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AT&T Lands Four DHS Task Orders Worth $306M For IT Modernization; Stacy Schwartz Quoted

Stacy Schwartz

AT&T announced on Thursday that it has secured four task orders from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to modernize and transform DHS's telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking services. The awards have a combined value of $306 million over 12 years if all options are exercised.

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Federal CIO Clare Martorana on Governmentwide IT Modernization Plan

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said her office and the Federal CIO Council have kicked off work on a new strategy for governmentwide information technology modernization. Clare Martorana said she expects the new IT modernization plan to come with a holistic approach to IT delivery across the federal government.

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GSA, OMB Announce Updated Model for Technology Modernization Fund Disbursement; Katy Kale Quoted

Katy Kale

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have announced the launch of a flexible model for funding federal information technology transformation initiatives using the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). The TMF Board will prioritize agency proposals that focus on high-priority systems modernization, cybersecurity, public-facing digital services and cross-government services and infrastructure and will provide agencies flexibility in paying back awarded funds.

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EPA CIO Vaughn Noga on Agency’s Goal of Building a Cybersecurity-Aware Culture

Vaughn Noga

Vaughn Noga, chief information officer of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has talked about EPA's goals of creating a cybersecurity-aware culture and decreasing hindrances to deployment and operation of new applications and systems. Noga cited the need to prioritize the agency's approach to fielding systems and getting them through the extract, transform and load process.

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GAO: VA Should Improve Schedule, Cost Estimates for Financial Management Tech Modernization Effort

Supply Chain

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiate steps to come up with reliable cost and schedule estimates for the Financial Management Business Transformation (FMBT) program using best practices outlined in GAO’s cost estimating and schedule assessment guides. The FMBT initiative seeks to replace VA’s aging financial and acquisition systems with a single integrated platform.  

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DISA Embraces Continuous Tech Modernization Approach

DISA IT Modernization

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) seeks to update enterprise technology platforms continuously as part of efforts to help the Department of Defense address evolving mission requirements. An industry team led by General Dynamics‘ information technology business won last year the DEOS blanket purchase agreement valued at $4.4 billion over 10 years.

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GSA to Help Agencies Use Over $1B of New Funds From American Rescue Plan Act; GovCon Events Keynote Dave Zvenyach Quoted

General Services

The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to help agencies handle procurements that use the newly allotted $1 billion in the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). GSA will provide expertise to agencies that plan to use funds mandated by the American Rescue Plan Act. Representatives from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the U.S. Digital Service and GSA meet weekly to discuss how the funds would be used.

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri Appointed Strategic Board Advisor for Sev1Tech; CEO Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri

Sev1Tech announced on Monday that Retired Major General Michael Taheri has joined the company as a strategic board advisor to provide leadership, vision and guidance to support the company’s growth goals and mission areas for their customers. Taheri served the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard for over 31 years. 

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State Department’s Gerald Caron: TIC 3.0 Guidelines Support Flexible Cybersecurity Requirements, Zero-Trust Implementation

NIST Cybersecurity

Gerald Caron, an official at the State Department, said the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 (TIC 3.0) guidance enables agencies to drive zero-trust implementation while benefiting from flexible security requirements. Caron, who serves as director of enterprise network management at the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resources, said at a prior webinar that TIC 3.0 allows agencies to move away from TIC 2.0’s “prescriptive” security guidelines.

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Labor Department Secures TMF Investment for Data System Modernization; Maria Roat Quoted

Maria Roat

The Department of Labor (DOL) has received $9.6 million in funding from the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) program to help update the department’s data management platform. The General Services Administration (GSA) said Friday it will use the TMF funding to improve the accessibility and availability of department data for other agencies as well as developers, researchers and the press.

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