Federal spending budget

The $2 trillion measure approved by the Senate last night to help stimulate the flagging U.S. economy and respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will provide hefty increases to the budgets of numerous Federal agencies with major roles in pandemic response and mitigation. […]

GSA General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) is warning the public to verify correspondence with GSA vendors after receiving reports of malicious actors claiming to be associated the agency.






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Kris Rowley, the chief data officer (CDO) at the Generals Services Administration (GSA) will be leaving the agency to join the private sector. His last day will be Friday, March 13 according to an email obtained by MeriTalk.






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GSA General Services Administration

Final Guidance for the Multi-Award Schedule (MAS) Modification is now available from the General Services Administration (GSA) for contractors and put together with industry feedback.






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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sent a memo to Federal agency heads on March 3 with “preliminary guidance” to prepare the Federal workforce for the “potential impacts” of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including an emphasis on telework and Federal mission resilience.






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The General Services Administration’s (GSA) release of Federal website standards in December 2019 was intended to aid agency compliance with the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA), but Larry Gillick, chief of web and digital strategy at the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, raised concerns with unintended consequences of the standards.






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General Services Administration GSA

The President’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal includes a joint appropriations request from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), reflecting the Trump administration’s intention to merge OPM into GSA.






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AI Quantum Computing

The Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Centers of Excellence (CoE) expect to reach out to Joint Common Foundation (JCF) stakeholders to set up one-on-one engagements on a “discovery sprint” that looks to accelerate and expand AI adoption.






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Last night, five Federal agency CIOs and their senior staff members brought home awards and well-earned praise for raising their Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Scorecard grades at MeriTalk’s FITARA Awards (LINK) ceremony.






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The General Services Administration (GSA) held the first of two planned townhall meetings on electronic rulemaking (eRulemaking) on Jan. 30 to gather comments on the agency’s approach to modernizing eRulemaking management in order to, among other aims, mitigate fake comments and manage mass-comment campaigns.






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GSA General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported three weaknesses in GSA’s Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance for Fiscal Year 2019 in a report dated Dec. 5, 2019, but released on Jan. 30.  






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The General Services Administration (GSA) began a mass modification to its multiple award schedules (MAS) Jan. 31 to consolidate all 24 systems into a single schedule, marking the second phase of its strategy to modernize the Federal acquisition system.






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GSA General Services Administration

The General Services Administration (GSA) has named Julie Dunne commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), after appointing her acting commissioner of FAS in October 2019.






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Cloud Computing Brainstorm 2019 - Sean Connelly

The General Services Administration (GSA) has announced initial publication of its Federal Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Program Playbook that aims to assist agencies in establishing new RPA programs, and provide guidance for existing programs.






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NASA

Mary Davie is leaving the General Services Administration (GSA) after a 30-year career – much of it in the top ranks of acquisition management – and is landing at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with the title of Deputy Associate Administrator, Mission Support Transformation.






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