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Multiple agencies sign MoU to expedite federal infrastructure project approvals

At least 12 federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in efforts to accelerate the environmental assessment and authorization process for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leaders of participating agencies signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Monday to implement President Trump’s executive order, titled “Establishing Discipline and …

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Peace Corps DC Headquarters Move Planned for 2019

The Peace Corps will relocate its headquarters from a northwestern to a northeastern location in Washington, D.C. after the General Services Administration signed a new lease agreement for the government-run volunteer organization. GSA announced Monday that Peace Corps will occupy a 173,000-square-foot facility at One Constitution Square beginning in late 2019. The …

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GAO Asks OMB to Study Inclusion of Land Mobile Radio in Category Mgmt Effort

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Management and Budget study the potential inclusion of land mobile radio equipment in its category management initiative. GAO said Wednesday it examined federal agencies’ LMR interoperability and procurement practices through a survey and found half of respondents cited the use of proprietary features and …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds Tools to IT Schedule 70 to Facilitate Price Comparisons for Federal Buyers

The General Services Administration has introduced several tools to the Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to update GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program and streamline the acquisition process for federal agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in …

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GAO Asks FBI to Verify Face Recognition Service Accuracy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the FBI to verify the accuracy of the agency’s face recognition service and to check whether systems used by external partners are appropriate for FBI’s use. GAO said Wednesday that the FBI tested the Next Generation Identification-Interstate Photo System prior to its deployment …

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NIST Issues Cyber Threat Recovery Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a guide the agency developed to help organizations resume their normal operations after a cybersecurity incident. NIST said in the guide issued June 6 that the document aims to assist government agencies in efforts to incorporate cyber recovery processes and procedures …

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Jim Piche: GSA to Issue Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation-as-a-Service Task Orders by August

The General Services Administration plans to award the next set of task orders under the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program in an effort to provide 41 small agencies access to cybersecurity services through cloud-based shared services, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes Jim Piche, group manager of GSA’s federal …

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