The regulatory agency has 207 computer systems for just 1,700 employees, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. He made his case for $35 million in new funding, including $13.5 million for IT upgrades, during testimony before House and Senate appropriations subcommittees this week. via FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization — FCW.
The initiative comes in response to concerns that inadequate housing might cause servicemembers to leave the military, the report says. via Army, Navy turn to private firms to address housing shortage – FierceGovernment.
Current DoD procedure updates background checks only when a security clearance is up for renewal, which is generally every ten years. via DoD to implement random background checks of those with security clearances – FierceGovernment.
Don’t ask me why, but lately I’m just full of questions. For example, why does it seem every time I receive a LinkedIn invitation from someone I don’t know, the invite text starts with “Since you are a person I trust…?” via “Since You are a Person I Trust…” To Connect or Not To Connect … Continue reading
Now, after push back from SDVOSBs and VOSBs, the CVE has issued a press release clarifying that some documentation submitted to the CVE may be withheld under FOIA on a “case by case basis” and that the CVE will seek to limit the exposure of proprietary and personally identifiable information. via VA CVE FOIA Email … Continue reading
In a recent bid protest decision, the GAO pointed out the bundling occurs when a procurement would be unsuitable for award to small business, and held that a set-aside procurement–by its nature–is not unsuitable for small businesses. via Small Business Set-Aside Did Not Violate FAR Bundling Rules – SmallGovCon.
Agencies are starting to grasp the real value of procurement data. Several agencies are asking the General Services Administration, NASA and others for more details on what they buy, how they buy it and how they could make better decisions. via Agencies setting off into the next data frontier — procurement – FederalNewsRadio.com.
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Last year, President Obama tasked the General Services Administration and DoD with providing recommendations on the feasibility, security benefits and merits of aligning cybersecurity standards with the acquisition process. The agencies released six recommendations in January. via DoD, GSA chart path for cyber contracting standards | Federal Times | federaltimes.com.
More than a quarter of the government CIOs and financial leaders surveyed said their approach for future analytic success will be increased training, while sixty percent said training is the answer to squeezing more efficiency out of a reduced workforce. via CIOs focused on training — FCW.