GSA expects delay awarding commercial e-marketplace pilots

The initiative's leader is also helping provide agencies with hardware and services for telework during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leidos survives protest of $6.5B deal to manage DOD’s IT networks

by Billy Mitchell • 5 hours ago

General Dynamics protested the contract, arguing that DISA improperly evaluated and awarded the contract. But the Government Accountability Office denied the protest in full.

An unprecedented wave of personal data could be heading to federal agencies

by Dave Nyczepir • 5 hours ago

Under the national coronavirus emergency, companies don't need much permission to give up people's data to the federal government. Privacy advocates are concerned with how agencies will gather, store and utilize it.

FCC moves to establish a $200 million telehealth fund for hospitals

by Jackson Barnett • 1 day ago

The FCC is working to make $200 million available for hospitals to meet the challenges of maximizing telehealth options.

New unmanned systems program at NOAA will focus on cybersecurity, acquisition process

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 day ago

While use of "UxS" vehicles by air and sea isn't new, NOAA's reliance on them has increased tenfold since 2012.

Former DHS secretaries to propose major reforms streamlining resources for cybersecurity, coronavirus threats

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 days ago

The Future of DHS Project will address the coronavirus, sabotage of critical infrastructure and domestic terrorism.

Federal R&D spending on AI should be doubled, then doubled again, commission says

by Billy Mitchell • 2 days ago

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence calls for an immediate doubling of funding for non-defense R&D around AI starting next fiscal year, and then again in fiscal 2022.

Federal agencies collaborate on developing 3D-printed masks

by Jackson Barnett • 2 days ago

Three federal agencies are teaming up to design 3D-printed masks to manufacture the critical medical supplies as hospital supplies dwindle.

Audit finds SBA’s information security program ‘not effective’ despite cyber improvements

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 days ago

The agency has boosted oversight of incident response, risk management and contingency planning, but continues to fall short of FISMA expectations.

White House asks hospitals for daily coronavirus testing data to help track spread

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 days ago

The Coronavirus Task Force further sought bed capacity and supply data in a Sunday letter to the nation's approximately 4,700 hospitals.

‘CEOs are stepping up’ free-of-charge. How the tech industry is helping government during COVID-19

by Jackson Barnett • 4 days ago

The tech sector is "stepping up" to help the government as it struggles with the unprecedented demand of responding to the COVID crisis and the consequent teleworking.

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