John Hewitt Jones

Acquisition

State Department sets out rationale for pursuing multibillion-dollar EVOLVE IT services procurement

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The State Department says it decided to pursue the EVOLVE IT services procurement vehicle after considering three possible alternatives.

Policy

Trade group calls on White House to clarify cybersecurity self-attestation proposals for software providers

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The Information Technology Industry Council says its members need further details on the scope of new requirements that would require software vendors working with federal agencies to provide cybersecurity self-attestation.

Tech

HHS launches website for reporting at-home COVID-19 test results

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The National Institutes of Health hopes MakeMyTestCount.org will encourage users to share the results of self-administered tests.

Policy

Biden administration seeks more power outage data from utility companies

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The White House and DOE want more utilites to sign up to the Outage Data Initiative Nationwide reporting regime.

Workforce

VA appoints a human resources leader within its Office of Information Technology

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Devon Beard joins the Office of People Science within the VA’s IT department.

Tech

White House gives federal agencies May 2023 deadline to provide list of quantum-vulnerable cryptographic systems

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Under new guidance, government departments will have to provide an annual inventory of algorithms that could be cracked by quantum computers.

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