Tag Archives: information technology

U.S. Navy Plans Enterprise-Wide IT Services Approach


The U.S. Navy will implement a new information technology approach that allows for IT services sharing across the service's entire enterprise. Navy officials said in a memorandum that the planned change aims to reduce redundancies, expand data availability, align with modern industry practices, boost productivity and decrease cyber risks in IT services.

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IT Industry Council Advises OMB on Zero Trust Strategy

IT Industry Council

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) advises the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to help agencies identify priorities when implementing a zero-trust architecture (ZTA). ITI said Tuesday that it made a list of recommendations regarding the OMB's Federal Zero Trust Strategy, which will guide agencies as they migrate to a ZTA.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana: Government Should Serve as Blueprint for Diverse, Equitable Service

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said the government must serve as the blueprint for a diverse, equitable and accessible service that treats employees with dignity and respect, NextGov reported Wednesday. Speaking during an event of the American Council for Technology & Industry Advisory Council, the federal CIO said it is the job of the information technology team to ensure a seamless and secure customer experience for the citizens. 

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OPM Seeks ‘Dedicated Funding’ for IT Modernization; Kiran Ahuja Quoted

Kiran Ahuja

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has agreed to the National Academy of Public Administration’s (NAPA) recommendation to Congress to provide more funding that will support OPM's information technology modernization efforts, FedScoop reported Monday. OPM recently released its response to the congressionally mandated report of NAPA, which urged the agency to prioritize IT modernization and ask for resources from the lower house for the development of its digital platforms and programs. 

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Shanna Webbers: Expanded IRS Procurement Workforce Focuses on IT Priorities

Shanna Webbers

Shanna Webbers, chief procurement officer of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said IRS's recently expanded procurement workforce is working to understand the agency's information technology direction. Webbers said her team is analyzing the agency's IT modernization plan so they can inform industry partners and simplify the procurement process.

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Agriculture Department Proposes Cloud-Based Civil Rights Complaint Tracking System

Complaint Tracking System

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) looks to develop a cloud-based, enterprise-wide system of records intended to track civil rights discrimination complaints against the agency’s programs and activities. The Civil Rights Management System will consist of an application suite and will be facilitated through the Salesforce platform under the USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer. 

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Paul Blahusch: Labor Department Develops Zero Trust Architecture Strategy Following Cybersecurity EO

Paul Blahusch

Paul Blahusch, chief information security officer at the Department of Labor (DOL), said they are working on a new implementation approach that builds on zero trust architecture in compliance with the White House’s cybersecurity order. The department has started restructuring to meet the EO’s deadlines that include the development of agency-wide plans for zero trust systems and implementation within 60 days. 

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Cynthia Mendoza: DOD Needs to Modernize IT Systems With Basics-Based Approach

Cynthia Mendoza

Cynthia Mendoza, the Department of Defense's (DOD) deputy chief information officer for special access program information technology, said the military needs to modernize its IT systems to meet battlefield intelligence requirements. She said the department must follow the basic principles of understanding mission results, forming partnerships and applying lessons learned.

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Unanet Announces ERP Enhancements To Better Support Customers; Assad Jarrahain Quoted


Unanet announced its latest enhancements to its award-winning software. The new features are designed to give customers integrated, industry-leading service and support, including enhanced dashboards, project management and billing functions and new mobile capabilities. The latest release provides project customers with four distinct advantages. They are Unanet First Look Program, New Customer Experience Portal, The Unanet Customer Suggestions Portal Unanet University

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Maximus Awarded Two IRS Task Orders Worth $151M For IT Support; President, GM Teresa Weipert Quoted

Teresa Weipert

Maximus announced on Tuesday that the company has secured two Internal Revenue Service (IRS) contracts potentially worth a combined $151 million. Both contracts were secured in the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant two contract vehicles. The first contract is a potential $76 million task order to provide Masterfile System Programming Support Services.


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