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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 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 President’s Management Agenda (PMA) celebrated its birthday yesterday with a successful first year, but the goal for the future of government IT modernization must be to scale those successes across the Federal government, said Federal CIO Suzette Kent.






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Through efforts such as the Centers of Excellence, common standards, and consolidation of schedules, the General Services Administration is looking to support modernization efforts across government and modernize its own systems and processes, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said today.






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General Services Administration officials said today they expect their plan to consolidate 24 multiple award schedules into a single schedule for products and services to take about two years to complete, and that the effort is expected to yield workforce cost savings and efficiencies for both GSA and private sector partners that sell to the Federal government.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) announced on Tuesday that the agency is condensing its 24 multiple award schedules, including IT Schedule 70, into a single schedule for products and services, in a move that it says will simplify acquisitions for Federal agencies.






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Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), delivered a keynote address today that provided a glimpse of her vision as the head of GSA, along with recent government IT wins and the path she sees ahead for the agency serving as the Federal facilitator for IT acquisition and modernization.






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The General Services Administration announced several companies receiving awards for “critical work” at the Centers of Excellence (CoEs) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), advancing the Centers of Excellence initiative into phase II.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) today announced that it awarded a 10-year, $2.5 billion blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions that will modernize the Federal government’s civilian payroll, work schedule, and leave management systems.






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While some aspects of the Trump administration’s government agency reorganization proposal released in June have flown into moderate headwinds in Congress over jurisdictional and workforce issues, the proposal found a friendlier–if still somewhat cautious–audience at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees’ subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Thursday.






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The General Services Administration on June 18 issued a request for information (RFI) seeking comment from industry on how GSA can adopt Technology Business Management (TBM) taxonomy across the Federal government, in order to provide “a standardized view of IT spend and provide greater transparency into how the Federal government invests in IT products and services.”






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Turns out the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) board wasn’t just talking a big game when we heard from representatives last week that the pace of reviews had accelerated. Federal CIO Suzette Kent, who chairs the TMF board, revealed Sunday on the Government Matters TV program that the board has selected four agencies one step closer to receiving modernization funding.






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Eyes tend to glaze over at an Appropriations hearing. Seems Congress just pushed through the 2018 Omnibus spending bill, and the House is already back talking budgets for FY19.






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