FCW Insider: December 8, 2021

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

Federal court blocks contractor vaccination mandate

A nationwide injunction from a federal court blocks the Biden administration from enforcing its vaccination mandate for the federal contract workforce.

House passes NDAA compromise bill

The bill, which supports $778 billion for national security spending, was filed in lieu of a traditional conference report and combines the text passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee in July and the House bill passed in September.

Comment: Why good program governance is a key to success

Having the rights stakeholders with the right information is imperative to improving decision-making.

Quick Hits

*** Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed by the Senate to serve as chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday by a vote of 68-31. Rosenworcel was already serving as acting chairwoman of the FCC and has been a commissioner since 2012.

*** The U.S. Coast Guard has chosen AT&T to consolidate several data communications networks into a single platform that will also see the agency grow its usage of FirstNet public safety network. The move was made via a $161 million, 11-year task order under the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle. Washington Technology has more.

*** The General Services Administration is creating an authentication service for Cloud.gov and other agency customers, according to a request for information released Dec. 1. Get more on this story from GCN.