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GAO: OMB, Federal Agencies Implemented 46% of 800 Auditors’ IT Reform Recommendations

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Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget have implemented 46 percent of the Government Accountability Office‘s 800 recommendations on information technology acquisitions and operations management. GAO said Tuesday the number of implementations as of October 2016 reflects a 23 percent increase compared to the percentage reported in 2015. Auditors added agencies …

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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

Mary Davie

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

Tony Scott

The White House has released draft guidance that details several actions on how federal agencies can develop and execute plans to update their information technology systems.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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GAO: OFPP Should Monitor Agencies’ Strategic Sourcing Purchases to Boost Savings

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to monitor agencies’ use of the General Services Administration‘s strategic sourcing initiatives in an effort to increase potential savings. GAO said Wednesday agencies reportedly saved a total of $129 million through the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative in fiscal year 2015 but …

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

Mary Davie

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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