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GAO: DoD Should Develop Department-Wide Prototyping Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to establish a department-wide strategy that will guide prototyping initiatives. GAO said Tuesday DoD’s prototyping efforts face challenges such as limited funds, a risk-averse culture and competing priorities. DoD has yet to develop a strategy that outlines prototyping goals and priorities as well …

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DHS Seeks Public Input to Address Homeland Security Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security seeks public comments on what homeland security challenges affect citizens and communities in the U.S. DHS said Tuesday it aims to address border security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and response, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and trade enforcement challenges via the My DHS Idea campaign. Interested participants …

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SOSi’s Robert Catalanotti Named Senior Adviser to DoD Assistant Secretary for Intl Security Affairs

Robert Catalanotti, managing director of Middle East initiatives at Virginia-based government services integrator SOS International, has been appointed senior adviser to the assistant secretary for international security affairs at the Defense Department. Catalanotti will also join the Senior Executive Service, DoD said Tuesday. The retired U.S. Army major general previously served as director …

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PSC Urges OMB to Revise Actions on Acquisition Reviews, Payments to Small Business in June 15 Memo

The Professional Services Council has asked the Office of Management and Budget to revise certain measures in its June 15 memorandum that seeks to reduce reporting requirements for federal agencies. Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at PSC, told OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in a letter published Thursday that the agency should …

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IBM’s Lisa Mascolo: VA-DoD EHR Partnership Could Help Transform Health Service Delivery to Veterans

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of U.S. public service at IBM’s global business services segment, has said the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to collaborate with the Defense Department to update the electronic health records system could help VA change the way it delivers health services to military retirees and their families. VA …

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DHS, ARL Unveil Virtual Training Platform for First Responders to Active Shooter Incidents

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has collaborated with the Army Research Laboratory to deploy a new virtual training platform that works to help first responders coordinate their tactics for active shooter incidents. DHS said Monday the Enhanced Dynamic Geo-Social Environment is a free multiplayer online tool that is …

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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Monday Thomas will oversee the newly reorganized FAS and help align GSA’s acquisition strategies with President Donald Trump’s business and technology initiatives. The agency notified …

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Report: Navy, Air Force Cut Mandatory Online Training Programs

The U.S. Air Force and Navy have launched efforts to reduce or eliminate online training requirements for civilian and military personnel, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The station said the Navy has removed nearly all mandatory computer-based training programs for the civilian workforce except for the Defense Department‘s Cyber Awareness Challenge, …

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