In light of the increasing ubiquity of data breaches, Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report today recommending that Federal agencies should discontinue knowledge-based verification to strengthen their remote identity proofing processes and that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) should provide guidance in creating alternative identity proofing methods. […]

The House Appropriations Committee is putting pressure on the General Services Administration (GSA) to get agencies migrated over to the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Contract, including a provision to push agencies to adopt the contract, as well as other IT oversight items for GSA.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) released a request for information (RFI) Friday, June 7 on the agency’s plan to consolidate its 24 existing schedules into one contract vehicle, including a draft version of the terms and conditions for the new Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). Feedback is due by June 21.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) dropped a list of 22 new vendor agreements to provide Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiatives at agencies with more options for advancing their IT modernization initiatives.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) faces a number of challenges for FY2019, including improving procurement metrics reporting through the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), and in the area of agency cybersecurity, according to the GSA Office of Inspector General (OIG) semiannual report to Congress issued today.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to reduce the number of special item numbers (SINs) from over 940 to “just over 300” as part of its Multiple Awards Schedule (MAS) consolidation effort, agency officials told industry members during a May 22 webinar.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that Reynold Schweickhardt will step into the role of senior technology advisor at the agency, and will help with GSA’s technology transformation portfolio.






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In an effort to improve customer experience (CX) in government, the General Services Administration (GSA) will hold a nationwide, day-long hackathon to gather industry insight about GSA applications.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) expects to complete all phases of its Centers of Excellence (CoE) program at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and move resources to other agencies by the middle of next year, said Anil Cheriyan, head of GSA’s Technology and Transformation Services (TTS) unit.






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General Services Administration (GSA) Senior Solution Architect Richard Bright hailed several benefits of the agency’s migration to cloud services at the Alfresco Government Summit conference today, including resulting service improvements and an uptick in workforce culture.






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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy inappropriately awarded 1,849 contracts to businesses that had tax debts in 2015 and 2016.






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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the General Services Administration (GSA) announced an interagency agreement to build up GSA’s Technology Transformation Services’ (TTS) Centers of Excellence (CoE) initiative that will help stabilize OPM’s legacy IT systems and ease modernization efforts.






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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent its proposal to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – and move most of its functions under the General Services Administration (GSA) – to Congress on Thursday, May 17.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that it has launched the Cloud Information Center (CIC), which will serve as a central repository for cloud resources.






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A bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Government Act on Wednesday to improve the use of AI across the Federal government by “providing access to technical expertise and streamlining hiring within the agencies.” The bill was previously introduced by the same group of senators in September of 2018, but didn’t receive a vote in the Senate.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today launched a new competition to create a Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center to address challenges facing the Federal government. The competition runs from today through August 1, 2019.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) outlined ten tips for Federal agencies to follow in their efforts to migrate to cloud-based systems as part of a cloud smart push.






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With the release of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) new memo on shared services, the General Services Administration is looking to the opportunity to support the whole-of-government approach that the memo supports, said Keith Nakasone, deputy assistance commissioner for IT Acquisition at the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).






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