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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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OMB: Federal Agencies Reported 30,899 Cybersecurity Incidents to DHS in FY 2016

A report from the Office of Management and Budget says federal agencies reported 30,899 cybersecurity incidents to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team during fiscal year 2016. Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer, wrote in a White House blog post that the annual Federal Information Security Modernization …

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CIO Council Report Recommends Federal IT Measures for Trump Administration

The federal Chief Information Officers Council has released a report that includes an independent analysis of the current federal information technology environment as well as recommendations for the new administration. The CIO Council said it collaborated with two contractor teams to produce content for the “State of Federal Information Technology” report. A REI …

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Dell’s Cameron Chehreh: Govt Legacy Software Structure is Main IT Modernization Challenge

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer at Dell’s federal business, has said the structure of legacy software for government off-the-shelf products is the main challenge facing the government’s information technology modernization efforts in an interview with Signal Magazine posted Tuesday. Chehreh told the publication the use of virtualization technology, software-defined networking and virtualized data centers as …

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