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Federal CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Move to Implement Standardized IT Spending Tracker

Federal agencies have started to implement a standard framework for monitoring information technology spending, FCW reported Tuesday. Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer, said that the Technology Business Management framework is intended to help government agencies locate IT costs and understand their business cases. Graves added that the CIO Council and General …

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Air Force Cyber Squadron Supports Nuclear Treaty Monitoring Mission

A cyber squadron within the U.S. Air Force‘s Technical Applications Center aims to standardize its enterprise to further support AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring efforts. The Cyber Capabilities Squadron also plans to form a mission defense team that will carry out cyberspace defense operations for mission critical systems at the center, the Air Force said …

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Rob Leahy to Serve as Acting OPM CIO

Rob Leahy, deputy chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been appointed to succeed outgoing CIO David DeVries on an acting basis effective Sept. 2. OPM said Friday that Chief Information Security Officer Cord Chase will step into the position of acting deputy CIO. Leahy joined the agency …

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NASA Program Aims to Help SEWP Contract Users Identify Authorized IT Resellers

NASA has launched a program to help government buyers confirm if an information technology product they want to procure through the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement contract vehicle comes from an authorized reseller, Nextgov reported Monday. The report said NASA aims to restrict certain SEWP contracts to authorized resellers and prevent non-authorized vendors …

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Inspector General: DHS Must Update Financial Mgmt Systems, IT Security Programs

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has said DHS’ chief information officer and acting chief financial officer must work together to update financial management systems and associated information technology security programs. KPMG was contracted to perform an audit of fiscal 2016 DHS financial statements as well as evaluate general information technology …

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Education Dept Seeks CISO, Info Assurance Services Director

The Education Department looks for a director of information assurance services and chief information security officer to manage the availability, privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of its data and information resources. A USAJobs notice published June 7 says the incumbent will also serve as principal adviser to the department chief information and deputy CIO. …

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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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