The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will lead as the first formally designated Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) for cybersecurity services, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced today. […]

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wrote a joint letter to the Trump administration urging them to not prematurely reopen Federal offices. Each of us have made tough decisions about which employees in our governments are performing essential roles and must still report to work locations, and which […] […]

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are prepping Federal agencies to start sending employees back to the office, as outlined in a memo released today.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said this week they launched the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC)-COVID program to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools to analyze a new dataset of machine readable COVID-19 scholarly literature.






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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and American Telemedicine Association (ATA) have launched TechHealthDirectory.com in response to U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios’ challenge to the tech community to support the nationwide response to COVID-19.






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The White House appointed Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Kelvin Droegemeier to replace France Córdova as acting director of the National Science Foundation (NSF).






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The White House’s 5G security strategy policy document released this week lays out the Trump administration’s broad policy priorities for improving 5G wireless network security, including a commitment to work with U.S. allies to reach that goal.  






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Michael Rigas, deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is taking on double duty with the additional role of acting deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and getting bumped up to acting director at OPM, the White House announced today.






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President Donald Trump signed two wireless bills into law Monday night, one to create a plan for the security of 5G networks and the other to ensure the accuracy of broadband data maps.






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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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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) told Federal agencies in a March 20 memo to work with their Federal contractors, “if they haven’t already, to evaluate and maximize telework for contractor employees, wherever possible” during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.






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The Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier continues to collaborate with World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan to address the global impact of COVID-19 and information sharing.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) launched the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium – a partnership with Federal agencies, industry, and academia – to provide supercomputing resources to COVID-19 coronavirus researchers on March 22.






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