IT Modernization

COVID Response Delays Awards for GSA’s E-Commerce Platform Pilots

The online purchasing platforms were meant to be awarded and rolled out before the end of the year. But getting agencies equipped with teleworking tech has taken priority.

Infosec Reviews Not Good for Small Business Administration, Veterans Affairs Department

Audits note poor posture and highlight weaknesses related to remote work and contractor oversight.

Survey: Organizations Find Software Containers ‘Most Challenging’ IT Component

The popularity of software containers grows even though some organizations aren’t sure they can secure them.

FDA, NIH, VA Partner to Accelerate 3D-Printed Protective Gear for COVID-19 Response

The pandemic-driven outcomes could demonstrate what strategic interagency efforts around emerging technology can catalyze in rapid timeframes.

FCC’s Telehealth Plans Reach Beyond COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Provision  

The moment has spurred the agency to also finalize a longer-term pilot project for connected care.

CMS Further Expands Telehealth Services for Medicare Recipients

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will temporarily expand telehealth options, including for new patients and audio-only appointments.

Lawmaker Pushes CMS to Include Telehealth Services Through Telephone

Medicare recipients must use video-conferencing for remote visits with care providers.

CISA Significantly Expands List of 'Essential Critical Infrastructure' Workers

The expanded list includes workers who may need to continue operating despite stay-at-home orders.

President Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Stimulus

Agencies will receive $340B, helping to boost hiring, telework and office cleaning.

Tech Industry Voices Concerns about the Pentagon’s Cybersecurity Certification Plan

Officials say an updated rule for implementing the program will be open for comment later this spring.

Air Force Seeks Partnerships to Produce Space Innovations and Base of the Future

The anticipated challenges aim to spur innovations in space technology and produce a base of the future.

Microsoft Upgrades Classified Cloud Offering

Microsoft achieved a provisional authorization to host Defense Department data classified as secret.

DHS Makes a Master List of Knowns and Unknowns of COVID-19 Outbreak

The agency developed the master question list as a reference for government decision-makers.

ICE Wants to Connect Its Facial Recognition System With a Pennsylvania County’s Gang Intel App

Immigration and Customs Enforcement wants to develop an offshoot of Lehigh County’s Gang Intelligence App over the next year.

Senate Stimulus Bill Includes Resources for Federal Telework and Contracting Community

Portions of the Senate’s stimulus bill address immediate technological challenges for government.