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IT modernization bill goes from a sure thing to a cold maybe in a matter of days – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) proudly announced on Sept. 13 at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit in Washington that his baby was on the fast track to graduation. Of course, the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on IT was talking about the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act and its inclusion in the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization bill.

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Agency CIOs in the eye of brewing reorg storm – FederalNewsRadio.com

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If the departments of State, Agriculture and Housing and Urban Development are any indication, federal technology offices are in store for major shakeups over the next year.

And for many, that may not be such as bad thing.

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GSA fills key management positions in the Federal Acquisition Service – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, is shuffling the executives’ chairs.

Most importantly, Thomas named Mary Davie to be the deputy FAS commissioner.

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Larry Allen: GSA administrator nominee has background in acquisitions – FederalNewsRadio.com

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The General Services Administration hasn’t got a confirmed administrator, but at least there’s a nominee. Emily Murphy has a strong background in acquisition and GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. But there’s a lot more to GSA than that, like cars, trucks and buildings. Long-time GSA watcher Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

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Hot topics in government marketing – FederalNewsRadio.com

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This week on “Amtower Off Center”, host Mark Amtower interviews marketing pro Lou Anne Brossman of Government Marketing University on the state of government marketing and the October 13 GAIN conference.

Topics include:

  • the role of content marketing
  • LinkedIn and social selling
  • events in GovCon
  • account/agency based marketing (ABM)
  • the GAIN conference

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IT modernization, procurement policy, and the GSA schedules: ‘To be or not to be’ – FederalNewsRadio.com

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This column was originally published on Roger Waldron’s blog at The Coalition for Government Procurement and was republished here with permission from the author.

On Aug. 30, the American Technology Council (ATC) issued for public comment its draft 36-point plan for federal IT modernization.  The draft, “Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization,” sets forth a blueprint for IT modernization focusing on three broad implementation areas:

(1) Network modernization and consolidation;

(2) Shared services to enable future network architectures;

(3) Resourcing federal network IT modernization.

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Alan Chvotkin: Slow progress on federal contracting front – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Last week was filled with developments affecting federal contractors, including progress, if you can call it that, on the budget front, people moving closer to key administration positions and fresh problems for background investigations. Alan Chvotkin, senior vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, offers his take on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Contractors acting as connective tissue to federal workers in wakes of Irma and Harvey – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Active duty military, National Guardsmen, first responders and volunteers are all descending on Florida and other areas to help with the Hurricane Irma efforts, but there’s one other occupation helping the government effort too.

Contractors.

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Larry Allen: Things are looking up for federal contractors – FederalNewsRadio.com

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Federal contractors may envision doom and gloom in the near future, but there is actually a lot for them to look forward to. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, told Federal News Radio’s Eric White, not only is a shutdown unlikely, but it’s about to become easier to work with the Federal Acquisition Service.

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The White House’s new 36-point plan to modernize federal IT

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Call it a 36-point plan or a modernized IT modernization strategy, but no matter what moniker you use, the American Technology Council in the White House is trying to put its stamp on federal efforts to move off of legacy technology systems.

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