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Senate Bill Seeks to Expand Emergency Telecom Services Access

A bill introduced in the Senate would require the Federal Communications Commission to explore new methods to expand telecommunications services access in the event of a natural disaster. The Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2016 would also mandate that the Government Accountability Office examine potential strategies for the government to increase security of emergency communications …

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GAO: VA, DoD Need Outcome-Oriented Goals for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office has said the departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have not defined outcome-oriented goals and metrics to support interoperability between both entities’ electronic health records systems. GAO said Wednesday DoD and the VA determined separate modernization efforts would be more cost effective than a joint system development but neither department has a comparison of …

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Dan Tangherlini: GSA’s 18F Unit Helps Refresh Federal IT Acquisition Efforts

Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration chief, has said he believes GSA’s 18F organization should be given a chance to help foster innovation and modernize federal government information technology acquisition in an interview with Government Technology posted Tuesday. “People are deeply satisfied with the work that 18F is doing … this is an internal government agency …

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GAO: Coast Guard to Address Arctic Regional Operation Capacity Gaps

The U.S. Coast Guard plans to develop specific measures for its Arctic region activities in an effort to systematically assess potential effects of its operations on the mitigation of operation capacity gaps in support of a Government Accountability Office recommendation. GAO said Tuesday the service branch has worked with Arctic partners to assess and mitigate gaps …

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CBO: House Bill on Cybersecurity Support for Small Businesses Would Cost $1M From 2017 to 2021

The Congressional Budget Office has said a House bill that would require the Department of Homeland Security and Small Business Administration to create a strategy for small business development centers to provide cybersecurity training and counseling to clients would cost approximately $1 million over five years. CBO said in a report published Thursday that …

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GAO Asks OMB to Facilitate Inter-Govt Coordination on Real Property Data

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Office of Management and Budget to support coordination between federal entities with independent leasing authorities to add information on the government’s portfolio of real property. GAO said in a report published Wednesday federal entities that do not participate in the OMB-chaired Federal Real Property Council are not required to submit real property …

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GAO Finds Incomplete Historical Data on Canceled DoD Solicitations

The Government Accountability Office has found incomplete historical data available from government sources to analyze the Defense Department‘s canceled solicitations. GAO said Wednesday DoD officials indicated the department does not track data on canceled solicitations and that data available on the Federal Business Opportunities portal is not in a format suitable for trend analysis. …

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GAO: DoD Should Align Headquarters Function Data With Revised Definition of HQ Activities

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to align its data on civilian and military positions that have headquarters functions with its updated definition of departmentwide headquarters activities. GAO said in a report released Thursday that DoD also lacks plans to gather data on costs related to headquarters functions. …

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