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.
OPM Director Dale Cabaniss sent a memo to agencies detailing ways they can evaluate current employees for reskilling or candidates to hire to fill critical cybersecurity positions.
The Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, a nonprofit focused on federal cyber policies, released a white paper with three recommendations for how to improve FedRAMP as well as allow for more innovation in the cloud security marketplace.
Stacy Bostjanick, the director of the CMMC policy office in the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, said the first set of third-party assessment organizations should be in place by late summer in preparation for the first set of procurements requiring the cyber standards this fall.
Jason Gray, the Education Department’s chief information officer, said fixing long-standing problems like laptops that took 20-to-40 minutes to boot up and log in and printer sprawl helped lay the groundwork for the next set of initiatives.
The Defense Information Systems Agency sent out letters to people impacted by a data breach that exposed personal information like social security numbers.