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Marine Corps Partners With Industry on Logistics Modernization Efforts

Adam Drake, CEO and chief data officer of data consultancy firm Atazzo, is working on modernizing U.S. Marine Corps logistics operations as part of his role as a 2019 Presidential Innovation Fellow, GCN reported Friday. Drake is collaborating with the service branch’s deputy commandant for installations and logistics on “a series of projects” to support the Marine Corps and Department of Defense in all logistics-related matters.

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VA Boosts Efforts to Implement Forever GI Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs said that it's on track to meet the new deadline to implement the Forever GI Bill to expand education benefits for veterans, service members and their families, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Initially, VA intended to begin processing education as well as housing benefits under the law in August. However, the agency adjusted the schedule to Dec. 1, 2019 to secure contracting support and resources.

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Senate Committee Passes Bill to Modernize Constituent Services Process

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a bill to streamline congressional offices' process in reaching federal agencies on behalf of constituents. The Creating Advanced Streamlined Electronic Services for Constituents act would allow constituents to electronically authorize their representation in congressional offices for engagements with federal agencies, the office of Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Wednesday.

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CBP Awards Task Order for Analytics Support

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a five-year, $35.8 million task order for analytics services in support of the agency's Office of Information and Technology. The task order provides for analytics on enforcement, trade and enterprise and is filed under CBP's Enterprise Business Management Support Services blanket purchase agreement, the agency said Friday.

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Report: Federal IT Workforce Sees Decrease in Age Gap for 2018

The Office of Personnel Management found that the age-gap ratio of federal information technology workers has slightly decreased over the past year, Nextgov reported Thursday. Data from the OPM shows that federal agencies hired around 4.4 IT experts over the age of 60 for every individual below 30 years old, as of September 2018. The results represent a drop from the 4.5 figure recorded in 2017 and does not cover the recent government shutdown.

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Federal IT Heads See Retention a Key Priority for Cyber Workforce

Despite providing training and implementing new approaches to prepare federal employees to take on cybersecurity roles, the government continues to face challenges building and retaining its cyber workforce, FCW reported Thursday. Information technology officials from different agencies raised concerns with the effectiveness of the new cyber workforce executive order. "What I'm not sure how much will get addressed with the executive order is, what about retention?" Shane Barney, chief information security officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said at a recent Government CIO conference. 

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GAO Reports Progress, Challenges in Govt Cloud Migration Efforts

The Government Accountability Office recommends that federal agencies continue to adopt the cloud to reduce the cost of modernizing information technology platforms and services. GAO said Monday that 16 agencies have seen progress implementing cloud computing services and have continued to increase spending since 2015. Officials cited that cloud enhanced customer service, the availability of weather-related information and collaboration and information sharing among federal, state and local agencies.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Craig Abod, President of Carahsoft, His Fifth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., with his fifth Wash100 Award win on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Abod for delivering IT platforms and expanding opportunities in the federal marketplace. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Abod. 

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Tiffanny Gates, President and CEO of Novetta, Her First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO of Novetta, with her first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Gates for her efforts to increase the company’s workforce by exploring cloud-based platforms, big data and information technology. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Tiffanny Gates of Novetta.

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