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Video: VA Deputy Secretary and CIO discuss digital transformation

Discussing digital transformation with James Byrne, Deputy Secretary at VA and James Gfrerer, Assistant Secretary and CIO at the VA. Watch the video here. Source: Fireside Chat Veterans Affairs – November 8, 2019. GovernmentCIO. The post Video: VA Deputy Secretary and CIO discuss digital transformation appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Nextgov: More Vets Are Taking Advantage of Digital Services Through New VA.gov

“One year after migrating all veteran services to the Veterans Affairs Department’s main webpage, agency officials are touting significant increases in vets engaging with digital services…” “Since the redesign and relaunch, the site has seen an uptick in the use of digital services. For instance, veterans submitted nearly 600,000 education forms through the new site […] The post Nextgov: More Vets Are Taking Advantage of Digital Services Through New VA.gov appeared first on FedHealthIT.

NSF, USPS IG laid foundation for IT modernization expansion

“Before any agency can truly take advantage of the cloud or artificial intelligence or data analytics tools, they first must create the underlying environment.” “Basically, it comes down to the fact that the network still matters. It must be robust enough to handle the increased demand across all of the department.” “Gary Barlet, the chief information officer of the Postal […] The post NSF, USPS IG laid foundation for IT modernization expansion appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Technology Modernization Fund budget cut blamed on lack of technology knowledge within Congress

“The Tech Modernization Fund, just two years into its existence, is at risk of being zeroed out in fiscal 2020. One of the lawmakers who sponsored the creation of the fund is blaming the lack of knowledge around technology on Capitol Hill for the fund’s possible demise.” “Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said Friday “we’re going to continue to fight” for TMF […] The post Technology Modernization Fund budget cut blamed on lack of technology knowledge within Congress appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent: TMF projects should benefit entire Government

“Despite hitting some recent budget snags in Congress, the Technology Modernization Fund has changed the conversation about how the federal government bankrolls IT transformation projects, Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said Wednesday.” “Coming in from the private sector, one of the very interesting things [in government] was the concept of talking about transformation, but getting that done with one-year […] The post Federal CIO Suzette Kent: TMF projects should benefit entire Government appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Legislation would create new USDA agency for agriculture technology research

“Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on Monday introduced legislation to create the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Terra (ARPA–Terra), a new agency at the Agriculture Department that would invest in agricultural technologies to increase economic opportunity for farmers, ranchers and rural communities.” “At a time when American farmers and ranchers are facing extreme weather and low commodity prices, […] The post Legislation would create new USDA agency for agriculture technology research appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Booz Allen makes good use of new IDIQ, adds $16M NIH NIAID Digital Communications...

Gaining Prime access to contract vehicles is key but knowing how to leverage them is more important. Having earned a Prime spot on this multiple-award IDIQ early this year, this longtime partner to the NIH closed out the fiscal year with several early wins, to include a 3-year task in support of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesThe post Booz Allen makes good use of new IDIQ, adds $16M NIH NIAID Digital Communications Services & Support win appeared first on G2Xchange Health.

Booz Allen makes good use of new IDIQ, adds $16M NIH NIAID Digital Communications...

Gaining Prime access to contract vehicles is key but knowing how to leverage them is more important. Having earned a Prime spot on this multiple-award IDIQ early this year, this longtime partner to the NIH closed out the fiscal year with several early wins, to include a 3-year task in support of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesThe post Booz Allen makes good use of new IDIQ, adds $16M NIH NIAID Digital Communications Services & Support win appeared first on G2Xchange Health.

DHS draws criticism for plan to issue two RFPs for financial systems modernization

“The Homeland Security Department definitely has it right this time. Correct?” “After four unsuccessful attempts to modernize and consolidate as many as 22 financial management systems, DHS’s latest approach is a winner.” “For the sake of the almost 17-year-old agency, let’s, once again, hope so.” “DHS released two solicitations last week seeking industry help to provide system integrator services and […] The post DHS draws criticism for plan to issue two RFPs for financial systems modernization appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

USDA customer experience consolidation to provide ‘omni-channel’ experience for farmers

“The General Services Administration’s Center of Excellence partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will focus efforts on consolidating the USDA’s contact centers to create an ‘omni-channel’ experience for farmers.” “Previous work on the center focused on allowing the department to see call intake, web and chat bot engagement in a centralized place, which Anil Cheriyan, director of the Technology […] The post USDA customer experience consolidation to provide ‘omni-channel’ experience for farmers appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

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