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03/15/2021
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A federal vaccine website

In a prime-time address last week, President Joe Biden teased a new federal COVID-19 vaccine website, capable of finding users a vaccination appointment nearest them. “No more searching day and night for an appointment for you and your loved ones," Biden said. The U.S. Digital Service, government's fix-it team, "is engaged on the effort" but can't provide additional details at this time, a spokesperson told FedScoop. Dave Nyczepir has more on the new site


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Army looks to evolve talent management

Army Gen. James McConville has talent management top of mind. In particular, he wants the Army's new talent management system to focus on skills and career paths like cybersecurity that are not necessarily related to physical combat. “[W]e are going from an industrial age personnel management system to a 21st-century talent management system," he told reporters last week. Jackson Barnett reports.


ICYMI: A new Federal CIO

In case you missed the big news last week, there is a new Federal CIO. President Biden named Clare Martorana as the chief of federal IT after she spent the past two years as CIO of the Office of Personnel Management. More on Martorana.


$1B for the TMF

Speaking of Martorana, one of her biggest priorities as the new Federal CIO has to be the administration of the Technology Modernization Fund, which received $1 billion in new appropriations under the American Rescue Act. President Biden last Thursday signed the bill, which also sent $650 to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) for “cybersecurity risk mitigation” and $200 million to the U.S. Digital Service. Billy Mitchell has more on TMF.


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How CDM data can drive federal cyber strategies

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program began as an avenue to reduce cyber risks by providing tools to know definitively who and what assets were operating on agency networks. Now, for a growing number of agencies, CDM is generating a treasure trove of IT operating and security data, capable of helping them establish a comprehensive view of their security posture. A new FedScoop report features a number of perspectives on the value of CDM. Read more in the report.


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