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    A new prescription for the EIS transition

    The spirit of the EIS program is modernization, but it seems pressure to meet established timelines may be working counter to that goal. 06/01/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Pandemic means beta.SAM shift will take a little longer

    At GSA, plans to fully shift legacy acquisition systems are being stalled to help contractors and agencies keep current. 05/29/2020

  • Workforce
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    GAO plans review of telework tech

    The congressional watchdog plans to examine agency lessons learned from the rapid rollout of telework tools as part of pandemic response. 05/27/2020

  • Workforce
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    Team coverage: COVID-19 and the federal workforce

    FCW is covering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. This page will be updated frequently with new coverage. NOTE: CDC and OPM maintain up-to-date information for the latest on the outbreak and guidance on individual and agency response. 05/26/2020

  • Workforce
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    FLRA puts SSA judges' contract on hold

    The reversal pauses of the implementation of a new contract while a lawsuit against a subcomponent of the Federal Labor Relations Authority plays out. 05/26/2020

  • Cloud
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    Pentagon's AI chief: lack of enterprise cloud 'has slowed us down'

    The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center has been hampered by enterprise cloud program delays, but is pivoting with the Air Force's help. 05/22/2020

  • People
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    Exit Interview: Bill Zielinski

    The General Services Administration can’t be shy about getting up close with its federal customers about technology, as the EIS telecom transformation and other efforts move ahead, Zielinski told FCW in an interview. 05/22/2020

  • Defense
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    DOD taps Alliant 2 for AI

    The Defense Department used one of the General Services Administration's government wide contracts to get AI for future warfighting capabilities. 05/18/2020

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    VA embraces procurement challenges at scale

    Steve Kelman applauds the Department of Veterans Affairs' ambitious attempt to move beyond one-off prize-based contests to combat veteran suicides more effectively. 05/14/2020

  • Acquisition
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    NITAAC says it can fill in for STARS

    The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the slack for GSA's STARS II 8(a) small business set aside contract’s early cut off. 05/11/2020

  • Congress
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    In COVID relief, lawmakers look to help states with legacy IT

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging House leaders to include funding for states to modernize their technology infrastructure with an eye to a cloud-first approach, shared services that deliver functionality to cities and towns and some oversight of state technology plans as a condition of receiving funding. 05/11/2020

  • Defense
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    DIU chief: Earnings focus thwarts innovation

    The head of DOD's Defense Innovation Unit suggested that any technology race with China commands a dramatic shift in U.S. market strategies. 05/08/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    Lessons learned from the rocky transition of FedBizOpps

    GSA's beta.SAM contracting system modernization is moving ahead, incorporating lessons learned from earlier shift. 05/05/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Trump wants foreign gear out of the U.S. grid

    An executive order issued by the Trump administration May 1 declared a national emergency and imposes new restrictions on the purchase and use of foreign-made equipment and technology used in the U.S. bulk-power system. 05/02/2020

  • Veterans Affairs
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    Infrastructure readiness lags behind VA health record plans

    The first go-live date for the Cerner health record at a VA facility was delayed first because of readiness problems and then because of COVID-19 pandemic, but an oversight report indicates that infrastructure woes plagued the project almost from the beginning. 05/01/2020

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