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10x matures

The General Services Administration’s 10x technology investment program has hit its stride. Developed to “crowdsource ideas from federal employees and turn them into real products that improve the public’s experience with the federal government," the program will fund 22 Phase 1 projects based on new priorities set last year. “We’re moving from shipping prototypes to shipping live products,” Will Cahoe, project coordinator for 10x, told FedScoop. “And I think this is a testament to how we’ve matured as a program over the last couple of years.” Dave Nyczepir has this.

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Biden picks Kendall for Air Force

The Biden administration has its pick for secretary of the Air Force. The White House announced Tuesday President Biden's intent to nominate Frank Kendall as the civilian head of the service. During his most recent tenure in government, Kendall served as undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics between 2011 and 2017. In more recent times, Kendall has become an outspoken critic of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the DOD’s new requirements for contractors to verify their cybersecurity compliance with third-party assessments. Jackson Barnett has the news.

DOD expands EHR rollout

The Department of Defense continues to expand the rollout of its Modernized electronic health record system. This most recent launch wave of MHS GENESIS, This most recent launch wave of MHS GENESIS, as it’s referred to, brought the system online at facilities in 12 new states and integrated 10,000 clinicians onto the system, the contractors leading the system’s rollout announced Tuesday. Jackson has more.

As telework rose, so did engagement

The Office of Personnel Management released data from the 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey on Monday, showing that at the pandemic’s peak, 74% of federal workers teleworked at least part of the week. Of those, 59% of respondents said they did so every day, and another 10% did most of the week. Prior to the pandemic, just 3% of federal workers teleworked on a daily basis, per the data of the 2020 FEVS report. Despite this new work arrangement for most federal employees, engagement still rose. Billy Mitchell has more.

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