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Mary Davie: GSA Launches Program to Help Startups Chase IT Schedule 70 Contracts

The General Services Administration has introduced a new program for startup companies to pursue potential opportunities on the agency’s Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to address technology demands at agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the Office of Integrated Technology Services within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published …

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FAS: James Clapper Asks Intell Agency Leaders to Help Review Data Classification Practices

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged the heads of U.S. intelligence agencies to review guidelines for data classification and identify obsolete secrecy policies that should be removed, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. Steven Aftergood writes Clapper told intelligence agency directors in a March 23 memo obtained by FAS to “take a leading role in reducing …

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FAS: DoD Clearance Holders Drop 20% Since 2013

The Defense Department reduced its number of security clearance holders by 900,000 from fiscal year 2013 through the first quarter of fiscal year 2016 in an effort to address potential insider threats, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. Steven Aftergood wrote in a FAS blog post that there are approximately 3.7 million employees and …

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FAS: DOE Seeks 4% Funding Boost for Fiscal 2017 Nuclear Weapons Activities

A Congressional Research Service report says the Energy Department‘s fiscal 2017 budget request includes $12.9 billion to fund operations of DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration, according to the Federation of American Scientists. Steven Aftergood writes in a blog article published Monday the CRS report obtained by FAS shows that approximately $9.2 billion of the proposed …

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Anne Rung: White House Names 11 Category Managers in 10 Federal Procurement Areas

The White House has appointed 11 category managers who will be responsible for 10 federal acquisition areas as part of the Category Management program. Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the Category Management initiative launched in 2014 aims to facilitate the federal procurement of products …

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Mary Davie: GSA’s FAS Arm, DHA Forge $5B Health IT Procurement Partnership

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service and the Defense Health Agency have formed a seven-year partnership to invest $5.4 billion toward the procurement of health information technology services and systems. Mary Davie, head of FAS’ integrated technology office, said in a Thursday blog post DHA will purchase new health IT services through …

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Mary Davie: GSA Implements Programs to Ensure Gov’t IT Product Security

The General Services Administration has launched several efforts to manage cybersecurity of information technology products and services that vendors provide to customer agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Monday the agency will establish a supply chain …

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Pentagon Aims to Help US Partner Countries Build Defense Institutions

The Defense Department has issued a new directive that aims to help foreign allies develop their capacity and capabilities as part of DoD’s international security cooperation strategy, the Federation of American Scientists reported Thursday. Steven Aftergood writes the directive outlines responsibilities of DoD components to execute the Defense Institution Building initiative in U.S. partner …

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