(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. Polowczyk, who was appointed to run a White House supply chain task force in response to the outbreak, told reporters last week that the government is expanding the emergency stockpile of critical supplies and medicines managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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The State Department created an intra-agency team to reimagine many of its business and administrative processes now that the initial urgency of the pandemic…

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A cyber cautionary tale: Unnamed agency suffers sophisticated, possibly nation state, attack

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Education’s Federal Student Aid to get new CIO; CISA, NTIS losing executives

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Launch of IT vendor management office part of next phase of category management

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Limiting period of performance is killing highly successful 8(a) GWAC

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