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MeriTalk, ACT-IAC, and the Partnership for Public Service are issuing a call to the Federal IT community for participants in several virtual roundtable groups that will formulate operating and policy recommendations to promote stronger and more resilient government operations to advance the nation’s post-pandemic recovery. […]

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ACT-IAC released a best practices guide July 10 for industry and government on how to approach other transaction authorities (OTAs), a novel approach to Federal contracting governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation.






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The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) released a white paper titled “5G Capabilities: Enabling Services and Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government” to build an understanding of 5G and use cases in the Federal government.






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The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has proposed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Playbook for the Federal government on the heels of the AI/Machine Learning Primer from 2019.






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Margaret Weichert, deputy director of Management at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), said Oct. 22 that the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) issued by the White House in 2018 aims to allow the Federal government to become more agile in improving citizen service, and in doing so to operate closer to the private-sector mode.






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The FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) Scorecard issued twice per year by the House Oversight and Reform Committee is likely to see some changes in the near term due to the need for new data sources, new policies, and shifting congressional priorities, said Kevin Walsh, FITARA executive at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).






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The Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken implementation of FITARA (Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act) to heart, making it part of performance plans, department policy, and gaining visibility across its IT environment, USDA officials explained July 31 at an ACT-IAC event.






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ACT-IAC announced it is seeking government and industry experts to volunteer for a work group to exchange information on cloud security authorizations to operate (ATOs). ACT-IAC is establishing the group to help the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS) organization and FedRAMP learn more about industry’s approach to security and cloud authorizations. The group […] […]

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council, or ACT-IAC, announced the results of its elections for members of its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Executive Committee.






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Representatives from different Federal agencies at ACT-IAC’s Emerging Technology Forum today said that they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to make strides in their work.






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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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“It could be any day.” That’s what U.S. Bureau of Economics Analysis Chief of Policy Communication Lucas Hitt said at an ACT-IAC meeting today when he provided an update on the much-awaited release of the Federal Data Strategy, which may come out as early as this week.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) has developed dashboards for both agency acquisition spending management and small businesses to help track spending and help support small businesses in Federal acquisition, which have been key in working toward achieving the President Management Agenda goals, GSA IT Category Management Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laura Stanton said today.






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