Reporter's Notebook

The end of an era: BlackBerry’s impact on feds, industry endures

Federal News Network asked former federal executives for their memories and thoughts about the impact of the BlackBerry device on the federal sector.

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CMMC, cybersecurity, acquisition initiatives made the federal IT community take notice

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New FISMA guidance strikes familiar cyber tune, but can OMB change out the instruments?

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Task order protests made up larger percentage of all GAO complaints in 2020

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Are 2 associations’ questions to GSA about cloud efforts premature or discerning?

The Coalition for Government Procurement and CompTIA wrote separate letters to GSA asking for clarification and offering feedback on two issues related…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this May 6, 2020, file photo, a sign stands outside the Department of Labor's headquarters in Washington. A government watchdog has found that the Labor Department’s widely watched weekly unemployment benefits data are providing an inaccurate reading on the number of newly laid off workers because of flaws in the government’s data collection. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Labor makes the case that its CIO reporting structure works despite the IG’s doubts

The Labor Department’s CIO doesn’t report directly to the secretary or deputy secretary, and the IG raises the issue in a new audit that received a…

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When it comes to supply chain risks, agencies need to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em

The General Services Administration released a new cyber supply chain risk management strategy that focuses on three objectives as required by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018.

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