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GSA and DHS Award $102 Million CDM Task Order
The General Services Administration (GSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have awarded a $102 million identity and access management task order to CGI Federal under phase 2 of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program. GSA works as the procurement arm for DHS’s ongoing CDM cybersecurity program. Authentication is a critical element of cybersecurity, and a CGI spokesperson said the company will provide “tools, sensors, and services” to help with credential management.
California CIO Tackles Procurement Reform
Government Technology reports that California CIO Amy Tong and Deputy CIO Chris Cruz are prioritizing to fixing their state’s procurement process and improving relationships with vendors. During a recent event, Tong said her office is working to unify and simplify technology services within the state, and is looking to shorten the length of contract terms and remove other barriers to vendors. “We’re hoping to do much more in transformation in working with departments such as General Services to enter into what we call IT procurement reform,” said Tong. “The No. 1 hurdle we heard was those terms and conditions, it’s those lengthy procurement processes.”
What Impact Will President Trump Have on Acquisition?
Carten Cordell of the Federal Times looks at what a Donald Trump administration means for federal acquisition. Cordell notes that while the Obama administration has made simplifying acquisition a priority, it’s recently issued rules that add reporting requirements. He predicts that President Trump will likely repeal some of those executive orders and try to remove more regulations. Cordell also predicts more outsourcing of services.
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