The Government Accountability Office called on the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services to review their records of contract awards due to misreported noncompetitive contracts. Contracting officials at the DoD and HHS found misreporting competitive and noncompetitive between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, GAO said in a report posted Tuesday.Read More »
Glenn Davidson, the Department of Commerce's former executive director of enterprise services, said the department is generating millions of dollars in savings as a result of shared services modernization, Federal News Network reported Monday. The department has modernized the human resource and information technology components of its shared services for the last three years, transitioning from an outdated back-office approach.Read More »
Rod Turk, acting chief information officer at the Department of Commerce, has said the policies, budget authorities and funding vehicles provided by the White House and Congress in recent years have already been helping federal agencies modernize their networks, MeriTalk reported Wednesday.Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps is making final touches on a new cloud strategy expected to receive approval before the end of 2018, C4ISR reported Wednesday. William Williford, executive director of USMC's Systems Command, told C4ISRNET at a recent defense summit that the strategy builds on the U.S. Navy's own version.Read More »
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Pentagon has a “really great road map” for digital modernization. Shanahan said he believes having an information technology strategy in place could help the Defense Department carry out modernization efforts, such as consolidation of data centers and deployment of a common financial platform.Read More »
Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities. He discussed how VA deploys Cerner’s electronic health record system to replace the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.Read More »
The Professional Services Council has provided a list of 20 recommendations in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s feedback request for its updated federal cloud strategy. PSC classified its recommendations for the Cloud Smart strategy into several categories such as the transition from the Cloud First plan to the new strategy; security; procurement; workforce; and CIO Council actions, according to an Oct. 24 letter.Read More »
Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said information technology modernization, cybersecurity and the cross-agency goals in the President’s Management Agenda will help drive federal acquisition in the coming year, Federal News Network reported Monday. “There is no doubt increased focus on IT. Cybersecurity is clearly a high risk and high spend area so we think there will be a lot of business opportunities,” Chvotkin said.
The Technology Modernization Board has awarded $23.5M in second round of funds to help three federal agencies upgrade their information technology infrastructure, Federal Times reported Monday. The General Services Administration and the departments of Agriculture and Labor were the award recipients under the Technology Modernization Fund’s round two.