General Services Administration GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) recommends that agencies use IT Schedule 70 to procure solutions to implement Technology Business Management (TBM) practices – including advanced tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics process automation (RPA) – alongside IT financial management solutions. […]

FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) BI is looking to map its IT architecture as it implements Technology Business Management (TBM), and is investigating if industry can meet the bureau’s needs. The FBI issued a request for information for a commercial tool on July 23, with responses due by August 20.






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The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Circular A-11 for the fiscal year 2021 budget cycle, released June 28, includes new guidance on customer experience (CX), Technology Business Management (TBM), and OMB’s new shared services policy.






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State Department

One of the biggest hurdles to Federal agency adoption of Technology Business Management (TBM) practices may be the degree of cultural change necessary to get everyone – including IT, finance, and top leadership – on board for the effort, said Ken Rogers, deputy CIO at the State Department, on Wednesday, May 15, at the Apptio Federal TBM Summit.






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As CIOs look to overcome obstacles in modernizing their organizations’ IT systems across a spectrum of industries, making IT an issue of trust rather than cost has become key to driving CIO initiatives, according to Grant Thornton’s 2019 CIO Survey Report.






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Federal spending budget

The Federal government is making some progress in supporting the cross-agency priority (CAP) goal of greater transparency among Federal IT spending, but is behind schedule on establishing government-wide standards for Technology Business Management (TBM)–a set of best practices for running IT businesses and communicating IT costs and benefits–according to an update released yesterday on Performance.gov.






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The Professional Services Council (PSC) today released a five-year trend forecast for the Federal IT market that sees IT budget increases at defense agencies and points to the Technology Business Management (TBM) IT taxonomy and the FITARA scorecard as major IT management influencers.






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Walter McDonald, director of IT Program Services at the Department of Education, today clarified that a potential Technology Business Management (TBM) playbook that Education has aided GSA in constructing is still in a draft stage, and not scheduled for public release in three to four weeks, as initially indicated.






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Walter McDonald Ann Kim FITARA Awards Department of Education

The General Services Administration has tapped the Department of Education to share with other Federal agencies Education’s successes in adopting the Technology Business Management (TBM) framework to arrive at a holistic understanding of IT processes, according to representatives of Education’s Office of the CIO.






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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) technology budget is vast. At just over $4 billion, it exceeds most Federal agencies’ technology budgets, and in some cases, dwarfs entire operational budgets.






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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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The new President’s Management Agenda solidified the administration’s focus on IT modernization. In the 54-page agenda, released last week, the White House laid out its roadmap for improving the Federal government. Central to its plans? Modernizing the government’s IT infrastructure. 






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It’s an old axiom: “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” And nowhere is that axiom truer these days than with Federal IT investments. Federal executives need to better understand, manage, and show value from money spent on IT resources.






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