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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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USAF Awards IndraSoft, Yakshna Solutions Spot on $13.4 B IT IDIQ Contract; Neeraja Lingam, Srividhya Chakravarthi Quoted

1CyberForce, a joint venture of IndraSoft and Yakshna Solutions (YSI), has been awarded one of twenty spots on the potential ten-year $13.4 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ)  Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions (SBEAS) contract, the companies announced on Thursday.

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GSA OIG Reports on Semiannual Savings, Fraud Cases

The General Services Administration's inspector general office has released a report on the agency's activities from April to September this year, highlighting audits on cost savings and performance. GSA Office of the Inspector General said it identified $79M in potential savings during the period, but also discovered various insufficiencies, criminal cases and fraudulent transactions, with a total of 30 audits issued.

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Army Looks at Industry for 5G Tech; Col. Schawn Branch Quoted

The U.S. Army seeks to modernize its cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and training via application of industry-made 5G cellular technologies, C4ISRNet reported Thursday. Col. Schawn Branch, who leads the Army's 5G and enterprise information technology as a service program, told C4ISRNet the service branch is focusing 5G efforts on augmented and virtual reality, global asset management and smart technology depots.

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GAO: VA Still Needs to Address Cybersecurity Issues

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs still faces multiple cybersecurity challenges in the course of modernization. VA must implement security controls to protect sensitive information, identify cybersecurity workforce needs, manage information technology supply chain risks and address known vulnerabilities, GAO said Thursday.

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USAF Stands Up Consolidated Cyber Development Center

The U.S. Air Force has established a new center that would address cyber gaps and consolidate enterprise requirements across the service branch. The new Cyberspace Capabilities Center stood up on Nov. 7 and combines three formerly separate entities: the 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron, Air Force Network Integration Center and Air Combat Command’s Cyberspace Support Squadron, USAF said Thursday.

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USDA to Address IT Skills Gap in Employees; Gary Washington Quoted

The Department of Agriculture faces the challenge to address the information technology skills gap across the USDA workforce, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Gary Washington, USDA chief information officer, said at a Fedscoop event that the department's adoption of a consolidated, business-focused IT approach has left out the technology awareness of many employees.

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NASA Inspector General Office Reports 2019 Challenges

NASA's Office of the Inspector General has found seven challenges faced by the space agency in the areas of management and performance. The agency is challenged to conduct manned lunar exploration by 2024, improve management across major programs, sustain a skilled workforce, maintain human presence in-orbit, better oversee contract awards, address information technology issues and support facilities, NASA OIG said Wednesday.

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