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PSC’s Alan Chvotkin: Increased Micropurchase Threshold Streamlines Telework, Contracting Operations

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Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council and GovCon Expert, has said that the Trump administration’s decision to increase the micropurchase threshold is streamlining contracting procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic, FCW reported Wednesday.

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Report: VA Plans to Procure 180K Devices to Back Telework, Telehealth Operations

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The Department of Veterans Affairs wants to buy 180K laptops and tablet computers to support telehealth and telework initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Friday. Sources said the proposal to procure such devices is part of VA’s $1.2B supplemental request to Congress for its “Information Technology Systems account” as part of its COVID-19 response efforts.

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OPM Davelops Cloud Practice to Streamline Operations; Akanksha Sharma Quoted

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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has created a cloud practice to meet the agency’s need to make informed telework decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the cloud practice, OPM facilities spent two to three hours a day scraping data on COVID-19 cases from state and federal websites. 

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NASA, GPO Officials Talk Agency Efforts to Address Telework Needs

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Sam Musa and Emma Antunes, the respective chief information officers of the Government Publishing Office (GPO) and NASA, said their agencies are working on approaches to telework following the COVID-19 pandemic. GPO also implemented a virtual private network and security tokens to minimize the need for physical presence.

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Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton: Navy Augments Teleworking Policies Amid COVID-19

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Rear Adm. Kathleen Creighton, cybersecurity division director at the Chief of Naval Operations Office, said the boosted amount of teleworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in cybersecurity risks, National Defense Magazine reported Monday. She said at a Navy League virtual conference that the teleworking boost has created openings for adversaries to attack, and the service branch addresses this issue through the creation of new policies.

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State Dept CIO Stuart McGuigan Credits Accelerated Analytics Work to Teleworking

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Stuart McGuigan, the State Department's chief information officer, said his organization has leveraged teleworking to more quickly support foreign policy via analytics, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. The department's Center for Analytics is moving forward to create predictive models that provide insight into government-related changes. McGuigan attributes the center's accelerated work pace to the implementation of teleworking.

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