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Inspector General: 18 OPM IT Systems Lack Valid Authorization

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The Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general has assessed OPM’s compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act and found that over 18 of its information technology systems operate without valid authorizations. OPM IG said in a Nov. 9 report that it performed the audit at the agency’s Washington headquarters from April 2016 to …

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Mary Davie: GSA, OMB, DoD Offer Software Category Mgmt Support for Agencies

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The General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department have begun to co-host information sharing and collaboration sessions to provide software category management assistance to agency software license managers. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday …

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Tony Scott: White House Unveils Proposed Federal IT Modernization Guidance

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The White House has released draft guidance that details several actions on how federal agencies can develop and execute plans to update their information technology systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post published Thursday the Obama administration issued the proposed guidance as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan. The …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds 15 Vendors Under New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers

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The General Services Administration has awarded 15 vendors spots under four new special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity services as part of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at GSA’s integrated technology services branch, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that agencies can now place task orders or establish blanket purchase …

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OMB Unveils New Privacy Org Within Information & Regulatory Affairs Office

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Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan has announced the creation of a new privacy office and a senior career position within OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Donovan wrote in a blog post published Wednesday the privacy office and senior official will support efforts to boost the government’s privacy practices. That new …

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GSA Gets ‘Best-in-Class’ Designations for SmartPay Contract Vehicles

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The General Services Administration has received “best-in-class” designations for SmartPay 2 and SmartPay 3 government-wide contracts for charge cards and other payment services. David Shea, director of the center for charge card management at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday the BIC designation seeks to recognize the SmartPay contract …

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