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  1. IRS IRS Appoints Corbin First-Ever Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer

    The IRS announced Ken Corbin will serve as the chief taxpayer experience officer, a new role created to help unify and expand agency efforts aimed at improving customer experience.

  2. Telehealth Rep. Kelly, Fed Experts Weigh Telehealth Benefits, Challenges

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the increased adoption of telehealth services, but that positive development for technology-delivered services comes with both benefits and community equity challenges, Federal leaders said this week.

  1. HHS Unveils AI Strategy, Establishes AI Council

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed an AI strategy to enable AI fluency and adoption across the enterprise. The strategy also establishes an AI Council to oversee the agency’s AI implementation efforts.

  2. VA Medical Center Searches for Cloud-Based Text Messaging Solution

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking a solution to provide unlimited cloud-based SMS messaging for patients, staff, and family members for the Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center in West Virginia.

  3. DeRusha Tapped to Become Next Federal CISO

    Chris DeRusha, who headed information security efforts for the Biden-Harris campaign last year, will become the Federal government’s next chief information security officer, Federal government security officials said today.

  4. Biden’s ‘Buy American’ EO May End up Extending to IT Gear

    President Biden’s Jan. 25 executive order to direct more of the Federal government’s spending to the benefit of American businesses has a larger focus on commodity and non-tech goods, but may end up extending to commercially available IT products.

  1. DoD: CMMC RFPs Releasing Starting in Mid-March

    While the Department of Defense (DoD) is still adjudicating comments on its latest Cyber Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) guidelines, Katie Arrington, CISO for the department of Acquisition at DoD, said the department would be ready to release its first Request for Proposal (RFP) by mid-March.

  2. Biden Administration Announces a Slew of OPM Appointments

    The White House announced several political appointees to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) today, including a few tech-focused staffers.

  3. FTC Names Petrizzi Acting Head of Competition Bureau

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has named Maribeth Petrizzi as the acting head of the commission’s Bureau of Competition, Politico reported Jan. 25. Petrizzi will now be the lead on enforcing the nation’s antitrust laws.

  4. Biden Nominates DuBester as Chairman of FLRA

    President Joe Biden designated Ernest DuBester to serve as Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).

  5. GSA Names Sawislak, Garmendia Senior Advisors for COVID Response, Executive Actions

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has appointed Josh Sawislak as Senior Advisor to the agency Administrator focused on implementing executive actions. GSA also named Zoe Garmendia Senior Advisor to the Administrator on COVID.

  6. CISA Seeks Solution for Incident Management Work Tracking System

    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is looking to obtain information from industry on providing a secure work management tracking system to better secure the Federal IT enterprise.

  7. OMB Targets Telework at 75 Percent During ‘High’ Virus Conditions

    The Office of Management and Budget told Federal agencies in a Jan. 24 memo that Federal workplaces should run at no more than 25 percent of occupancy while the coronavirus is running at high rates.

  8. US Holds Lead in Global AI Race, China Closing In

    The United States is leading the world in the development and use of AI with China close behind, according to a new report.

  9. Democratic Senators Press DoJ, Courts for More Info About SolarWinds Hack

    Nine Democratic senators are pressing the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the U.S. Courts for a briefing and information about exactly what data was compromised by the SolarWinds hack in a letter to the departments.

  10. DHS, DOJ Must Process “Fear Claims” Data Faster

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) have implemented Fear Screening Pilot Programs for noncitizens, and while they’ve processed claims faster, the agencies need to process the data for these claims faster.