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CIO Council identifying governmentwide areas for IT modernization

FedScoop (October 21, 2020) The Federal CIO Council has identified several IT areas that could be modernized governmentwide with proper investment, said Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat. Specifically, the council is considering where reusable technology and microservices can be funded, as well as how authentication and identity management capabilities might be expanded. Any recommendations ultimately …

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Agency reuse of cloud services on the rise during pandemic

FedScoop (October 19, 2020) Agencies are increasingly reusing authorized cloud services to help meet new telework demands during the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program saw a 50% increase in agencies reusing authorized cloud products in fiscal 2020, and agencies have made about 3,000 requests to evaluate cloud security products others are …

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Multi-Industry Coalition Calls for Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping Executive Order to Be Rescinded

Industry Technology Industry Council (October 9, 2020) WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI and a wide-ranging coalition of industry groups urged the Trump Administration to rescind its Executive Order (EO) on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The letter was signed by ITI, Alliance for Digital Innovation, American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), BSA …

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Rep. Gerald E. Connolly Calls for Federal & State IT Modernization Investment

Federal Computer Week (September 24, 2020) Astute federal and private-sector leaders understand truly transformative modernization that will help the federal government serve all Americans requires substantial, multi-year investments. Not a piecemeal approach. This small, narrow thinking is what drove us into the challenges exposed in the pandemic and will doom us to the same future …

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Agencies Dramatically Improving the Way they Buy – and Manage – Software.

Federal News Network (September 14, 2020) “New data from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee combined with the 10th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard demonstrates that the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act (MEGABYTE Act) may just be the most success federal management bill in the last two-plus …

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ADI Releases White Paper to Enhance Innovative Tech Acquisitions

August 26, 2020 Alliance for Digital Innovation Releases White Paper to Address and Overhaul Legacy Procurement Approaches Leading technology advocacy organization makes recommendations to help agencies embrace commercial innovation and accelerate a modern, digital government WASHINGTON – Today, the Alliance for Digital Innovation released a new white paper which outlines key opportunities to think differently …

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VMware’s Bill Rowan Joins Alliance for Digital Innovation Board of Directors

WASHINGTON (August 25, 2020) – The Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI), the leading voice for commercial innovation in the public sector, is pleased to announce that Bill Rowan, Vice President of Federal Sales at VMware, has joined the ADI Board of Directors. ADI focuses on empowering federal agencies to more effectively purchase and use innovative …

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Common Themes Among 5 Agency IT Modernization Plans

Federal News Network (August 18, 2020) If there is a reason to have hope that agencies actually are addressing outdated and potentially risky mission-critical systems, the five agencies that answered the call from Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) provided a little optimism.