When Mike Hermus leaves his position as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) CTO on March 2, Kevin Wince, the DHS executive director for Enterprise Architecture (EA), will step up as acting CTO.

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The Trump administration has a fever for curing Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA)–in fact, this is perhaps the most important Three Letter Acronym in Federal IT today. So, GAO’s January report on the shortcomings of CMS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS) and the fact that Medicaid improper payments hit an estimated $36.7 billion in 2017 raised temperatures across government.






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It’s tough patrolling on the US-Mexico border–extreme weather conditions, rugged terrain, and thousands of miles of it. That’s why DHS Customs and Border Protection needs mobile, next-generation reconnaissance and surveillance solutions like Relocatable-Remote Video Surveillance System (R-RVSS). And, GDIT just completed a successful R-RVSS pilot program with CBP in Laredo and McAllen, Texas.






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GSA wants Federal procurement officers to be able to shop for and purchase commercial products the same way consumers and businesses do: through an e-commerce site like Amazon.com.






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The cloud is not a one-size fits all solution, and, as such, the government is looking to invest in two or three cloud models to support the differing security and risk-tolerance postures of agencies and to leverage various shared services, according to the President’s IT Modernization Report.






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The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) awarded the $207 million Next Generation Information Technology Services (NGITS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). Featuring six prime contract holders, this agreement will support a wide range of IT services, including end-of-life support for outdated technology, implementation of new technologies, and customer support initiatives.






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As you open your fortune cookie–you might ask, will 2018 be the year of widespread deployment of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools across Federal data centers?






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As we barrel into Valentine’s Day, seems industry is falling in love again with NIST’s cyber framework makeover. Business groups and the tech sector reacted favorably to the latest update to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure, but noted more work needs to be done in several key areas.






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