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Three information technology and cybersecurity officials covered ground from industry outreach to plans for continued modernization at a Bloomberg Government roundtable discussion last week.
The roundtable followed a presentation by Bloomberg Government analyst Kerry Burgott and Deputy News Director Loren Duggan and a recorded interview between reporter Josh Axelrod and Laura Stanton, the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information Technology Category at the General Services Administration.
Click here to watch a replay of the full Federal Industry Leaders Forum: Making IT Happen event.
Kelly Fletcher, Department of State chief information officer, brought up the agency’s pending Evolve contract vehicle.
BGOV on Evolve
Earlier: Bidding Open on Slots for $10 Billion State Department IT Work (Dec. 7, 2022)
- Agency-specific IT vehicle with up to 34 awards
- Maximum value $10 billion
- Replacing 11 IT contracts and task orders for consolidation that are worth $642 million since fiscal 2018
Serena Chan, senior technical advisor at the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Operations and Infrastructure Center, updated the audience about the Pentagon’s project to use commercial technologies in efforts to build a Defense Department-wide zero trust architecture.
For more key observations from the roundtable participants about zero trust and other cybersecurity efforts, click here.
BGOV on DISA
- DISA released a request for information March 21 about its distributed, hybrid, and multi-cloud infrastructure procurement. Read more: New Cloud Details Out at DOD Information Systems Agency
- DHMC follows on the heels of DISA’s announcement of awards to Alphabet Inc., Oracle Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Amazon.com Inc. for the $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract. Read more: Second Shot at Pentagon Cloud Deal Keeps Tech Rivalry Simmering
- Unclassified DOD contract spending on cloud services surpassed $5.3 billion in fiscal 2022, and the market has resulted in more than $16.5 billion in procurement since the beginning of fiscal 2018.
Monica Langley, deputy chief information officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, added comments about the Biden administration’s prioritization of improved customer experience for the public’s interaction with government websites and services.
BGOV on Customer Experience Initiatives
- The Bloomberg Government analyst-defined market for digital services, which includes tools for customer experience, resulted in nearly $8 billion in contract spending governmentwide in fiscal 2022.
- The Biden administration earlier in March announced projects aimed at streamlining interactions with government offices in circumstances like having a child, enrolling children in programs for low-income families, experiencing financial distress, moving from military to civilian life, or nearing retirement. Read more: Biden Wants Better ‘Life Experience’ With Government Websites