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Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and Deputy Under Secretary for Research and Engineering Lisa Porter are resigning their posts, effective July 10, according to the Secretary of Defense. […]

Steve Grewal, Federal CTO at data management platform provider Cohesity, is urging Federal agencies to take a fresh look at continuity-of-operations planning (COOP), along with further training and education for the Federal workforce as the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic abates enough for agencies to embark on phase-one re-opening plans.






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hired Mojdeh Bahar, former assistant administrator for technology transfer at the Department of Agriculture’s Research Service, as the second associate director for innovation and industry services (ADIIS), per a May 22 press release.






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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) became the latest agency to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA) on a Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative on May 7 to boost the agency’s technology modernization efforts.






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Big-picture technology cycles that once spanned a decade or more now evolve at ever-faster clips so that IT modernization – however an organization defines that state – has become a faster-moving and often elusive target. Traveling a parallel arc is the same requirement for better security technologies that can keep ahead of threat-actors who never rest.






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After a long day of driving, Iowa’s plow drivers used to have to drive back to a garage to enter their time on a timesheet. The drive could be a considerable number of miles, said the state’s chief data officer (CDO). But not anymore after a move to a cloud-based system.






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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is searching for enterprise cloud integration services (ECIS) to migrate its Office of Information and Technology (OIT) IT systems to a full-service, cloud-based system, according to an April 29 request for comments.






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Just like in pharmaceuticals, IT teams and end users use technology and applications off label. And, in extraordinary times, necessity is the mother of invention – you see heightened human ingenuity and even more creative off-label tech adoption.






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While the sudden transition to mass telework may have created some initial hurdles for Federal agencies, Federal CIO Suzette Kent said that the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) IT modernization initiatives remain in full swing.






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The $2 trillion COVID-19 coronavirus relief legislation, passed by the Senate late Wednesday night, includes far reaching Federal agency investments [link to Jordan’s story] to ramp up the government’s response to the pandemic, including funds for IT and telework infrastructure. The Senate legislation still requires approval by the House of Representatives, and President Trump’s signature.






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ServiceNow is seeing strong demand for a lineup of free apps the company began offering last week that can help its customers – and any other government agency or company – manage emergency response workflows in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, a senior ServiceNow official said this week.






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The Federal Data Strategy will bring important changes to how Federal agencies manage and use data, evaluating its value as a strategic asset. To learn more about how the strategy is changing the Federal data landscape, MeriTalk connected with Mark D’Alessandro, Senior Director, Data Center Sales, Dell Technologies, and Kurt Steege, Chief Technology Officer, ThunderCat […] […]

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A House version of COVID-19 relief legislation being prepared as an alternative to the separate relief/stimulus bill being considered by the Senate on March 24 features a stunning proposed increase in funding for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) that serves as a repayable source of capital for Federal agency IT modernization projects.






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In September 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its Zero Trust Architecture draft, setting the tone for the future of Federal cybersecurity and a move toward enterprise-wide zero trust implementation.






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