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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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GSA IG: Agency’s TTS & IT Office Should Address 18F Compliance with IT Security Policy

The General Services Administration‘s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the Technology Transformation Service and GSA Information Technology offices to identify all 18F information systems and address compliance with the agency’s IT security policy. According to a report published Tuesday, GSA OIG also said TTS and GSA IT should oversee 18F’s compliance with …

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GSA to Hold Acquisition Training Forum in Alabama

The General Services Administration will conduct the two-day Acquisition Training Symposium that is set to kick off April 25 in Huntsville, Alabama. GSA’s federal acquisition service will host the event to inform federal procurement professionals about the agency’s products, services and tools, according to a Feb. 15 agency news release. The two-day event will also …

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FedRAMP Seeks Comments on ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud Services

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program seeks public feedback on a draft “tailored” baseline meant to accelerate the authorization of low risk cloud services for government use. FedRAMP said Thursday the Tailored baseline will cover minimum security control requirements for low-impact cloud offerings and that authorizing officials could identify additional security controls if needed. The proposed …

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NIST, GSA Launch Nationwide Cybersecurity Survey

The General Services Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology  have partnered to examine the cybersecurity practices of various organizations throughout the U.S. through a nationwide survey. NIST said Wednesday the survey for senior cybersecurity executives will mostly contain multiple-choice questions and take respondents less than 40 minutes to complete. Interested agencies and companies may respond …

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Joseph Jeu to Retire as DeCA Director & CEO in June

Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu will retire from government on June 3. DeCA said Thursday Jeu assumed his current role in January 2011 and has since led transformation efforts, provided strategic direction and oversaw the modernization of supply chain management systems at the agency. Under Jeu’s leadership, DeCA also launched the Enterprise Business …

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18F Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization

The General Services Administration’s 18F organization has received a provisional authority-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud platform to federal agencies. FedRAMP’s joint authorization board granted cloud.gov a moderate impact level P-ATO following the completion of a compliance and security evaluation in collaboration with third-party assessment organization Veris Group, according …

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GAO: GSA Should Notify Tenant Agencies of Foreign-Owned Buildings

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration to inform tenant agencies if their high-security leased offices are owned by foreign companies. GAO said in report published Monday it found that GSA leases high-security space from foreign owners in 20 buildings for 26 tenant agencies, including organizations that perform  classified operations and store sensitive …

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Mark Rockefeller, Michael Phipps Join SBA’s Veteran Small Business Devt Task Force

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, has appointed StreetShares CEO Mark Rockefeller and Michael Phipps, managing director at The Millennium Group International, as members of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. SBA said Thursday Rockefeller and Phipps will serve on the advisory board for two years and attend quarterly meetings …

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GSA to Implement HTTPS in Web Browsers for New Executive Branch Domains

The General Services Administration will automatically enforce a communications protocol in modern web browsers for newly-established executive branch .gov domains and subdomains in a push to help agencies achieve secure communications. GSA’s Marina Fox and Eric Mill wrote in a post published Thursday the dotgov.gov program will submit newly registered executive branch domains …

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