Tag Archives: Federal IT

Oki Mek: AI, Machine Learning Could Help Speed Up ATO Processes

Artificial Intelligence

Hackers are targeting federal information technology systems as employees transition to telework due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Oki Mek, a top IT adviser at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), said that highlights the need to accelerate the authority to operate processes using artificial intelligence and machine learning. 

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Intelligent Waves Names Brian Brennan SVP of Client Operations; Tony Crescenzo Quoted

Brian Brennan

Intelligent Waves has appointed Brian Brennan as senior vice president of Client Operations, the company reported on Thursday. Brennan will be responsible for leading and growing the company’s client operations performance. Brennan brings to Intelligent Waves his extensive successful experience in managing high-level Federal IT government customer relationships, consistent business growth, and proven ability to exceed revenue and profit targets.

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Lawmakers Urge Senate Panel to Include Additional TMF Funding in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

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Six lawmakers have called on the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to allot an additional $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund in the upcoming COVID-19 relief measure to support updates to federal information technology systems.

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HUD Awards Accenture Federal $127M BPA to Modernize Ginnie Mae’s Securitization Platform; Elaine Beeman Quoted

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has received a $127 million blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide information technology (IT) software development services for Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), the company announced on Wednesday

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Federal CISO Calls for Scalable Approach to Secure Supply Chain

Grant Schneider, federal chief information security officer, said the government should expand its approach for providing security to the federal supply chain to stay ahead of the latest threats, Nextgov reported Thursday. The government implements government-wide restrictions to secure networks and contractors.

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Joanne Woytek: SEWP Vehicle Now a Source of Purchasing Data, Client Engagement Services

Joanne Woytek, program manager for Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement at NASA, said the government acquisition contract for information technology services has expanded into a source of purchasing data and "custom engagement" services for agency clients, FCW reported Tuesday.

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Gary Washington: USDA to Implement Modern Platforms in Next 12 Months Under CoE Program

Gary Washington, chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, told Federal News Network in an interview posted Monday that USDA will begin implementing new technology platforms in the next 12 to 18 months as part of the Centers of Excellence program. Washington said USDA has already closed 21 of the 39 data centers slated for shutdown and will continue to introduce changes to Farmers.gov to improve the customer experience.

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House Appropriations Committee OKs Bill for $150M Addition to Technology Modernization Fund

The House Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill that intends to add $150 million for fiscal year 2019 to a government fund that serves to provide working capital for agency information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. The Technology Modernization Fund was authorized under the Modernizing Government Technology Act that Rep. …

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GAO Pushes Continued Effort to Manage Government IT Investments

The Government Accountability Office has found through a study that there are still a number of actions the government has to take in order to improve the management of information technology procurement. These actions encompass further review of chief information officer responsibilities, IT contract approval, data center consolidation, software license management and security …

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