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Bill Lietzau: DCSA Adds More Mission Areas to Advance Security Clearance Transformation

Bill Lietzau

Bill Lietzau, director of the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), said DCSA hired at least 100 additional employees and added more mission areas at the start of fiscal year 2021 as part of its security clearance transformation efforts. Those IT systems include the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) legacy platform for processing security clearances. 

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VA Details 2020 Digital Transformation, Pandemic Response Efforts; Robert Wilkie Quoted

Robert Wilkie

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a year-in-review report on VA's information technology efforts to help former servicemen better access services. VA said Wednesday its Office of Information and Technology highlighted major IT investments in service delivery platforms and primary data systems in the report titled "Driving Digital Transformation at VA."

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NSF Invests $125M in Mid-Scale Research Facilities; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sethuraman Panchanathan

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has allotted $125 million for the development of mid-scale facilities where researchers may perform quantum, biogeochemistry and energy grid studies. NSF said Thursday that it will use these funds to finance three projects that will consist of research expertise, equipment and instrumentation for pursued research topics, community engagement and education.

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Accenture, NEOGOV, NASCA Release Report on State Gov’t Workforce Transformation

Workforce Transformation

A new report from Accenture, NEOGOV and the National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) has found that state governments are prioritizing training, succession planning and performance management in their pandemic-related workforce strategies. Accenture, NASCA and NEOGOV collated data from NASCA’s 2019 and 2020 conferences as part of the study.

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Katie Arrington: DoD Should Transform Workforce Culture Around DevSecOps

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) should step up efforts to change the workforce culture around DevSecOps. She noted that DoD should educate its personnel about DevSecOps and cited how the department’s Adaptive Acquisition Framework could help advance DevSecOps adoption.

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Accenture Partners with Blue Yonder to Transform Supply Chain Operations; Kris Timmermans, Mark Morgan Quoted

Kris Timmermans

Accenture has partnered with Blue Yonder to deliver intelligent, customer-centric supply chain transformations that leverage a cloud-first approach. The partnership will accelerate digital transformation by using the cloud. “Together with Accenture, we will drive greater client value with proven methodologies that help companies achieve their visions for resilient supply chains by putting cloud at the center,” said Mark Morgan, executive vice president of Worldwide Commercial Business, Blue Yonder.

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Avaya Partners with Verizon to Support SSA Digital Transformation Initiative; Jerry Dotson, Jennifer Chronis Quoted

Jennifer Chronis

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has selected Avaya’s OneCloud portfolio of communications and collaboration solutions to support the agency’s digital transformation initiative. SSA will modernize the agency’s ability to rapidly respond to changing user needs at manageable cost. Verizon is the systems integrator working with SSA. Verizon has partnered with Avaya to provide the core communications infrastructure.

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NSF Names Sean Jones as Directorate Head; Sethuraman Panchanathan Quoted

Sean Jones

Sean Jones, former acting deputy division director at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) division of materials research, has been appointed to lead NSF's mathematical and physical sciences directorate. Prior to his appointment, Jones served as acting assistant director at the MPS directorate. Jones started his career at NSF in 2009 as program director.

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Fiscal Service Bureau Launches Efforts to Digitally Transform Financial Processes

Fiscal Service Bureau

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service initiated a couple of new efforts to simplify how the U.S. federal government processes and manages financial activities. The Digital End-to-End Efficiency initiative aims to fully automate and digitally transform a business process instead of only automating certain, individual tasks, the bureau said Monday.

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