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OFPP’s Joanie Newhart: Gov’t Updates Federal Acquisition Certification to Address Training

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Federal Acquisition Institute have updated the federal acquisition certification in contracting to offer information technology procurement training, FCW reported Wednesday. Troy Schneider writes the revised certification will take effect on Oct. 1 to coordinate a four-week class in line with the Defense …

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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Take Acting Pentagon CIO Role

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Department of the Navy since 2010, will shift to the acting CIO role for the Defense Department, according to a report in Politico. David Perera reports that Halvorsen’s agenda will include work to bring the military forward on adopting a unified information technology …

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Ben Fitzgerald: Cyber Data Mgmt Is Vital On Urban Battlefield

Modern warfare experts believe that digital communications management should be an integral part of cyber efforts during urban combat missions and be extended to front-line units, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that technical and legal  authorities for the military’s cyber activities are largely concentrated in the Pentagon, rather …

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Ron Ross: NIST Proposes Infrastructure Security Engineering Guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released draft guidance on how government and private-sector system engineers should incorporate security into critical infrastructures, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that the technical document outlines an 11-step process meant to help information technology professionals identify security requirements and manage a …

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GSA Official Anne Rung to Become OMB Senior Adviser

Anne Rung, the associate administrator of governmentwide policy at the General Services Administration, will serve as a senior adviser at the Office of Management and Budget beginning in June, FCW reported Tuesday. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini commended Rung’s role in the agency’s leadership team in a May 12 email and has …

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GSA Outlines Cyber Campus Goals

The General Services Administration aims to consolidate cyberdefense efforts and promote public-private collaboration inside the agency’s planned civilian cyber campus in Greater Washington, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Daniel Sernovitz writes details of the proposed campus, including a $35 million budget to roll out the project, were laid out in a …

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