FCW Insider: December 6, 2021

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

Ahuja tees up 2022 plans for OPM

The Office of Personnel Management has a long list of priorities as it rebuilds itself and rolls out policies to implement the Biden-Harris agenda.

What’s next for CMMC

After the Defense Department revamped cybersecurity standards for contractors, the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program’s accreditation body is making adjustments.

White House presses for improved agency-IG cooperation

The White House has called for increased collaboration between federal agencies and inspectors general after conducting a review which revealed some agency leaders had not fully communicated their endorsement of IG policies and whistleblower protections to staff.

Quick Hits

*** The Department of Veterans Affairs announced organizational changes to its $21 billion Electronic Health Records Modernization Program last week. The changes include naming Terry Adirim, currently acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, to the job of program executive director for EHR integration – a new position that reports directly to VA’s deputy secretary. VA also added a deputy CIO position to focus on the EHRM project – much of the infrastructure and hardware modernization efforts associated with the new health record are done in cooperation with VA’s Office of Information and Technology. The agency also strengthened the ERHM’s Office of the Functional Champion to have a leading role in managing patient safety issues.

*** The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is ready for the small business community to start working on their bids for a potential 10-year, $8 billion professional services contract focused on satellite programs. Initial bids for the contract known as ProTech 2.0 Satellite Domain are due to NOAA by Jan. 6, the agency said in a Thursday Sam.gov notice to release the solicitation. Washington Technology has more on this story.

NEXT STORY: Quick Hits