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Rep. Tom Graves Named Vice Chair of House Committee on Congress Modernization

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has appointed Tom Graves, R-Ga., as vice chair of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress, McCarthy’s office said Monday in a press release. “Technology has unquestionably improved House productivity, but we must aspire to do better when it comes to connecting with and serving the American people."

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GSA Seeking Input on Proposed IT Services BPA for Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration is looking for input on a proposed blanket purchase agreement for phase I work under the agency’s Centers of Excellence systems modernization program, GSA officials said Thursday in a GitHub post. The Discovery BPA vehicle enables GSA to acquire initial discovery and assessment services from a selection of multiple awardees specializing in at least three CoE functional areas.

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Raghav Vajjhala Talks FTC’s Cloud Migration, Other IT Modernization Efforts

Raghav Vajjhala, chief information officer of the Federal Trade Commission, has said the FTC will advance its information technology modernization efforts by using a multiple-award contract with four companies, Federal News Network reported Friday. Vajjhala said on the Ask the CIO program that migrating email to the cloud would be one of the first task orders.

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Thomas Modly: Navy Must Develop Strategy to Strengthen IT Leadership

The U.S. Navy must “elevate the management” of its digital strategy and prioritize information technology efforts within the department, Navy Undersecretary Thomas Modly wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Defense One. Modly noted that the Navy must develop a strategic plan to keep up with an “information-cognizant” culture by fostering the department’s IT talent and establishing relationships with industry.

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Treasury Dept Implementing Authentication Process for Citizen Services Platforms

The Bureau of Fiscal Service under the Treasury Department is slated to implement two-factor authentication for its citizen services over the next few years, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. Marshall Henry, a program manager for the bureau’s Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation, said the implementation schedule for the more than 10 fiscal services isn't set in stone.

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Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly Reintroduce Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill; Hurd Quoted

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have reintroduced a bill intended to reauthorize and modify the role of the federal chief information officer. The Federal CIO Authorization Act would elevate the executive's role to that of a presidential appointee who would directly report to the Office of Management and Budget's leader, Hurd's office said Friday.

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Army CIO Reveals Plans to Continue Military IT Modernization in 2019

Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, said the service will continue to focus on cloud migration, workforce development and data security in its information technology modernization efforts in 2019, C4ISRNet reported Sunday. The Air Force has been updating its tactical network over the past 18 months, according to the CIO. 

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Feds See Major Progress Moving All Emails to the Cloud

The Trump administration’s latest progress report regarding information technology modernization shows that multiple federal agencies are making progress moving their email services to the cloud, FedScoop reported Friday. Nearly 66 percent of federal CFO Act inboxes are now in the cloud, according to the report on the President’s Management Agenda Cross-Agency Priority goal for IT modernization.

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GAO Finds DoD, HHS, DHS Misreporting Noncompetitive Contracts

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

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