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GAO Recommends FirstNet to Address Tribal Stakeholders’ Concerns on Public-Safety Broadband Network

The Government Accountability Office urged the First Responder Network Authority in June to consider tribal stakeholders’ concerns regarding the future Public-Safety Broadband Network and evaluate long-term staffing requirements for the effort. GAO said in a report published Thursday that FirstNet has opened a test lab for public safety devices and applications …

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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The FITARA Enhancement Act would extend the deadline for federal agencies to consolidate data repositories by two years through …

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GAO: DOE Faces Challenges in Plutonium Production for Future NASA Missions

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says the Energy Department is facing challenges in the production of new plutonium isotopes meant to power certain NASA space missions, Space News reported Tuesday. The report said there is enough plutonium-238 in stockpiles for NASA missions scheduled through the mid-2020s, but technical issues hamper …

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Senate Bill Seeks to Extend Federal Data Center Consolidation Program

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that proposes a two-year extension on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to agencies’ data center consolidation efforts, FCW reported Thursday. Enacted in December 2014, FITARA mandates agencies to report their progress on initiatives to consolidate and modernize data centers, migrate …

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Profile: Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, Office of the DoD CIO

Kevin Garrison serves the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer as the Chief of Analytics and holds an experience history of 40 years. Garrison leads the DoD business data analytical environment where he supervises the management of information technology systems and provides insight to support cost efficiency. Prior to this Garrison …

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GAO: Navy, Marine Corps Should Adopt Amphibious Operations Training Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to formulate a strategy for both service branches to prioritize amphibious operations training resources and interpret common outcomes for naval integration efforts. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it also recommended that Marine Corps produce guidance materials for the development …

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