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Rep. Gerry Connolly makes a point at MeriTalk's Cloud Computing Brainstorm in June. (Photo: MeriTalk)
Rep. Gerry Connolly makes a point at MeriTalk's Cloud Computing Brainstorm in June. (Photo: MeriTalk)
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Reacting to a battery of recent MeriTalk articles on GSA 18F and FedRAMP, voices inside and outside GSA have called for MeriTalk to name our source. Well, this time, we’re completely transparent.






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Donald Trump, shown in March, won the presidential election on Nov. 8. (Photo: Gino Santa Maria, Shutterstock)

The incoming Trump administration plans to get rid of 18F, the digital services team located within the General Services Administration that has been criticized recently for its spending practices, according to a senior administration official. Republican Donald Trump won the presidential election on Nov. 8, raising questions about what lies ahead for Federal IT.






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The House of Representatives today passed the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, which endeavors to provide agency CIOs with the funding and framework to modernize aging IT systems.






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A pile of fake money representing the $150,000 spent on the FedRAMP dashboard was presented as an example of agency spending waste. (Photo: MeriTalk)

The storm clearly has not passed for some big programs run by the General Services Administration, including FedRAMP’s spending of $150,000 in taxpayer money to duplicate an online dashboard capability that had already been developed in the private sector and made available to the government for free….Also, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, is back with another bill aimed at IT modernization.






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A pile of fake money representing the $150,000 spent on the FedRAMP dashboard was presented as an example of agency spending waste. (Photo: MeriTalk)

Facing criticism over the awkward nature of the FedRAMP process and the use of $150,000 to create a FedRAMP Dashboard that already exists in the private sector, the GSA was told on Tuesday that it needed to clean up the program or have Congress step in.






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