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DISA Wants Mission Partners to Advance ‘App Rationalization’ for Cloud; John Hale Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is encouraging mission partners to pursue “app rationalization” by rebuilding or customizing applications to leverage the benefits of operating in the cloud, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Hale, chief of cloud services at DISA, said such a move could help agencies realize cost savings from cloud adoption.

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CenturyLink Becomes First Vendor to Receive Authority in GSA Infrastructure Contract

CenturyLink became the first supplier to receive authority to operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. EIS is  an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that provides federal agencies with the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet strict government security standards.

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Introduces New Software License Management Service

The General Services Administration launched a new service to help federal agencies manage software licenses. Bill Zielinski, acting assistant commissioner of GSA’s office of information technology category, wrote in a blog post published on Tuesday that the new software license management service, SLM Fast, seeks to help agency chief information officers, chief financial officers and acquisition professionals control software asset inventories.
 

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Navy Eyes Commercial Cloud Providers for Long-Haul Telecom Services; Will Stephens Quoted

The U.S. Navy plans to kick off a prototype project in the spring of 2019 to determine whether to outsource long-haul telecommunications support to one or more cloud service providers, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The service currently relies on the Defense Information Systems Agency’s wide-area network for telecom services. 

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Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford: Army Establishing Cloud Program Office in Next Three Months

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, said the service plans to establish a cloud program office in the next 90 days as part of the Department of Defense’s cloud strategy, National Defense reported Tuesday. Crawford said the military branch intends to release an updated cloud strategy in the next three months and award two contracts for cloud services this fiscal year.

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GSA Attracts IT Talent Through Tech Modernization Efforts; David Shive Quoted

The General Services Administration’s cloud adoption, shared services implementation and other information technology modernization efforts have helped attract IT talent, FCW reported Wednesday. "GSA is dependent on attracting world class IT talent. We've created an environment that's good for techies," David Shive, chief information officer at GSA, said Wednesday at the Association of Government Accountants' National Leadership Training meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Dana Deasy Talks DoD’s Cloud, Cyber, AI Strategies at House Hearing

Dana Deasy, chief information officer for the Department of Defense, testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s intelligence, emerging threats and capabilities subpanel on the Pentagon’s ongoing digital modernization efforts, the DoD website reported Tuesday.“DOD will remain a multicloud environment, with both general-purpose and fit-for-purpose clouds as part of our long-term strategy,” Deasy said on Tuesday. 

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Jeremy Wiltz: FBI Planning to Create ‘Innovation Council’

Jeremy Wiltz, assistant director of the FBI’s information technology enterprise services division, said at a recent AFCEA event that the agency plans to create an Innovation Council, Federal News Network reported Monday. Wiltz noted that the council would be a diverse group of employees with IT and non-IT roles to develop innovative ideas and focus areas addressing the FBI’s needs.

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Navy Eyes Network Modernization Through Three Other Transaction Authorities

The U.S. Navy plans to award three other transaction authorities to modernize its ashore networks, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The service intends to release three problem statements next week to advance the cloud-centric Modern Service Delivery concept to facilitate access to information technology capabilities for mobile and on-premises users.

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La’Naia Jones: Security Coordination Center Helps IC Agencies Share Cyber Threat Intelligence

La’Naia Jones, deputy chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, discussed how the Security Coordination Center facilitates the sharing of cyber threat intelligence and information on malware among IC agencies, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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