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A group of ten tech-sector trade groups led by the Alliance for Digital Innovation (ADI) is asking the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to make some big changes to Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) rules and policies, including those covering repayment obligations.

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Robotic Process Automation

At the heart of artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and other emerging technology implementation for the Department of Energy (DoE), National Science Foundation, and General Services Administration is sharing innovation, considering change management, and understand the business problems at hand, experts from the organizations said today.

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Dave Zvenyach, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization, today detailed a range of projects that will benefit from the $150 million of new funding provided for TTS’ Federal Citizen Service Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act that became law last week.

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The Federal government has made swift progress in ramping up the use of robotic process automation (RPA) technologies over the past year-plus, and has set the stage to rapidly increase RPA adoption going forward, a senior General Services Administration (GSA) official said today.

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A recent report from the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) – which is run by the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services organization – says Federal agencies need to deliver better digital services to provide reliable, user-friendly services and build public trust in the government.

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President Biden signed a March 7 executive order (EO) directing Federal agencies to aid in increasing voting access. The EO directs the Federal CIO to coordinate the modernization efforts of Federal agencies’ websites and digital services that provide election and voter information.

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The Senate as of late Friday afternoon was continuing to debate the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act, which contains considerable increases in Federal government funding for agency IT modernization and security upgrades.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) released an updated request for information (RFI) searching for guidance on its Best-in-Class Multiple Award Contract (BIC MAC) contract vehicle, which aims to support Federal agencies’ procurement requirements for professional services.

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In a blog post for the General Services Administration (GSA), Commissioner at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Sonny Hashmi outlined FAS’ commitment to progressing reform initiatives, administrative priorities, pandemic support, and data management.

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The Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) would get a $1 billion funding increase in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act, according to a preliminary draft of the Senate version of the legislation obtained from sources by MeriTalk. The Senate will debate its version of the legislation this week.

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With the “beta” in beta.SAM.gov just a few short months from retirement, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced it will validate the identity of agency administrators starting May 24.

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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) insider threat program (ITP) is failing to adequately protect GSA personnel, facilities, and systems from insider threats, according to a recent report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that a new version of Regulations.gov will launch on Feb. 18. The new website, which has been in beta testing since July 2019, will help improve the integrity of the public commenting process, GSA explained in a press release.

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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced several key leadership positions today, including Laila ElGohary as White House Liaison, who brings substantial technology experience to the position.

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Robotic Process Automation

Think about technology from a restaurant perspective – every Federal agency is a pizzeria, providing citizens with one service. The goal – pivot from pizzeria to GrubHub – allowing citizens to identify essential technology, while agencies serve as the enabler, or “delivery service.” Being a positive digital disruptor will enhance the customer experience, IT experts said Feb. 3 during MeriTalk’s Power of Prediction: Federal IT Operations Management (ITOM) webinar.

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President Biden’s Jan. 25 executive order to direct more of the Federal government’s spending to the benefit of American businesses has a larger focus on commodity and non-tech goods, but may end up extending to commercially available IT products.

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Following President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the list of political appointees that will lead the agency. According to the GSA, the appointees are a combination of Obama-Biden administration officials and others with public/private sector experience specifically in climate and technology.

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New working conditions have led agencies to adjust AI adoption methods and strengthen data analytics capabilities by leveraging commercially available solutions from industry and implementing other practices during the pandemic.

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