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Construction Begins at USCIS’ Future Maryland HQ

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and General Services Administration officials have broken ground on the future USCIS headquarters in Camp Springs, Maryland, that will consolidate six leased facilities into one location, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. GSA signed a 15-year agreement to lease 574,767 rentable square feet for the consolidated USCIS office …

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GSA Releases Emerging Citizen Tech Guide for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration has created an open source guide on emerging service-applicable technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, to support government agencies in their efforts to implement these tools. The U.S. Emerging Citizen Technology Atlas contains cases, reports, program references and resources that resulted from collaborations between the U.S. government and …

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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “We are trying to make sure GSA’s contracting officers and our policies support really vigorous competition at the task order level …

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GSA’s 18F Helps Build Federal Lab Data Source Website

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has collaborated with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to build a website that offers information about facilities, programs and funds of approximately 300 federal laboratories. Aaron Sauers, laboratory and business systems chair at FLC, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the FLC …

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Federal CIO Margie Graves: Agencies Move to Implement Standardized IT Spending Tracker

Federal agencies have started to implement a standard framework for monitoring information technology spending, FCW reported Tuesday. Margie Graves, acting federal chief information officer, said that the Technology Business Management framework is intended to help government agencies locate IT costs and understand their business cases. Graves added that the CIO Council and General …

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GSA Launches Beta Version of Updated Procurement Site; Christy Hermansen Comments

The General Services Administration has launched a beta version of its updated website that will offer access to public procurement data, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. GSA currently seeks input on the test System for Award Management site designed to consolidate 10 online federal contracting portals. Christy Hermansen, project design lead for SAM.gov, said …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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GSA Posts Web Resources of Enterprise Infrastructure Service Providers

The General Services Administration has unveiled a list of online resources meant to inform federal agencies of what technology and service offerings they can acquire from multiple vendors via the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions procurement vehicle, FCW reported Wednesday. GSA offers information about services, planning and pricing options on the agency’s Interact site in an …

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GSA Revises Special Item Number on Professional Services Schedule to Cover ID Protection Services

The General Services Administration has revised a special item number on its Professional Services Schedule in an effort to meet the rising demand for identity protection services and changing requirements of federal agency customers. GSA’s office of professional services and human capital categories renamed SIN 520-20 on PSS as Data …

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