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Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said attendees of the meeting include leaders of Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet, Apple, Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm. They …

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Army Reviews Comms Systems to Update IT Procurement Strategy

The U.S. Army has begun to assess its entire communications system as part of efforts to streamline the military branch’s information technology procurement process, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters that the review will produce recommendations on streamlining IT acquisition and that …

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FCC’s David Bray to Serve as First NGA Chief Ventures Officer

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, will join the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency next month as the organization’s first chief ventures officer in July, MeriTalk reported Monday. He will be responsible for helping drive NGA’s internal and commercial innovation efforts in his new position, according to the report. He led FCC’s information technology …

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OMB Seeks IT Specialist for Data Mgmt

The Office of Management and Budget has kicked off its search for an information technology specialist who will work within the budget analysis and systems branch of OMB’s budget review division. A USAJobs notice posted Thursday stated that the IT specialist will fulfill analytical and management duties related to the planning, development, implementation and …

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GAO: DHS Should Fully Implement FITARA, Increase CIO Involvement in IT Contracts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to fully implement action plans under the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act and to increase the agency chief information officer’s involvement in IT contracts. DHS has fully accomplished 28 of 31 FITARA action plans that GAO evaluated but the department has yet to implement all …

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Air Force Launches Initiative to Train Airmen on Defensive Cyber Operations

The U.S. Air Force has established a program that seeks to train airmen in defensive cyber operations of the service branch’s weapons systems and increase their capacity to manage  unit missions in cyberspace. The service branch  said Friday it aims to address risks in air and space superiority, command-and-control, global strike, ISR and rapid global mobility …

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GSA’s Mary Davie Outlines IT Industry Feedback on Federal Acquisition

Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration, has met with more than 50 representatives from IT services companies to discuss government contracting issues. Davie wrote in a blog post published Tuesday industry members want government acquisition and program personnel to be more accessible and respond …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Federal IT Modernization

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced a bill that aims to help federal agencies use savings from information technology initiatives to fund future IT modernization projects. Under the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal agency savings achieved through IT-related efforts would be placed in a working capital fund that can be used for up …

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GAO: Federal Agencies Move to Address IT Labor Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has previously recommended federal agencies to increase their information technology workforce development efforts to mitigate issues related to federal hiring activities, recruitment of qualified staff and identification of skill gaps. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it found that multiple agencies have taken actions to implement the congressional watchdog’s recommendations such …

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