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Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service digital playbook flags workflows ripe for automation

“The Bureau of the Fiscal Service is showing federal financial agencies how technology can help them streamline manual processes. The bureau is releasing a Digital End-to-End Efficiency Playbook that walks agencies through how to identify workflows for automation and select business processes with the most potential to maximize cost savings. The bureau worked with several agencies to pilot the framework, […] The post Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service digital playbook flags workflows ripe for automation appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CivicActions receives contract award from GSA to improve digital accessibility of compliance reports

“CivicActions is excited to announce a new contract with General Services Administration (GSA) to reimagine the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT®) into a modernized format to support better accessibility for digital products. The VPAT currently exists as a lengthy Word document that lists accessibility requirements for technology products, such as software and hardware. It’s often used by vendors during the […] The post CivicActions receives contract award from GSA to improve digital accessibility of compliance reports appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA OIG: Unreliable Information Technology Infrastructure Cost Estimates for the Electronic Health Record Modernization...

“The Electronic Health Record Modernization program manages VA’s transition to a new electronic health record system interoperable with the Department of Defense’s system, allowing care providers to access more comprehensive medical histories for the nine million-plus veterans enrolled in VA health care.” “The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted this audit because of the […] The post VA OIG: Unreliable Information Technology Infrastructure Cost Estimates for the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

FDA’s Budget: Data Modernization and Enhanced Technologies

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission to protect and promote the public health impacts the life of every American, every day. Our work encompasses an ever-widening array of foods, additives, cosmetics, medicines, and medical devices as the FDA regulates approximately 20 cents of every dollar spent annually by American consumers. The industries we regulate […] The post FDA’s Budget: Data Modernization and Enhanced Technologies appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Nextgov: IRS Offering $7.5M for New Ideas to ‘Digitize’ and ‘Digitalize’ Paper Documents

“The IRS wants new ideas for digitizing and digitalizing paper files and is offering up to $7.5 million per proposal in the latest solution challenge under the Pilot IRS program…” “The latest solution challenge looks to tackle the agency’s backlog of paper documents, according to the draft request for proposals posted to SAM.gov. The sixth solution challenge divides the effort […] The post Nextgov: IRS Offering $7.5M for New Ideas to ‘Digitize’ and ‘Digitalize’ Paper Documents appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: FinCEN Welcomes First-Ever Chief Digital Currency Advisor and First Director of Strategic...

“Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Acting Director Michael Mosier today announced leadership additions to the bureau.  Michele Korver, who led a distinguished career at the United States Department of Justice, now serves as FinCEN’s first-ever Chief Digital Currency Advisor.  Jayna Desai, formerly of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, now serves as FinCEN’s first Director of Strategic Communications. ‘I am […] The post Press Release: FinCEN Welcomes First-Ever Chief Digital Currency Advisor and First Director of Strategic Communications appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: GSA’s next set of acquisition modernization initiatives to focus on services,...

“GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service created a foundation over the last few years that focused on improving the customer and employee experiences. Now FAS is ready to build on that foundation with four new initiatives that will expand the use of technology, further the buying and selling experiences in GSA’s $75 billion marketplace and bring more […] The post Federal News Network: GSA’s next set of acquisition modernization initiatives to focus on services, automation, data appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

FedScoop: Lawmakers push back on VA’s plan to use ‘opaque’ fund for IT modernization

“Lawmakers aren’t very bullish about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ new plan to repurpose funds from other accounts to fund its IT modernization projects, they said in a hearing Thursday.” “Some members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee equated the VA’s recent request to take $670 million from its Transformational Fund (TF) account […] The post FedScoop: Lawmakers push back on VA’s plan to use ‘opaque’ fund for IT modernization appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GAO: Veterans Affairs: Systems Modernization, Cybersecurity, and IT Management Issues Need to Be Addressed

Why GAO Did This Study “The use of IT is crucial to helping VA effectively serve the nation’s veterans. The department annually spends billions of dollars on its information systems and assets. Its fiscal year 2022 budget request is about $4.8 billion for its Office of Information and Technology and $2.7 billion for electronic health […] The post GAO: Veterans Affairs: Systems Modernization, Cybersecurity, and IT Management Issues Need to Be Addressed appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

Nextgov: House Bill Would Require Government to Drastically Modernize Digital ID Verification

“Congressmen from both sides of the political aisle want federal agencies to collaboratively help revamp the infrastructure that secures—or fails to secure—Americans’ digital identities online. Via the Improving Digital Identity Act introduced this week, Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., John Katko, R-N.Y., Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., propose a multi-pronged approach to update what they view as a ‘lagging’ […] The post Nextgov: House Bill Would Require Government to Drastically Modernize Digital ID Verification appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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