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21 Mar: Joint JEDI Award To Microsoft, AWS Could ‘Reduce DoD’s Litigation Risk’

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) As the U.S. Department of Defense continues to face litigation that’s holding up the massive JEDI cloud computing project, options for the DoD include amending the award to incorporate multiple cloud vendors, an expert on government procurement law explained. The Department of Defense selected Microsoft for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract…

21 Feb: IT Trends to Watch in 2021

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The federal government, like its state and local counterparts, has been consumed with responding to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and its resulting effects on how work gets done. Agencies shifted to large-scale remote work setups and zero-trust cybersecurity became more important with so many users operating outside of the traditional boundaries of the…

23 Jan: Agriculture CIO Says Centers of Excellence Sped Up Farmers.gov Upgrades By Years

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) IT modernization has been a growing focus in federal government for years, but President Donald Trump’s signing of the Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act last month put more momentum behind it. It codified the General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence into law — an initiative which the Agriculture Department had been…

20 Dec: SolarWinds: The Hunt to Figure Out Who Was Breached

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The Russian hacking group suspected of leveraging a tainted SolarWinds software update to infiltrate as many as 18,000 organizations is presenting a forensics challenge unlike any other. To ensnare such a large group of private companies, government agencies and organizations is the equivalent of factory ocean trawler scraping the seabed. The question now for…

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24 Nov: The IRS wants its own version of ‘The Sims’

TAKE NOTE (Insights and Emerging Technology) The IRS wants to play “The Sims” at work. Well, it’s own version of the popular life-simulation video game, that is. According to a new request for information posted last April by the tax agency, it’s asking industry for its own, IRS mission-specific version of the game. The IRS is looking for an “interactive…

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