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OPM looks to expand IT modernization efforts in 2020 for key personnel systems

“The Office of Personnel Management’s USA Staffing program is focused on expanding federal position classification and integrating more government human resources systems — including the still-in-development National Background Investigations System (NBIS) — in fiscal 2020.” “OPM’s talent acquisition system USA Staffing is used by more than 70 customer agencies. That includes the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, parts of […] The post OPM looks to expand IT modernization efforts in 2020 for key personnel systems appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

House Modernization Committee considers ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

“Borrowing a page from executive branch agencies, the House Modernization Committee has considered moving its colleagues to agile procurement procedures and greater use of shared services, rather than have individual members purchase their own IT equipment.” “Our counterparts in the executive branch and the private sector have figured out that purchasing 1,000 computers yields a better price than purchasing 10 […] The post House Modernization Committee considers ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

Sevatec Wins GSA COMET BPA, awarded $116M task for Application Modernization and Transformation Services

“GSA, the federal government’s buyer of IT services and solutions, has awarded Sevatec one of 12 spots on its COMET BPA, which will be used for innovative development and modernization efforts for GSA’s best in class digital services solutions. GSA’s modernization strategy centers on utilizing cloud-based deployments, Agile practices, microservices, and low-code solutions.” “In support of the Halley’s COMET task […] The post Sevatec Wins GSA COMET BPA, awarded $116M task for Application Modernization and Transformation Services appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

DHS USCIS Digital Services Executive Jeffrey Levy updates paperless transition

“As the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) continues working toward a paperless future, the agency has already completed online filing systems for several documents and, and is touting successes with its online account system.” “Speaking at Gov’s 2020 Tech Focus: Trends to Keep Your Eye On produced by GovLoop, Jeffrey Levy, Deputy Chief of Digital Services at USCIS,  said the […] The post DHS USCIS Digital Services Executive Jeffrey Levy updates paperless transition appeared first on G2Xchange ETC.

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.

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