Posts from GovConDaily for 09/07/2018

John Zangardi: DHS Will Modernize IT Systems Through $50B EIS Contract

John Zangardi, chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security, believes the General Services Administration’s $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract will help the DHS effectively reform its IT systems, FedScoop reported Thursday
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Nominee James Gfrerer Unveils Plans for Veterans Affairs Information & Technology

James Gfrerer, President Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has disclosed his plans for the department, FCW reported Thursday
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Report: House Lawmakers Could Tie Defense Spending Bill to HHS-Labor-Education Appropriations Package

House lawmakers are expected to combine the fiscal 2019 defense spending measure with appropriations bills for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education in order to gain bipartisan support and pass the package before the current fiscal year ends on Sept…
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USAF Secretary Heather Wilson Stresses Need to Modernize Software Acquisition Process

Heather Wilson, secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a 2018 Wash100 awardee, warns the service branch must modernize its software acquisition process to keep up with the technological advances of adversaries…
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Ken Rogers: State Dept. Eyes Cloud Optimization Approach

Ken Rogers, deputy chief information officer for business management and planning at the State Department, has said that his agency intends to use enterprise license agreements as part of an effort to optimize its approach to cloud technology, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Intell Community Looks at Potential Benefits of AI, Automation to Analysts; Neil Wiley Quoted

U.S. intelligence community leaders have said they believe artificial intelligence and automation could help intelligence analysts process a larger pool of data to explore a scenario and address a problem, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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Edward Horowitz Named FirstNet Board Chair; CEO Mike Poth to Join Private Sector

Edward Horowitz, founder and chairman of venture capital firm Edslink, has been appointed to serve a two-year term as chairman of the First Responder Network Authority board. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth will step down from his role by the end of this month after three years at the helm and will join the private sector, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Wednesday
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State Dept. Vet Tina Kaidanow Appointed DoD International Cooperation Head

Tina Kaidanow, acting assistant secretary for political-military affairs at the State Department, has been appointed to succeed Keith Webster as the Defense Department’s director of international cooperation, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday
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Gen. John Murray: Army Should Extend Tenure for Procurement Personnel

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, has said he believes the service should consider extending the tours of program managers and other personnel involved in acquisition programs, Defense News reported Thursday
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DoD Officials Highlight Global Challenges at Defense News Conference

Officials from the Defense Department discussed innovation and the 2018 National Defense Strategy at the recent Defense News Conference in Washington, D.C., DoD News reported Thursday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm…
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