The Defense Department has set up a daily call with associations representing its vendors to take stock of how the coronavirus is impacting its industrial base while the White House has activated a 1950 law to give agencies procurement priority.
Vendors are waiting for the Defense Department to release more details, including the proposed acquisition rule, about how it will apply the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification starting this year.
The Office of Management and Budget set a series of deadlines over the next five years for agencies to transition 80% of their networks to Internet Protocol version 6.
Rajiv Uppal at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and Jose Arrieta at HHS said bringing the mission offices into the IT modernization discussion is having real impacts.
Federal employee are expressing anger and fear over a lack of planning around telework by their agencies to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
The senior advocate for Decennial Census Response Security and Data Integrity at the Census Bureau said the agency has been testing and improving the online response tool and security architecture for much of the past seven years in preparation for 2020.
The Homeland Security Department sent a letter to contractors explaining the steps the agency is taking to protect facilities and encourages communication with industry employees about telework options.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is the first Washington, D.C., agency to take actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations pushed the General Services Administration for answers over how it will ensure e-commerce platform vendors will meet federal acquisition regulations and laws.
The General Services Administration told the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations that its 18F organization fixed many of its initial start-up problems and almost broke even in 2019.
Joe Klimavicz, who retired after six years as the Justice Department CIO, said during his tenure the agency has significant strides in modernizing technology and providing improved services.
House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations members want to hold agencies accountable for their slow pace in moving to the enterprise infrastructure solutions (EIS) contract.
The Coalition for Government Procurement, an industry association, asked White House advisor Peter Navarro to further explain how the President’s executive order and GSA’s e-commerce platform solicitation fit together.
HHS’ decision to shut down its assisted acquisition services at the Program Support Center leaves vendors waiting for payment, costing the government hundreds of thousands in penalties and puts agency mission at risk.