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The bipartisan version of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offers paid family leave for all Federal employees, prevents the White House from merging Office of Personnel Management (OPM) functions with the General Services Administration (GSA), and establishes the Space Force as a new branch of the military.






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The House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Appropriations Subcommittee last week approved an FY2020 defense spending bill that would withhold funding for the Defense Department to move applications to the proposed Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud until the DoD CIO reports to Congress on how the department plans to create a multicloud environment.






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According to an internal evaluation report, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) program is behind schedule, undermanned, full of cybersecurity issues, and should be discontinued until the system demonstrates that it can assist network defenders in detecting and responding to cyberattacks.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) is planning to issue a draft request by the end of January to solicit information on a purchase agreement to develop a cloud computing service called Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) to update the Department of Defense’s (DoD) legacy information technology applications.






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A report from the Department of Defense Inspector General found various software management problems across several service components which the IG said raise cybersecurity risks and create unnecessary costs, but DoD’s Office of the CIO declined to respond to the draft report.






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The Department of Defense’s Inspector General took the agency to task in a Nov. 8 report that says four DoD components failed to fully implement the 2015 Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) which aims to encourage sharing of cybersecurity threat data between the government and the private sector.






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Tony Scott was the Federal government’s third chief information officer, serving the nation in that role from 2015 through early 2017. During his time at the helm of government-wide IT, Scott led the development of 2016’s State of Federal IT Report, which left a lasting roadmap for modernization progress in the Federal government.






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The Department of Defense (DoD)–has recruited a new CIO–Dana Deasy. The former CIO at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mr. Deasy is expected to report for duty in early May.






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