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NASCIO survey highlights IT consolidation, cybersecurity progress — GCN

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As more states centralize their IT operations, CIOs still face obstacles related to funding and the ability to offer specialized services.  But a shared services model where CIOs act as brokers to recover costs of services from agencies is quickly becoming a new normal.

Source: NASCIO survey highlights IT consolidation, cybersecurity progress — GCN

FedRAMP launches streamlined approvals for low-impact services — GCN

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is now offering FedRAMP Tailored, a faster approval process for cloud service providers with low-impact software-as-a-service offerings.

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GSA looks to blockchain for speeding procurement processes — GCN

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While best known for financial applications, blockchain has public-sector use cases that range from supply chain to public records. The General Services Administration may soon add one more, as GSA is looking into how distributed ledger technology can speed up the FASt Lane process for IT Schedule 70 contracts through automation.

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FirstNet issues state coverage, rate plans — GCN

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States begin deliberations on whether to opt into FirstNet or develop their own complementary network.

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GSA looks to bring AI to proposal reviews — GCN

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The General Services Administration is looking improve its FASlane process with machine learning and distributed ledger technologies.

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4 ways social media can bring quick wins for government — GCN

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A robust social media strategy can help agencies meet some of their transparency and engagement goals and produce a tangible return on investment.

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Uncovering insights in IT spending — GCN

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As more federal agencies look to modernize their IT portfolios, they’re analyzing budgets and resources to ferret out redundancies and untapped potential. But that’s often easier said than done.

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CIOs outline tech priorities — GCN

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Since becoming acting CIO for the Defense Department on March 1, John Zangardi has his work cut out for him.

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Moving toward a one-stop shop for FOIA requests — GCN

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The federal government is getting a centralized site to handle Freedom of Information Act requests. The Department of Justice’s Office of Information Policy will work with the 18F digital services shop to create a one-stop for all 119 agencies covered by the transparency law.

Source: Moving toward a one-stop shop for FOIA requests — GCN

FedRAMP seeks to further streamline approval process — GCN

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Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program director Matt Goodrich outlined six preliminary criteria for software-as-a-service vendors whose offerings are considered low-risk under a new process currently under review called FedRAMP Tailored.

Source: FedRAMP seeks to further streamline approval process — GCN

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