OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.
Essye Miller, the Defense Department’s principal deputy chief information officer, is retiring in June after 35 years of federal service. She will be replaced by John Sherman, who will come over from being the IC CIO since 2017.
The Cyberspace Solarium Commission made 75 recommendations to Congress for how to improve public and private sector cybersecurity, including the idea of creating a Bure of Cyber Statistics in the Commerce Department.
Jim Tunnessen, VOA’s chief information officer and chief digital officer, said the Over the Top product will live in the cloud to ensure latency and performance issues don’t drag it down.
Joanne Woytek, the NASA SEWP program director, said the governmentwide acquisition contract grew 25% in March as compared to the previous month and saw 40% more orders going through the system.
CenturyLink, Verizon and Granite Telecommunications submitted protests to the Government Accountability Office over task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program.
The Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released memos late last week outlining how contractor officers can implement a provision of the stimulus spending bill to pay contractors if they can’t work because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The IT Acquisition Advisory Council (IT-AAC) sent a memo to House and Senate lawmakers explaining why the Defense Department should drop its JEDI plan and follow the path of the CIA.
Sean Connelly, the Homeland Security Department’s TIC program manager, said new interim guidance letting remote workers connect to cloud services is heavily influenced by pilots that proved that flexibility and security don’t have to be opposite sides of the same coin.
Don Bice, who left in March after spending the last two years as USDA’s acting deputy assistant secretary for administration, said more employees were eligible to telework after the policy change, which frustrated many agency workers.
Former Recovery Board members say the new stimulus oversight panel should use the best available technology, hire the best people and push hard on transparency around where the trillions of dollars are going.
GSA and DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) told agencies that the Zoom for Government platform, which runs on a government community cloud and has received a Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) moderate level approval under the cloud security program known as FedRAMP, is an agency’s best option.
Government contractors are changing the way they are communicating with their clients and seeking more details for how to continue to meet mission needs.
Agencies expected to award 58 task orders under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract by March 31, but instead awarded 10, putting the $50 billion program on a path similar to the last telecommunications transition debacle.