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Mike Horton: DHS OIG Eyes Data Center Move to Federal Cloud System

The Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of Inspector General looks to migrate its local data center infrastructure to a federal cloud computing platform as part of an information technology modernization initiative, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes Mike Horton, chief information officer at DHS OIG, said he aims to accelerate the transmission …

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OMB’s Lisa Schlosser Takes Interim OPM Senior Adviser, CIO Roles; Beth Cobert Comments

Lisa Schlosser, deputy federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget, has taken the temporary roles of senior adviser and CIO at the Office of Personnel Management, FedScoop reported Thursday. Greg Otto writes Schlosser succeeds acting CIO Dave Vargas and former full-time CIO Donna Seymour, who retired in February. Schlosser …

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GAO: DHS Moves to Address Acquisition Management Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security has made progress on its efforts to address acquisition, human capital, information technology and financial management problems across the 22-agency organization, according to a Government Accountability Office report. GAO said Wednesday the department has fully addressed 10 of the 30 actions and outcomes related to those four …

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Nextgov: Federal Agencies Cite June 2015 ‘Cyber Sprint’ for Noncompetitive IT Contracts

Some federal agencies have cited a 30-day “cybersecurity sprint” launched in June 2015 to justify noncompetitive information technology contracts they have awarded, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Office of Management and Budget introduced the cyber exercise in order for agencies to address software vulnerabilities, adopt two-factor authentication and …

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Anne Rung: Agencies Must Establish Labs for Acquisition Innovation

U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung has called on federal agencies to establish laboratories that will help them adopt best practices for buying information technology products and services. She wrote in a blog article published Wednesday an agency Acquisition Innovation Lab must place emphasis on how to manage IT investments and seek input from vendors on digital acquisition tool …

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