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GAO: VHA Should Establish Evaluation Process to Implement Org Structure Actions

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Veterans Health Administration develop an evaluation process to analyze the implementation of organizational structure recommendations. GAO said in a report publicly released Thursday that it has suggested VHA evaluate the implementation of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks realignment to address potential gaps and apply lessons learned …

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GAO: DHS’ CIO Office Should Take Principal Role in Joint Requirements Council

The Government Accountability Office has said that the Department of Homeland Security‘s Office of the Chief Information Officer should serve as a principal on the reinstated Joint Requirements Council to help minimize risks in information technology programs. GAO said Monday a formal and consistent role for OCIO could help address “poorly developed requirements” …

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Department of Industrial Relations Secures DOL Grant to Expand Apprenticeship Programs

California’s Department of Industrial Relations has received a $1.8 million ApprenticeshipUSA grant from the Labor Department to develop and expand apprenticeship programs in the state. DIR said Tuesday the federal grant will help the department boost its Division of Apprenticeship Standards plan that works to double the number of registered apprentices within …

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Deltek Report: Presidential Transition Will Have Minimal Effect on Federal IT Contracting

Deltek has released a new report on the presidential transition process, current federal environment and past impacts of administration changes on federal contracting along with analysis of candidates’ agendas, policy positions and potential impact on federal budgets, human capital and programs. The company said Tuesday its Impact of the Presidential Transition 2016-2017 …

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Wants Senate to Pass Govt IT Modernization Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia) expects the Senate to pass a bill that would set aside $3.1 billion in funds to support federal agencies’ information technology modernization efforts, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Connolly wants the Modernizing Government Technology Act to move through the Senate during a lame duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 election. …

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Military Health System Works to Strengthen Data Security; DHA’s Servio Medina Comments

The Military Health System has stepped up cybersecurity efforts in response to the increasing number of venues of access to information in today’s digital environment. Servio Medina, a cybersecurity leader at the Defense Health Agency‘s health information technology division, said in a statement published Friday on MHS’ website that he believes multiple data access venues increase …

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GSA’s 18F Hub Modifies Federal Pay System to Back Cyber Talent Recruitment Goals

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has launched a new campaign to attract private-sector cybersecurity talent through a move that will offer potential hires with jobs at the top of the General Schedule pay scale, Nextgov reported Friday. Mohana Ravindranath writes Eric Mill, 18F senior technology adviser, told Nextgov the unit’s digital consultancy group seeks …

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Profile: John Zangardi, DoD Principal Deputy CIO

John Zangardi serves as principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, where he helps the CIO provide advice to the defense secretary on information technology and information assurance matters. Zangardi works alongside the DoD CIO to also advise the defense secretary on non-intelligence space systems; satellite communications, navigation and timing …

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Mary Davie: GSA Updates IT Product & Service Navigator Tool for Acquisition Pros

The General Services Administration‘s integrated technology services branch has redesigned its online purchasing support tool in an effort to help acquisition professionals discover and evaluate the department’s information technology and telecommunications services. Mary Davie, GSA ITS assistant commissioner, said in a blog post published Wednesday the agency revamped its IT Solutions Navigator …

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