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Mary Davie: GSA Unveils Rebranded Office of Information Technology Category

The General Services Administration has changed the name of its Integrated Technology Service to the Office of Information Technology Category and modified the ITC’s framework to align with agencies and industry partners. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the ITC, wrote in a blog post published Jan. 5 the new office will look to bolster deliveries of products …

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GSA Seeks Acquisition Mgmt Specialist

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for an acquisition management specialist to work in the office of information technology category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJOBS notice posted Tuesday says the chosen candidate will develop strategies to procure products and services for the ITC business portfolio. The acquisition management specialist will also advise …

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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Retire as DoD CIO in February

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department since March 2015, will retire from government by Feb. 28, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Halvorsen said that he expects DoD to continue the department’s  information technology policies and priorities in the next administration. “Our dialogue with the transition team seems …

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LaVerne Council Highlights VA IT Transformation Achievements

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed three key objectives that guide VA’s information technology transformation efforts in a blog entry posted Monday She said that VA’s office of information and technology has worked to stabilize and streamline core processes and platforms; address material weaknesses; and institutionalize new functions to boost outcomes. …

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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce …

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Jeh Johnson: Election Infrastructure Must Be Determined as Critical

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said election infrastructure should be recognized as a subsector of the existing government facilities critical infrastructure sector and be a priority for cybersecurity assistance and protection. Johnson wrote in a blog post published Friday such determination will add election infrastructure, including centralized vote tabulations locations, communications technologies, …

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FTC Seeks IT Specialist/CISO for CIO Office

The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the search for an information technology specialist or chief information security officer who will work for the office of the chief information officer within the commission’s office of the executive director. The IT specialist/CISO will oversee IT services and employees or vendors that work …

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Secret Service Implements Cyber & IT Strategy to Boost Agent Mobility

The U.S. Secret Service have begun to implement its first cyber and information technology strategic plan that covers agency goals to develop a network operations security center and bolster mobility for special agents and uniformed officers, Signal Magazine reported Sunday. George Seffers writes Kevin Nally, chief information officer of the Secret Service, finalized the strategy nearly …

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Trey Hodgkins: Industry Seeks Collaboration With Incoming Administration to Address Govt IT, Cyber Challenges

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, said the technology industry wants to collaborate with the incoming administration to help address cybersecurity, IT modernization and procurement challenges in the federal government, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Terry Wing writes that Hodgkins said there is a common understanding within the …

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Grant Thornton: Survey Respondents Make Suggestions for Next Administration

Respondents in the American Society of Military Comptrollers’ 2016 survey of financial management professionals urge the next administration to conduct a comprehensive review of financial management information technology modernization efforts. Grant Thornton said Thursday,  the respondents have also recommended the incoming administration to develop mitigation strategies as well as focus initial …

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