    Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., welcomed news reports today that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was ceasing efforts to pursue its proposed merger with the General Services Administration (GSA) – a Trump administration proposal that the congressmen has opposed since it was first floated in 2019.

  • Feds Warn Hospitals Face Imminent Malware Threat

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are warning hospitals and the public health sector at large that they face an “imminent” threat of malware attacks.

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  1. Data Diversity Challenges Impact Facial Recognition AI Algorithm Biases

    While facial recognition technologies offer huge opportunities to Federal agencies, overcoming algorithmic biases with the help of diverse data sets is essential for full deployment, industry experts said Oct. 29 at General Dynamics Information Technology’s Women + Technology event produced in association with MeriTalk.

  2. GDIT’s Gilliland Counts Empowerment, Communications Among Top Pandemic Lessons

    Renewed focus on empowerment, communications, and flexibility are among the top management lessons learned at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) in eight months navigating the coronavirus pandemic, GDIT President Amy Gilliland said this week.

  1. NIST Finalizes SP 800-53B With Security Control Baselines

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the finalized version of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53B on October 29, which updates the security baselines under SP 800-53’s Revision 5 process.

  2. Rep. Langevin Argues Importance of International Cyber ‘Norms’

    Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., long a leading voice on cybersecurity policy and a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, argued this week that the establishment of internationally accepted norms of behavior in cyberspace is one of the keys to improving the United States’ cybersecurity posture.

  3. Energy CIO: Cloud Helps IT Enable Mission

    The Department of Energy (DoE) is utilizing the cloud to quickly scale up its computing capacity in response to COVID-19, with the end goal of enabling DoE employees constantly in mind, said Rocky Campione, DoE CIO.

  4. Rep. Khanna Leading Charge on $900B Fed Tech R&D Bill

    A group of Democratic House members led by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., this week introduced the 21st Century Jobs Act which would give the Federal government a major role in research and development support for a host of emerging technologies.

  1. Forrester Finds Federal CX Scores Improving, but Still Low

    Satisfaction with Federal government agencies is at an all-time high, but the average customer experience (CX) rating across government still sits below the private sector, and digital experiences are seen as a weak point, according to Forrester’s Federal Customer Experience Index for 2020.

  2. DoD Working on ‘More Enduring’ Telework Solution, Sherman Says

    The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on a “more enduring” version of the Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) environment technology that it ramped up earlier this year to support telework for more than one million DoD personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a senior Pentagon technology official.

  3. Startups, Small Businesses Helping Drive Fed Innovation, Roat Says

    Accelerating the pace of change by bringing in motivated innovators and new ideas from startups and small businesses can be an effective way of driving real innovation across the Federal government, Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat said today at the ACT-IAC ReImagine ELC 2020 virtual event.

  4. House Dems Ask OPM to Cease ‘Schedule F’ Work, Provide Documents

    A group of 31 House Democrats led by leadership of the House Oversight and Reform Committee asked the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in an October 28 letter to cease work on implementing President Trump’s executive order that would create a new “Schedule F” classification for policy-involved Federal employees, and make it easier to hire and fire them.

  5. DoD Deputy CIO Reviews ‘Fourth Estate’ IT Modernization

    John Sherman, Principal Deputy CIO at the Department of Defense (DoD), said Oct. 28 that the Pentagon is making progress with IT modernization activities for the parts of the agency known as “the Fourth Estate” – offices that are not military services or intelligence community agencies.

  6. CMMC Rule Taking Effect Dec. 1, DoD’s Arrington Says

    The Defense Department’s (DoD) current interim rule for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) will take full effect on December 1, said Katie Arrington, CISO for DoD’s acquisition office, at an October 28 virtual event organized by C4ISRNET.

  7. DHS IG Credits CISA Election Security Effort, Says More Work Needed

    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Inspector General’s Office (OIG) is giving credit to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) efforts to improve election security nationwide, but said in a new report that CISA still has a lot of work to do on that front, particularly in areas involving physical security of election infrastructure.

  8. Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Protect Oversight.gov Introduced

    A bipartisan group of senators and representatives have introduced the Oversight.gov Authorization Act, which would formally authorize the establishment and maintenance of the Oversight.gov website.

  9. COVID-19 Driving Technology Innovation, Fed Experts Say

    Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic radically alter how Federal agencies meet their mission, but it also gave some agencies new responsibilities that are, quite literally, matters of life and death.

  10. NOAA Inks Deal with Google to Boost AI, ML for Weather Prediction

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a partnership with Google to enhance environmental monitoring and weather prediction through AI and machine learning (ML) technologies.