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Adam Mazmanian

Executive Editor, Nextgov/FCW

Adam Mazmanian

Adam Mazmanian is executive editor of Nextgov/FCW. Before joining the editing team, Mazmanian was an FCW staff writer covering Congress, governmentwide technology policy and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining FCW, Mazmanian was technology correspondent for National Journal and served in a variety of editorial roles at B2B news service SmartBrief. Mazmanian has contributed reviews and articles to the Washington Post, the Washington City Paper, Newsday, New York Press, Architect Magazine and other publications.

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Insight Partner's Nick Sinai named Eagle Award winner at gala

Sinai is renowned for mentoring an up-and-coming generation of government tech and policy talent. One supporter said he's, “one of the first lifelines I call when I have a hard problem.”

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Announcing the 2024 Federal 100

Meet the 100 outstanding individuals being honored for going above and beyond in support of federal IT over the past year.

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Google Cloud eliminates 'exit fees' for departing customers

The cloud services provider appears to be getting out ahead of regulatory efforts in Europe and elsewhere to promote seamless movement of data between cloud providers.

Contracts

Congress takes up software supply chain security

The FITARA scorecard could become a vehicle for measuring agency progress against the administration's software security goals.

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HHS seeks zero trust support

The highly federated agency is looking for contactor assistance to hit enterprisewide security goals.

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White House wants better deals from contractors

A new administration push is underway to use procurement data and purchasing power as part of efforts to generate more savings.

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Biden signs AI order but stresses need for legislation

The long-anticipated executive order on artificial intelligence is broad, detailed and expansive, but the White House wants Congress to do more.

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White House looks to scale FedRAMP with automation

The cloud security program is being restructured to respond to the proliferation of cloud offerings.

Contracts

DISA looks to the open market for secure web browsing contract

A contracting notice indicates that the Defense Department is looking to compete the service that protects its systems from web-based attacks.

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Ahead of shutdown, House and Senate Dems propose back pay for furloughed contractors

A similar effort to legislate back pay for contractors failed during the 2018-2019 shutdown.

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VA's health record 'reset' will extend into 2024

There's one deployment of the new, multibillion dollar EHR on the books for next April and officials expect the rollouts to pick up in the summer.

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Who are your rising stars?

Nominations are open for the 2023 Rising Stars program. We're looking to spotlight innovators across federal, state and local governments and up-and-coming talent at government contractors.

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DOD looks to counter China by accelerating drone acquisition, production

The "Replicator" initiative announced by the Pentagon's No. 2 official looks to leverage lo-fi, autonomous systems to outpace China on the battlefield.

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Threat actor targeted DOD contracting website

Malware leveraging flaws in edge routers has been spying on military contracting websites, according to research from Lumen's Black Lotus Labs.

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DOD pushes cloud buyers to JWCC

The Defense Department's top tech official directed defense agencies to tap the multi-vendor Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract for new cloud acquisitions and is requiring all top-secret cloud buys across the Pentagon and military services to use the vehicle for top secret capabilities.

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VA puts Oracle Cerner on a short leash in $10B health records contract

The agency extended the contract for its EHR provider by one year, and put performance conditions in place.

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GSA tools flag diverse suppliers for procurement officials

Two new online tools give agency buyers a look at diverse vendors and reports on access by new entrants to the federal market.

Podcasts

WT 360's Info Session unpacks the government's two biggest health tech efforts

Adam Mazmanian of FCW and Edward Graham of Nextgov jump in for a review and look-ahead of two ongoing massive electronic health record integrations at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments, the latter of which is the subject of intense scrutiny.