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Penny Pritzker Reappoints Jeff Johnson, Sue Swenson, Teri Takai as FirstNet Board Members


Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has reappointed Jeff Johnson, former fire chief and CEO of the Western Fire Chiefs Association; Teri Takai, senior adviser at the Center for Digital Government and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson to serve on the First Responder Network Authority board. The Commerce Department said Thursday Johnson, Takai and …

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Denise Turner Roth: GSA Rolls Out Cyber Special Item Number in Support of White House Cybersecurity Plan

Denise Turner Roth

The General Services Administration has launched a new special item number for cybersecurity platforms and services and collaborated with other federal agencies to develop procurement support to facilitate cyber vulnerability assessments of government information technology systems. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth wrote in a blog post published Monday such actions are part …

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OSTP: Agencies Launched 47 Prize Competitions in FY 2015 Under America COMPETES Reauthorization Act


The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has found that federal agencies used the authority under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 to launch 47 prize competitions during fiscal year 2015 in an effort to spur innovation and address complex problems. OSTP said in the August 2016 report that agencies …

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IG Report: GSA Implements Multi-Factor Authentication for 11 of 18 IT Systems


The General Services Administration‘s inspector general has found that GSA has adopted multi-factor authentication for 11 of its 18 covered information technology systems in compliance with government policies for data systems. GSA IG said in a report released Wednesday that the agency’s access control procedures comply with the National Institute of Standards …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB’s Category Mgmt Policy Seeks to Streamline Mobile Device Procurement

mobile device management

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a policy that aims to facilitate the procurement and management of mobile devices and related services by federal agencies through category management. OMB’s Category Management Policy 16-3 seeks to reduce duplicate mobile contracts and help agencies manage their mobile service inventories, Federal Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung and …

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Looks for Associate Director to Oversee IT Programs


The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has kicked off search for a new associate director who will oversee the bureau’s information technology systems, networks, system authorization and policies and procedures. According to notice published Monday on USAJobs, the BEP Associate Director (Chief Information Officer) will work to administer IT budgets, capital investments, …

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