Matthew Cornelius left the Office of Management and Budget after almost three years to become the executive director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), an industry association, while USDA, OPM and the FCC gain new senior executives.
Contractors can now determine if they qualify as a small business based on a five-year revenue calculation instead of a three-year average under a new, much-anticipated rule from the Small Business Administration.
Federal procurement lawyers say the first quarter of the federal fiscal year tends to be among the busiest times of the year as contractors challenge awards and solicitations that came during the previous fourth quarter.
The Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will host the finals of the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Dec. 10-12 in Arlington, Virginia.
Roger Greenwell, the chief information officer, the authoring official and risk management executive at DISA, said the agency is focused on understanding where the cyber threats are, how does it take that information and make sure they are addressing those key protection priorities.
The Energy Department and the Department of the Navy worked together on the largest Energy Savings Performance Contract ever for the Naval Station Guantanmo Bay in Cuba in 2019.
Beth Angerman, the principal deputy associate administrator in GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, resigned after almost 15 years in government, including the last six heading up the governmentwide shared services initiative.
Matt Goodrich, the former director of the cloud security program known as FedRAMP and now is a principal solutions engineer and security specialist at Salesforce, said he survived personal and professional attacks by his own stubbornness and the fact what his team was doing was right.
Judith Zawatsky, the assistant commissioner in the Office of Systems Management in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said she will work with GSA CIO David Shive on a post-mortem to figure out what went wrong with the FBO.gov to beta.sam.gov move.
Department of Health and Human Services CISO Janet Vogel said the escape room training is one of several innovative ways to help employees understand why cybersecurity matters.
The Labor Department is moving from 13 different HR offices, 26 different IT application organizations, four different procurement organizations and numerous personnel security offices down to one of each as part of its internal consolidation.
Randolph “Tex” Alles, the acting undersecretary for management at DHS, said through initiatives such as the St. Elizabeth’s consolidation and employee engagement, the agency is becoming more effective in meeting mission goals.
GSA and the Energy Department are trying to come up with approaches to bring down the ever-growing risk of cyber attacks to technology systems.
Homeland Security Department chief information officer John Zandgardi told staff that his last day at the agency is today.