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Charles Rettig: IRS Needs $2.7B in Funds Over Six Years to Back IT Modernization Plan

Charles Rettig, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, said the agency needs $2.3 to $2.7 billion in additional funds over the next six years to execute its information technology modernization plan, FCW reported Thursday. He told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday the funds would help the IRS comply with the 2017 tax reform bill, Affordable Care Act and other laws that demand IT transformation.

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GSA Updates Special Item Number for Cloud Services on IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration revised a special item number on IT Schedule 70 to provide federal agencies access to information technology professional services related to cloud adoption and management. The updated Cloud SIN 132-40 includes labor categories and services associated with cloud-related work such as assessment of cloud platforms, workload refactoring, migration of legacy systems to the cloud, DevOps and development of cloud-based applications, GSA said Monday.

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Lawmaker Introduces Law Creating Cybersecurity Committee

Rep. John Katko, R-NY, introduced a bipartisan law that will help boost U.S. cybersecurity readiness. The Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act of 2019 will create an advisory team of cybersecurity professionals that will assist in the protection of enterprise systems from cyber attacks, Katko said Thursday.

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Stuart McGuigan Named Permanent State Department CIO

Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer of Johnson & Johnson, has been appointed as CIO of the State Department and head of the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. McGuigan will replace acting CIO Karen Mummaw, who will retire in April after 31 years of service at State.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Craig Abod, President of Carahsoft, His Fifth Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology Corp., with his fifth Wash100 Award win on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Abod for delivering IT platforms and expanding opportunities in the federal marketplace. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Abod. 

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GSA Seeking for Federal Employees to Develop Tech Ideas via 10x Program

The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service office launched a four-phase program to solicit, fund and test ideas from federal employees seeking to improve government services through the use of technology, Nextgov reported Monday. The 10x program “is designed to find, fund, grow and sustain new technology products and services,” Nico Papafil, acting lead director of the initiative, told Nextgov.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Tiffanny Gates, President and CEO of Novetta, Her First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Tiffanny Gates, president and CEO of Novetta, with her first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Gates for her efforts to increase the company’s workforce by exploring cloud-based platforms, big data and information technology. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Tiffanny Gates of Novetta.

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Bill Zielinski: GSA Introduces New Software License Management Service

The General Services Administration launched a new service to help federal agencies manage software licenses. Bill Zielinski, acting assistant commissioner of GSA’s office of information technology category, wrote in a blog post published on Tuesday that the new software license management service, SLM Fast, seeks to help agency chief information officers, chief financial officers and acquisition professionals control software asset inventories.
 

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