GSA General Services Administration

In a blog post last week, the General Services Administration (GSA) provided an update on the kind of feedback that it received from the industry for its proposed e-commerce portal. […]

A top-ranking official at the Department of Justice (DoJ) discussed the development of drone aircraft, and their uses for public safety work at both Federal and local levels of government.






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There are two fairly obvious ways–plus another great big one that is more philosophical in nature–to look at the announcement late Tuesday from the Federal Communications Commission that the agency’s chairman, Ajit Pai, is circulating to his fellow commissioners a draft report to Congress finding that the digital divide in America narrowed “substantially” during 2017, and that rollout of broadband service in the U.S. is happening in a “reasonable and timely” way.






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Both the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) named new CIOs this month. Henry “Jamie” Holcombe will join the USPTO as CIO on Feb. 25 and Keith B. Vaughn has already begun his work with the USITC.






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Cloud computing

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a request for information (RFI) on Tuesday asking for support in moving systems to the cloud, optimizing its remaining enterprise data center, and gathering comment on the department’s plan. The deadline to respond is March 20.






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General Services Administration GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) rescheduled its planned outreach to industry in looking for an automated solution that can help agencies conduct audits of Federal grant recipients. The new date for the virtual pre-demonstration conference is March 4, and industry demonstration days will be held on April 3 and April 5.






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The inspector general for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) last week released a report on top challenges for the agency, which includes both ensuring effective cybersecurity oversight of banks and implementing strong information security policies within the agency.






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Federal money spending government

Today, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced that it has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s new contract to design, implement, install, and maintain the agency’s Data, Visualization, Analysis, and Reporting System (DVARS).






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DHS Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a presolicitation notice for procurement of Priority Telecommunications Services (PTS) for the agency’s Emergency Communications Division (ECD). The notice does not include a response due date.






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GSA General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) announced a revamp of how agencies can acquire mobility solutions through IT Schedule 70 with a single Special Item Number (SIN) replacing expiring blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.






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Department of Homeland Security DHS

The Consolidated Appropriations Act–the bill agreed to by House and Senate negotiators that could avert another partial government shutdown–features more cybersecurity-related funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), but also further obligations to report to Congress in the coming months on key security-related issues.






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Machine learning AI modernization

During a webinar today hosted by Federal News Network, Harry Singh, CIO of the Department of Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, spoke about the bureau’s effort to get its user stakeholders more engaged in the planning phases to modernizing its technology.






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GAO government accountability office

A report released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that passage of an internet privacy law plus expanded authorities could help the Federal government better protect consumer privacy, adding ammo to the recent push for a national data privacy law.






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voting, election, election security

With the 2020 national election cycle on the horizon, House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., convened a hearing Wednesday to examine the how the United States was working to secure its elections, and despite some partisan squabbling from members over the issue, a senior Homeland Security Department (DHS) official testified that election security is on the upswing.






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The General Services Administration announced the 2019 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) today, adding 17 fellows to support Federal agencies in delivering innovative projects and technology.






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IoT Connected Devices Internet of Things

The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) is soon to be accelerated with the arrival of 5G, which promises a world of smart devices that can improve everything from public transportation and driverless cars to remote medical care.






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