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Adam Mazmanian

Executive Editor

Adam Mazmanian
Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of FCW.

Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, government-wide technology policy, health IT and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mr. Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian started his career as an arts reporter and critic, and has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, Architect magazine, and other publications. He was an editorial assistant and staff writer at the now-defunct New York Press and arts editor at the About.com online network in the 1990s, and was a regular contributor of music and film reviews to the Washington Times from 2007 to 2014.
Companies

Federal contractor to pay $9M to resolve cyber-related false claims case

The settlement stems from a 2017 whistleblower lawsuit alleging that Aerojet Rocketdyne concealed its poor cyber hygiene from its government partners.

Contracts

DOD watchdog plots move to the cloud

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of Defense is on the hunt for cloud capabilities that support its sensitive mission.

Contracts

House bill tasks CISA with SolarWinds report

A key lawmaker on the House Homeland Security Committee wants more details on what was breached and what was lost when the SolarWinds Orion platform was compromised in a supply chain attack.

Contracts

Data gap poses risks for launch site of VA’s new health record

The commercial electronic health record system being introduced by the Department of Veterans Affairs is proving difficult and expensive to adapt to the agency’s data reporting requirements.

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GSA plans follow-on to e-commerce platform pilot

After 18 months of a pilot program, an acquisition platform first established by a few lines of legislation in a defense bill appears poised for growth.

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SEC looks to expand cyber coverage

The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking a new look at how it asks publicly traded companies to disclose cybersecurity risks.

Companies

Rejection of contractor vaccine mandate does not bar workplace safety measures

The court's decision to block the Biden administration's order that contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19 or test regularly has been in place since December.

Contracts

IRS plans new version of its $700M digital platform contract

The Integrated Enterprise Portal 2.0 procurement will cover some of the most widely used, public-facing IRS applications.