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Nextgov: Bill to Codify GSA’s Centers of Excellence Awaits President’s Signature

“Bipartisan legislation that would codify the Centers of Excellence initiative—first launched by the General Services Administration in 2017—passed the Senate Nov. 18 and now awaits a signature from President Trump to become law. The Information Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, introduced in July by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H, lays out responsibilities GSA Centers of […] The post Nextgov: Bill to Codify GSA’s Centers of Excellence Awaits President’s Signature appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat on need for IT modernization during customer journeys

“As the continuing coronavirus pandemic puts a spotlight on the need for mission continuity, Federal agencies need to understand their customers’ journeys and smooth the path for them, Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat said today. ‘We have to understand our customers’ journey … and we have to make it simpler and easier to complete that journey,’ Roat said speaking during […] The post Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat on need for IT modernization during customer journeys appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Activates OneRecord to Deliver Digital Medical Records...

“This Veterans Month, OneRecord, a consumer-facing health platform with apps on iOS, Android, and web, has been greenlit to enable Veterans to digitally access all of their medical records from VA locations—nationwide.  In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Lighthouse API program, OneRecord, with its user-centered design, security, and accessibility standards, becomes […] The post Press Release: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Activates OneRecord to Deliver Digital Medical Records to Veterans Nationwide appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DOJ Drug Enforcement Agency awards OPR Case Management Platform task

8(a) small business Agility Technologies beat out two other bidders to win a 4 1/2-year, $3M task from the Department of Justice to provide case management platform support for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). This small business set-aside action was competed on the GSA FSS contract vehicle and funded by DEA Headquarters. Awardee Name: AGILITY TECHNOLOGIES […] The post DOJ Drug Enforcement Agency awards OPR Case Management Platform task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Bill to Ensure VA Website Accessibility Passes House, Goes to President for...

“U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s (D-PA) bipartisan legislation, introduced with U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Website Accessibility Act (S. 3587) will ensure that individuals with disabilities, including blindness, can access VA webpages in accordance with existing federal law. A companion version of this […] The post Press Release: Bill to Ensure VA Website Accessibility Passes House, Goes to President for Signature appeared first on FedHealthIT.

EPA RFI: Modernization of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS)

Notice ID: 68HERD21Q0003 “In 2009, the EPA Office of Water (OW) initiated the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) modernization effort. The intent of the modernization effort was to replace the aging SDWIS State system with a web-based, centralized application to facilitate efficient data exchanges among primacy agencies, regulated entities, EPA Regions, and EPA Headquarters. The planning for this effort […] The post EPA RFI: Modernization of the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS) appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Washington Technology: Leidos continues battle for HUD IT modernization contract

“For at least a year, Leidos has been battling to hang on to a Housing and Urban Development IT modernization contract for over a year and the fight isn’t over yet.” “Leidos and Perspecta are the incumbents on the existing contracts, which are being consolidated into a new requirement known as HUD Enterprise Architecture Transformation or HEAT. Perspecta has won […] The post Washington Technology: Leidos continues battle for HUD IT modernization contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: AT&T Selected to Modernize NOAA’s Network

“What’s the news? AT&T will deliver modern networking capabilities and other advanced technologies to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) under a Task Order from NOAA valued at $311 million over 10 years. The Task Order was made under the General Service Administration’s (GSA) Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, which the government created to help federal agencies modernize their technology […] The post Press Release: AT&T Selected to Modernize NOAA’s Network appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

The Ripon Advance: McSally bill modernizes VA IT systems to improve processing of veterans’...

“To help improve the delivery of benefits for United States military veterans who are students during the pandemic, U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) on Oct. 23 sponsored legislation to transfer federal pandemic-relief funds to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)…” “Sen. McSally introduced S. 4852, which would make unobligated balances from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […] The post The Ripon Advance: McSally bill modernizes VA IT systems to improve processing of veterans’ benefits appeared first on FedHealthIT.

GovernmentCIO: Data Strategy is Essential for VA’s Ongoing Modernization

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is developing an agency-encompassing data strategy that will be used to guide both its health IT and patient care reforms.” “Speaking at the FCW Data Analytics and Smart Strategies Workshop, VA Chief Data Officer Kshemendra Paul outlined both the focus of VA’s data strategy, as well as its foundational importance […] The post GovernmentCIO: Data Strategy is Essential for VA’s Ongoing Modernization appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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