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Dell’s Steve Harris: FITARA to Drive ‘Momentum’ for Agency IT Modernization Efforts

Steve Harris

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems unit, has said he believes the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will create momentum in agencies’ efforts to update their information technology systems, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. “FITARA provides for the oversight and but more importantly, it provides the …

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Report: 2016 Funding Bill Includes Security Clearance Reform Provision


A proposed fiscal 2016 omnibus spending bill contains a provision that would require federal agencies to use government, commercial and publicly available information sources to re-evaluate security clearance holders, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the provision calls for the director of national intelligence to spearhead a governmentwide “enhanced personnel security program” …

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Fiscal 2016 Budget Requires Cyber Workforce ID


The 2016 omnibus spending package passed by Congress last week mandates federal agencies to identify employees with cyber functions, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Nicole Ogrysko writes the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act of 2015 is intended for agencies to monitor their cybersecurity workforce. Under the new budget, agency leaders …

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MarkLogic’s Kevin Shelly: Agency Culture is Key to Unstructured Govt Data Mgmt

Kevin Shelly

Kevin Shelly of MarkLogic has addressed data management issues in the government during a panel discussion with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Army and Customs and Border Protection agency, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Shelly, vice president for MarkLogic’s public sector business, explained to his audience …

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Sens. Cassidy, Peters File Software License Mgmt Reform Bill


Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have filed a bill that seeks to overhaul the way the federal government manages information technology software licenses. The proposed Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2015 will require agencies to define roles for the management of enterprise software …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Adjusts Strategies to Address Federal Agency Purchases

Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Tuesday that GSA has made technology and program changes to further help customer agencies manage their purchases. She told editor Jill Aitoro the agency wants to help transform government-wide acquisition with the implementation of a category management …

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