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GSA Awards First Task Orders Under $2.5 Billion Payroll Modernization Contract

Under the orders, Carahsoft Technology Corporation and Grant Thornton will roll out commercial payroll systems that would be available for all civilian agencies.

GEAR Center’s First Projects Focus on Government’s Perennial Workforce Issues 

The research center’s first challenge winners aim to fill government openings with alternative talent and beef up the workforce’s data skills.  

Defense Department Awards Its Other Multibillion Cloud Contract

The Marine Corps plans to test Defense Enterprise Office Solutions products in degraded environments.

GSA Hits First Deadline On New Federal Identity Management Policy

The agency was tasked with creating a catalog of identity, credential and access management options within three months of a memo issued by OMB.

Agencies May Not Meet EIS Deadline, But Future Extensions Aren’t in Sight

GSA’s Office of Telecommunication Services director offered an update on the contract vehicle’s progress.

It’s Official: Defense Department Will Use Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

The department’s IT office issued a provisional rule to accept other agencies’ FedRAMP ATOs without the need for written approval.

FedBizOpps Will Be Gone Before the End of the Year

The federal contracting opportunity website is being decommissioned. Here’s what you need to know about the transition.

OMB, GSA Will Review All Agency IT Spend Reporting Tools Before Purchase

Agencies will have to use GSA schedules to acquire their Technology Business Management tools.

Civic Tech Fellows Offer Their Ideas for Attracting Youth to Public Service

After just 10 weeks in government, the Coding It Forward fellows were able to succinctly identify the promise and challenges in getting young people to join the government.

4 CX Lessons Federal Agencies Can Learn from Their Peers

There are several agencies making major strides in the CX space and other agencies could learn a thing or two from their CX programs.

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GSA Cyber Expert Offers Tips on Cloud Security

Dan Jacobs says agencies should treat security like a team sport and avoid falling in love with the latest cyber products.

White House Sees Path for Less Interference in Implementing Its Government Reorganization

Administration officials are pleased with progress so far, though most efforts are not yet implemented.

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Codify and Reform FedRAMP

The bill would also encourage agencies to reuse  FedRAMP authorized cloud products.

FedRAMP Issues a New Challenge: Help Us Improve

“No idea is too small!” according to the challenge issued Wednesday.

Agencies Have a New Tool for Researching Electronic Records Management Services

The National Archives and Records Administration and General Services Administration collaborated on the market research tool.

Pentagon Will Default To Trusting Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

The department has had success reusing other agencies’ authorizations and will make reciprocity the rule rather than the exception.

Mr. FedRAMP is Leaving Government

Matt Goodrich is headed to the private sector after a decade in civil service.